Tuesday, April 15, 2014

There's always a good-bye

After a week of no internets/home network, it is BACK!
I couldn't even print, which was driving me bananas as I had Sunday School and a Parent Meeting last Sunday. They had to write everything down instead of handouts, which isn't the end of the world, but now I have all these pretty papers designed and sitting on my desk top awaiting printing. #firstworldproblems

I also can officially share that my pastor and family will be heading out to New Mexico for a new church starting in June. And that my downtown pastor is now PAID part-time starting June 1 and then will move into Full-time in January. As part of the leadership team, we will sit down and discuss what this means for the future of our church.  We currently have three campuses and four pastors. Only one is technically paid via the church. All the other "ministry directors" are volunteer positions except the worship leader. SO, please add our church to your prayer list. Transitions are never easy, but always produce good things when God's people say YES to Him.

And my youthins are losing one of their great friends and sole student leader to this transition. They've never had any of the  youth move away before this...so yeah, heartache. But also a teaching lesson. And next year, I'll be the one moving away and leaving them in capable hands {hopefully}.
Many prayers are appreciated.

So, this summer is full of adventures, mission trips, and see ya laters. I've never been on the receiving end of people moving away. It's usually the Marine and I moving away from good friends, so now I finally know what it's like when good friends move away; or at least announce that they're moving away. But I am excited for them. It sounds like a new adventure and great community. AND it has me missing the desert community just a little bit. It's a completely different culture than the fast paced, go -go-go, don't talk to anyone, rush around here and there pace of Indianapolis. And Mission Trip 2015, SOLVED. That is super easy.

Oh, and Saturday we went to the Indianapolis ZOO, in which I was sunburnt in 90 minutes in the sun since it was almost 80 degrees. And today, snow. It did not stick today but it was pretty. Tomorrow it'll be 60, so there's that bi-polar weather.

And now Peter Pan time with my niece.

What's your favorite Disney Movie?

tick-tock tick-tock.






Wednesday, April 09, 2014

repeat. REPEAT. repeat.

clean up
remodel
remodel
clean up
dust
sand
sweep
mop
paint
stain
sand
dust
stain
paint
sweep
mop
vacuum
nail
hang
ah.

This has been my life this week. NEW stuff in kitchen, new stuff in breakfast nook, new new new. SO, it's been like a war zone in the house between dust and I. achoo and tissues and me are bffs.

Also, I stepped on a nail yesterday. It was only the HEAD side, but man oh man it hurt. It was right smack in the middle of our stairs, hanging out. Who knows where or how it came out like that, but after I clomped down all my weight on it and scream "OH MY GOUDA!", the Marine was nice enough to nail it back down into the stair tred from whence it came. But today, there's a nice purdy bruise on the bottom of my foot pad; right where I land when walking and running. *sigh*
Has anyone else ever done this sort of thing or is it just my "luck"?



Spring has finally arrived, too. And we haven't even started our transplants yet. They're still in seed packets! Oy. They'll be the second round of plants to enter into the garden this year. But I MUST have Boxcar Willie tomatoes. Have y'all ever had these? deliciousness cannot even describe them. They're the perfect tomato. Juicy, not too many fleshy pulp/seeds, and perfect in every dish I've tried; spaghetti sauce, salsa, tomatillo sauce, salsa verde, and more. I can't wait for the garden season.

And my beloved baseball season has returned. YES! No one else gets as excited as I do over baseball.  But, it's my sport. I love it more than football, hockey, and tennis. It's fantastic. It's been said to be a "smart" person's game because of all the rules associated with it. It's not just a hit the ball and run kinda sport...well maybe in t-ball it is. But I've played softball for MANY years, and grew up watching the TRIBE play, then became a BRAVES fan. And now, BOSOX fan and Indianapolis Indians (minor league for Pirates). Which, is always interesting because all the colors for the teams are Red, white, blue. And opening day is tomorrow for the Indians, and I'll be in a leadership meeting for church. But, it's okay because we have scored some free tickets for later in the month and I cannot wait. Someday I'll actually get to attend opening day, though. Maybe next year! Have y'all ever attended opening day ceremonies for any sporting event? I have yet to do it, and I think it's going to possibly be put onto my bucket list. I've attend spring training events, pre-season games and the like, but never OPENING day. Boo.




Tuesday, April 01, 2014

kiss a Wookie, Kick a droid.

Joshua and Jericho are on my mind this morning.
It's been popping up a lot of places lately and I know there's HOPE in the story.
Believe God and obey. BOOM, walls come down.
We discussed this in Sunday School two days ago. Then we discussed the Veggietales rendition.
And it's been talked about during the prayer service and on several blogs/devotionals since then.
I have a feeling God's telling me to trust HIM and it'll all work out, so I just have to wait;
in HIS timing, right?



We're almost this.close to finishing the guest bathroom. My task is to wipe down the drywall dust, prime, and paint the walls today. Then do the same in the kitchen. And then finish staining the wall cabinet in the bathroom. The Marine then has to finish the trim work and install the things like tp holder, a shelf, mirror, and lights and we'll be done. YAY I can't wait to show y'all the transformation. I have to find the "before" pics and y'all will just be astonished; because WHO puts carpet in all the bathrooms??!!! WHO?

Life group starts here April 11 @ 7pm. It'll be "young professionals" group...meaning the OLDER, possibly married, almost done with school/in grad school kinda college kids. It's a blessing to offer our casa since it's so close to downtown, but in a home, not apartment, not in a church, not in campus center. They were having trouble finding a place to meet, but not anymore.  I'll be offering actual food. too. I told them they cannot exist on chips and soda anymore. It's time to be grown ups and have actual FOOD at life groups, like the rest of the adult groups, do. It might be more time consuming for me with cleaning and food prep, but in the end, I love doing/serving other people. If I feed you, I love you. That's how I am.

Can you tell we're watching the animated CLONE WARS this season? It's actually pretty good, kinda goofy, but always funny. It's not Big Bang Theory funny, but there's always something that Star Wars fans can say OOoooOOO. Such as using carbonate BEFORE Han SOLO. Or meeting Chewbacca before Han Solo.  It's a mysterious world, this Star Wars universe.