Thursday, June 28, 2007

I just don't believe it!!!!

Well, I must say that I was truly blessed last weekend.

I have a freind who's listed on my sidebar who just happens to be a songwriter. Not just ANY songwriter, but THE songwriter. You know the one who just won the "Song of the Year" award (you must keep up on the Southern Gospel circut). Yes, that's right. It's "my best good friend" Kyla Rowland. Might I just say - somebody was going to have to tie me up with a straight-jacket peel me off the celing calm me down a bit if I couldn't do it on my own. You see, she asked me to sing with her! That's right. I got to sing with her and her wonderful hubby, Bob.

Let me just say right now - if ever I had a dream to do anything, it would be to sing for a living. That's all I've ever wanted to do. I kinda conditioned myself for that. I was in the Show Choir at the "Old High School" (because they've consolidated it). I was in the big Concert Choir, All-State, All-State Chamber (only a select few got that honor), and a few different choral groups outside of school.

So, this becomes understandable that I'm kinda bored doing anything but music or "The Arts", but I'm making due. I mean, the bills don't stop just because you don't have a paying 'gig' all the time. That's why I'm at The Office and C is at The Plant. It's all because of those pesky little bills. Why can't they just STOP ALREADY!!!!! I mean, for goodness sake! Can't you people leave me alone for more than 2 stinkin seconds?!

Anyway, I was excited. We sounded really good. Which is a feat in and of itself - we didn't get to practice! You heard me correctly. No practice time and we sounded great. All I can say is:

YAY, GOD!!! There's no other reason that it could've been pulled off.

So, there you go. My adventure for the week. Now it's on to planning the rest of the year's worth of activities for our church's youth group. Did I mention that you end up kinda looney when you've done youth ministry by yourself (well, me & C) for 6 years?!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Just a funny

Found this over at Show Me State of Mind.

Your Pirate Name Is...

Pegleg Janie Jalibird

BTW, the post that this was attached to - totally hilarious! I can totally relate!

Friday, June 15, 2007


And no, I don't snort, but I almost did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007


I think I just saw the funniest video EVER over at laughing mommy's blog.

Here you go:

It's just too funny!!!!!

WOW!!!!, Part 2

Well, let me just say that I just keep getting floored by these meetings. I'm soooo impressed by how God works through the people who minister in these meetings.

This year The Whisnants were the special music for Thursday nights meeting. They were excellent. Dr. Joe Arthur delivered the Word. He never fails to bring it in a way that makes it seem like it's just for you. And it was all about "Anchors". It was really cool to listen to him describe how the Holy Spirit is the "anchor" end in the soul, Christ is the "anchor" end in heaven, and when there are times you can't pray, the Holy Spirit prays on this end (knowing what a Holy God demands) and how Christ prays on the heavenly end (because He empathises with the earthly man), it all balances out, and God can hear and answer the request. It was really cool.

In the men's meeting (yes, I sat thru this meeting with my video camera), the topic was "courage". The men delivering the Word for this meeting were Tom Gillum and Dean McNease. Yes, they had 2 preachers deliver during their session. It was challenging even for me. Bro. Tom Gillum preached on getting out of your comfort zone and doing something for God. He used a missions theme. He talked about a missionary that was told "If you go over there to those islands, you'll be eaten by the cannibals.". They were referring to the islands between Hawaii and Australia. The missionary's response was "I'd rather be eaten by cannibals and following God's will than to sit here, do nothing, and be eaten by the worms.". WOW!!! Then Dean McNease preached on the "follow through" of courage and the actions that would follow.

The women's meeting focused on "Reminders" and "Prayer". The "Reminders" thought was delivered by Kyla Rowland. She talked about the things that we consider to be brokenness and how God uses those things to be reminders to others about what God can do. The "Prayer" thoughts were delivered by Linda Hicks. It was a refresher course on praying and what's to be the motivation behind the prayer life of a believer.

The Friday night was "Jesus wept". My, my, my. How God can use a man to deliver such a message is beyond my comprehension. The bearer of the Word for this meeting was Dr. Craig Edwards. How God could send His only Son to bear what I couldn't JUST SO that when I face those things, I have someone that will not only sympathize with me but can empathize with me. Feel what I feel - because Christ has felt all those things, too.

Like I said before, the only thing that can describe that meeting is "off the hook". It's a lot to cram in, but it's totally worth it. TOTALLY!!

BTW, if you're interested in a copy of the video, send me an email - I'll send you back all the info you need for ordering. =)

Monday, June 11, 2007

WOW!!!!, Part 1

I know it's been a while. I've been swamped at The Office - I took 2 days off for a vacation. It's taken almost a week and a half to get caught up.

I knew it was going to be hectic, but that was crazy!!!

We take these 2 days off every year. There's a Bible Convention that we attend every year in Pigeon Forge, TN. If I had to come up with a word or phrase to decribe this convention, it would be "off the hook". Every year gets better than the last. I'm not even sure how that happens, but it does.

This year was especially hard, though. We were on our way out of town (two hours late getting out of town), when we find out that C's paycheck didn't get direct deposited like it was supposed to. CRAP!!!!! Can you see where this will end up? Going out of town with enough gas to get you there and enough cash to get 2 double McCheeseburger meals at the "Happy Clown" establishment.

Anyway, we get to enjoy the conference, but we are also "working" while we're there. We video the conference for the people who put it on. Which means that we sit through every session (and that's really ok - every session is good). If you would like to read more about what those people thought, go here. Good, good stuff.

The meetings consist of 4 seperate meetings. Thursday evening everybody has church together. The special music was provided by The Whisnants this year and the minister of the hour was Dr. Joe Arthur. His message was about "The Anchor". This session lasted about 3 hours.

I know what you're thinking. Church for 3 hours?!?!?!?!?! ARE YOU CRAZY, WOMAN?!?!?!?!?! Maybe. I'll let you know when I find out.........