Saturday, January 13, 2007

Very Random :o).

(This is going to be a very random, miscellaneous post! Hope you don't mind!)

It had to come from somewhere...
Most kids inherit from their parents physical features, personality quirks :o), and a host of other things. I can say that two traits I know for sure I got from my dad are spontaneity and a love of/for travel. How do I know? Wednesday night at dinner my mom told me that my dad had off from Saturday-Tuesday so he decided to take a trip. I guessed Shady Maple, but apparently I didn't think outside the box;o). No, he decided on Wednesday to leave Saturday morning and go visit my brother in Indiana.

For one day.

And travel for 24 hours round trip.

Hey, at least I come by it honestly;o).

Little kiddos...
Wednesday night during junior church I grabbed a camera and took a picture of a sweet little girl who hasn't quite mastered the art of sitting in her chair for 5 minutes together;)...

(Look closely and you'll see there's more than just one use for ties on the back of a jumper!)

This cutie patootie is our assistant pastor's adopted daughter and also the unofficial church office mascot. She's not quite two but has managed to charm her way into all of our hearts!

With her cute jumper and heart, a pink shirt, and a sweet smile, Sonia's little girl went for the t.r.u.c.k. All three of us teachers started laughing at the irony and amusement of the situation:o).

No need to set the alarm!

My pastor made mention last Sunday night about how the Lord will often wake him up in the middle of the night to read his Bible or pray. He made the comment, "Don't set the alarm! God will wake you up." Last night I tossed and turned but couldn't sleep so I got up and read through our missionary ladies group booklet overview from the last three months and then prayed. After that I had a great time reading through a couple of chapters in Judges and was challenged by several verses, but Judges 9:55-57 really stuck out at me...

"And when the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, they departed every man unto his place. Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying his seventy brethren: And all the evil of the men of Shechem did God render upon their heads: and upon them came the curse of Jotham the son of Jerubbaal."

In the margin of my Bible I wrote, God does not let sin go unpunished. Abimelech died because he killed his brothers and the men of Shechem died because they didn't handle Abimelech correctly. Sin is serious to God and holds serious consequences. But then this morning I read in the next chapter, "And his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel." (10:16) God must deal with sin, but I don't think he does it with a rejoicing heart when it comes to His children. You know the statement parents often make: "this hurts me more than it hurts you" as they get ready to discipline their child. But imagine how much more God is grieved by my sin and the consequences I must face as a result? This morning I was reminded anew of my Father's great and mighty love for me and how He is grieved when I'm miserable. Timeless truths!

Little schmo...

My sister casually asked me today if Andrew could spend the night with me and I agreed since I knew she and her husband were wiped out after taking "teacher" tests this morning. So Schmo came home with me tonight and even got to see his Uncle Tom:o), before he succumbed to sleep in his pack-n-play.

Well it's called...

..."Winter" camp but I seriously doubt the validity of that title other than the fact that we hold camp each year in January! Once again we're packing up the cars, loading up the bus and heading down to camp after Sunday evening services to attend "winter" camp in very unlike winter conditions. The forecast is calling for rain, but I would rather see snow because the hill that goes up to the girls' cabins becomes a mud wrestler's dream when it rains! Not that it matters much to me whether it snows or rains since I'll be staying at the big house to help with the cooking:o). But I'm sure the girls would appreciate snow rather than rain!

I would like to ask you to help us out with camp in a big way: would you take a moment to uphold LVBC's winter camp in prayer after you finish this? All I ask is for you to pray for the devil to be barred from the services and the Holy Spirit have free reign during the services. We feel strongly that this could be the camp that makes a difference in several young people and we need that since so many going to camp aren't saved. If you're a member of LVBC and are reading this, you really have a responsibility to pray for our teens (I said that sweetly):o).

Services will start Monday morning around 9-9:30ish, 11 AM, 7 PM, and then again on Tuesday (with the evening service being at 5 rather than 7). This isn't like summer camp where we go for all week; we'll only be gone until Tuesday. Even though it seems to be a "little" time period, little is much when God is in it!

So with that said, I'll be checking out for a couple of days!

Please PRAY for camp...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is so hilarious that the little girl is tied to the chair. LOL There are a few kids I know that I'd like to tie to a chair. Not because they fall out of it, but because they just won't stay in it. LOL You don't know any children like that, do you?? LOL