Thursday, September 29, 2005


When I got home from my Pampered Chef Party tonight, this guy was waiting to greet me. Actually I think it is a female Black & Yellow Argiope. We haven't seen one in a few years.

TO see more cool spiders go here.

* Edit: We'll see if the spider returns tonight. My 3 year old girl took a stick and knocked it down while I was talking to a neighbor.

Two More Gems:

"What would you think if daddy and I went on a little trip together"
"Well, we would be very sad...but, if you got someone to watch us we would be very happy."

Daddy asked our daughter to pray and she said she did not want to. He told her that he was trying to teach her what it means to be a child of God. She told him "I don't want to be a child of God I want to be a vetrenarian, that is an animal doctor!" He did go on to explain that she could be both.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Ahhhh Sunday

A day of rest and relaxation right? Not if you are southern Baptist and have to be in the pew every time the door opens. I am really not complaining, I love our church but we live 18 miles away....These are not freeway miles, these are go by the mall onto the backroads kind of miles. I remember when Sundays were not so hard. My hubby and I would get up and go to church sometimes having to be there early if he was going to play or if I was on the praise team. Now Sundays are just hard.
We get up about 7:30 (hubby leaves about 6:45 if he is playing that day) leave for church by 8:15. Get the kiddos to Sunday School and the nursery by 8:55 and get into the service at 9. Go to Connect group at 10:45 and usually get out by 12:15ish. By the time we pick up the kids and get them and their projects loaded in the car it is 12:30-12:45. Our boy is usually asleep before leaving the parking lot and our girl has given up naps so she is hungry and ready to be home.
We usually grab something to eat on the way home and have a picnic on the floor in the living room.
Our little guy wakes up and is ready to eat so he gets a little snack or his lunch depending on the time.
3:45 rolls around and it is time to head back to church. I am taking Financial Peace University and have to be there by 4:30 for the class which means our kids have to be in the nursery and to Kids choir by 4:25. FPU goes until 6 when the evening service starts. I tend not to stay for the service since my kids haven't eaten since snack time and we have to get dinner. By the time we get home it is time for the kids to go to bed and for me to watch Desperate Housewives and Greys Anatomy.

I talked to my Connect Group leader the other day. He has been working on an online Bible study resource for different groups. He has been reading up a lot on the emergent church and has been asking himself a lot of hard questions about what the "church" is really supposed to be doing. He even asked a woman in our Sunday School class to pray at the end of class today. I like to think our church is moving in a more emergent direction and with leaders who are open to asking questions there is hope that our goal won't be to be in the pew every time the door opens (even though it is great to be in church) but to be the salt of the earth and moving people to come to know Christ.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

What are the Emmy's?

According to my 3 year old it is a show about the big M&M's. She was all about watching it until it was a bunch of old people talking. :0)

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Side Yard Help

If anyone has any genius ideas about what we should do with this side yard please tell us. We are not landscape gurus and are having a hard time thinking of what to do with it. In the spring daffodils grow right along the edge and there are iris' original to the house along the fence. Those keep coming back and we like them but the rest leaves much to be desired. We don't have much money so a landscaper is out. Ideas??

Monday, September 05, 2005

Christian Music

Having been a band wife since I met my husband..Well, band girlfriend, band fiancee and then band wife, I have been through a lot with my musician husband. We have had many conversations on what it means to be a Christian band or Christians in a band or if you need to talk during your shows to minister. Shaun Groves has a great post on this here.

The band Bobby is in now is a rock band. He loves it because he gets to play rock and roll. As the guitar player he doesn't have to talk all that much as the front man has to do most of the talking. Bobby is reading over my shoulder and ever point I wanted to make is out the window. He is not going to complain now he says. I think the point was that they are ministering the people they can without preaching at them. Shauns site says all of this far better than I can.