Monday, April 28

I can't go on!!

3 hours in! I have carved a note to my loved ones into the table. I pray that someone will find it and know what happened to me! Let my fate be a warning to those who come after me. Save yourself from this torment. Stay as far away from staff meetings as possible. It's just not worth the risk!.....fading out, can't

Go girl, go find help!

Lassie (the collie) showed up at staff meeting. I sent her to get help. She runs home to dad but when she tried to get him to follow her by barking, she activated her bark collar and got shocked. So right now, while I suffer my second hour in staff meeting, Lassie is sitting at dads feet afraid to bark.

Still suffering!

Ok we are 1 hour and 11 minutes into staff meeting. The pain is unbearable. I tried chewing through my arm to get away but I couldn't get through the bone. Please send help!!!

We are now in staff meeting

And we have a new staff person to torture with staff meetings! If you don't know who it is yet...shame on Jason for teasing you further! 


I have gone almost a whole week with NO EMAILS LEFT in my inbox! I have been on a kick after reading Inbox Zero and put into practice. I have been checking my mail less and responding & taking action faster. I has over 4000 emails in there. I still have all of the old one but I put them in a folder to go through a little at a time. This was way out of hand and I found myself using my email inbox as a storage place. "poor form chap"! So this is what I see when I look at my mail app now:

Ain't it a pretty site?!

1st Official staff meeting in a few!

We got the news that Jason has been teasing us about. But for some reason he didn't use Blogger in draft to let you net people know about it. I will not spill his beans so keep checking My Pastors blog. I am sure he will tell you soon...right?

Monday, April 21

Useful Life Trick

Ok, so I borrowed this one, but it's a keeper. Today I went on a quest to better fight my clutter. It started with my emails then my to do list and now I am finding all sorts of clutter helps. Try this one:
We have closets full of clothes. I go through them every now and then but I still have way more than I need hanging there threatening to bring down the whole wardrobe to a crashing mess on the floor. 
So go into your closet and reverse EVERY hanger to where the hook is backwards. I know this is harder to get them off the pole but check this, every time you wear something, wash it and put it back the normal way. In six months or a year look to see if there was anything that is still on a backwards hanger. OK, now get rid of that stuff! Look, you didn't wear it all that time and it probably wasn't new when you reversed the hanger so it's not only neglected, but out-dated also!

There you have it, look forward to saving some space and getting some new clothes that you may actually wear.

Next week: Ironing 101....NOT!!!!

Just checkin in:

Before my "when are you gonna post again'ers" hit me:
I sit down here sometimes, load up my "New Post" window and go blank...nope nothing to say. Sometimes I even find myself typing out something to delete the whole thing.
So I think I need a templet for my regular scheduled post. So for now, I will just throw some random doings your way.

Wow what a busy weekend!
We had a wedding to go to Saturday that we actually helped with. Sheila and myself helped with the setup and I made an attempt to video the ceremony. It was for Rich and Kelly Garner, they are some of our small group family. Now being a guy, I have to admit, I don;t really like going to weddings. You have to dress up, turn your phones off and sit through a long drown out set of event that mean a lot to the ones close to the lucky couple but little to the rest of us...BUT, this was by far the best wedding I have ever been to! We all had fun. It was well done, not over done and the lucky couple just happens to be close to us. I an mot saying this because they read my blog, I mean it, plus they are too busy right (on the playground) now to be on the internet checking blogs! So good job guys and congratulations!

Ok, then comes Sunday. I do Children's church and I tie into what Jason is speaking about. Well, Jason isn't speaking! Dusty and Frank have been. They do not come to staff meetings so I have been on my own to come up with stuff. We went for the story of Joseph. This week I really didn't feel too much and had no ideas to bring the message home in a way the kids would enjoy and remember. Here it is 10:10am Sunday morning and all I have is the story from the Bible, so we rolled with it...And wow, I think it was one of the best weeks in a while. The kids got it and had fun. The message tied into big church and I enjoyed myself. Totally changed my day!

Saturday night was ufc fight night. after the wedding, I was not stayi'n up! Men, you know what weddings do to your wives? It reminds them of your wedding day! It makes them feel all romantic and STUFF. So my advice to you guys is: when you take your wife to a wedding, spend some conjugal time with her afterward. It was, after all, the biggest day of her life and she likes to remember it. So, I used discretion and decided to record the fights. Husband points for me!!! (too bad a certain someone can't say the same). So Sunday after church and a great lunch with the Wallaces, I went home to watch the big fights. a few hours into it the main event starts, round one AWSOME! Georges St. Pierre is unstoppable! Then in round two, my dvd started skipping!!!! Right at the winning moves in the match! I missed the most intense few seconds of the whole night! Oh well, I still saw the win and the other fights were great.

Now on to Youth group (Crosslink). Wow, this is fun, We have a blast and love these teens. We are on our second week of Marker Tag where they all get white shirts and magic markers to "tag" the other team. What a hoot. Green team is dominating it so I think we need to redo our teams. Dusty was kind enough to dig into his morning sermon for us. I think these guys engage and want to learn. I missed a few teens smiles this week: Gabby, Josh, Sam, Ashely, Izzy, Kelsey, Tyra, John and izzie. We missed you guys and can't wait to see you all.

That's my blog and I'm sticki'n to it!

Tuesday, April 15

Cause you asked for it

Attendance 04/13/08 was 178 and offering was $3571.89
We were blessed with 9 first time guest this week!

Attendance 04/6/08 was 190 and offering was $9273.88 WOW!
Attendance 03/30/08 was 184 and offering was $3891.26
Attendance 03/23/08 was 210 and offering was $5219.00
Attendance 03/16/08 was 163 and offering was $3862.23
11 1st time guest!
Attendance 03/09/08 was 140 and offering was $2694.31
Attendance 03/02/08 was 190 and offering was $7505.75
Attendance 02/24/08 was 199 and offering was $3223.10
Attendance 02/17/08 was 182 and offering was $3452.76
Attendance 02/10/08 was 205 and offering was $2702.00
Attendance 02/03/08 was 190 and offering was $7186.00
Attendance 01/28/08 was 163 and offering was $5461.50
Attendance 01/20/08 was 160 and offering was $2110.88
Attendance 01/13/08 was 206 and offering was $2229.00
Attendance 01/06/08 was 162 and offering was $4096.69
Attendance 12/30/07 was 156 and offering was $5610.70
Attendance 12/23/07 was 145 and offering was $3553.00
Attendance 12/16/07 was 132 and offering was $3213.00
Attendance 12/09/07 was 166 and offering was $3522.00
Attendance 12/02/07 was 153 and offering was $3879.00
Attendance 11/25/07 was 124 and offering was $1215.00
Attendance 11/18/07 was 189 and offering was $3906.00
Attendance 11/11/07 was 169 and offering was $2613.00
Attendance 11/04/07 was 145 and offering was $3459.70
Attendance 10/28/07 was 166 and offering was $2234.00
Attendance 10/21/07 was 126 and offering was $1295.00
Attendance 10/14/07 was 95 and offering was $1015.00
Attendance 10/07/07 was 156 and offering was $4523.07
Attendance 9/30/07 was 140 and offering was $2951.06
Attendance 9/23/07 was 159 and offering was $1612.00
Attendance 9/17/07 was 177 and offering was $4547.73
Attendance 9/09/07 was 163 and offering was $1822.30
Attendance 9/02/07 was 138 and offering was $3394.45
Attendance 8/26/07 was 199 and offering was $4596.00
Attendance 8/19/07 was 127 and offering was $2747.46
Attendance 8/12/07 was 132 and offering was $3945.00
Attendance 8/05/07 was 107 and offering was $2971.71
Attendance 7/29/07 was 132 and offering was $1998.00
Attendance 7/22/07 was 137 and offering was $2557.82

Thursday, April 10

yeah, yeah, yeah!

I know its bee a few. But what can I say? All is well and I am sure I will have a ton to blog about soon so stay tuned. In the meantime: We have been talking about our need and possible uses for a bus (like 54 passenger). Well we haven't made a decision to move forward with it...until this week. We had a person put a check in the offering marked "bus fund"! Praise God, we now have a bus fund going! We are so thrilled that others see a need for this.

We could use it to pick up collage freshmen for church, youth trip & lunches, kids trips during summer and even to get adults to conferences. So I think we would get good use out of one and it would be fun!

Here is what I would like: A medium school bus that we could take on a 12+ hour trip without worry of breakdown or trouble. I would like to have it "fixed" up so that people would enjoy riding on it and others would know we are coming! Things like a good sound system, custom paint inside and out and of course a huge Discovery Church logo on the side. While I am dreaming, I want some dubs on it too :)

I have seen buses anywhere from $1200 to $75,000! I am sure you get what you pay for...unless of course God gives us one!

OH YEAH, ANYONE who gives to the "bus fund" gets to go on the first ride!