Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BACK HOME...

MY SISTER IN LAW KATY, MY COLLEGE ROOM MATE SAMANTHA, AND MYSELF
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN SUCH A HUGE TADPOLE... THIS ONE MUST BE ON HIS WAY TO BEING A BIG BULLFROG:)


ANNA AND SOPHIE WITH TOBY AND EZRA


JOJO AND TITUS



A BUNCH OF THE COUSINS AT LE DUCS EATING CUSTARD... THIS IS MINUS THE OTHER 8 COUSINS ON MY SIDE OF THE FAMILY.

I am having a bit of a bloggers block... I have a couple of posts that I started but have yet to finish... Here are a whole lot of random thoughts thrown together:)



Summer is here... The heat is on... The 90 degrees we will be having all this week... kind of makes me long for the beautiful summer days up at Pretty Lake where we used to live prior to seminary. Summer is here, but school is still in session in our home. We are trying like crazy to finish everything up by the end of next week. (Well actually, Anna will have reading to do all summer) Besides that all we have left is some History and Science.



The bigger boys have put up our big blow up water slide the last 2 days. They were having a ball with that. I love to hear them laughing from inside the house. It makes my heart glad.


We have had some craziness going on in our neighborhood lately. I love where we live... it is perfect for us. But, people are people, we have never had situations like this before. I started a post about it, because 1. I sort of needed to vent and 2. I am just not sure how to feel about it (actually that isn't really true, I know how I feel about it, but I am not sure how to remedy the situation or how to remedy how I feel about it) I will try to get that post up soon and who knows maybe you will all have advice.


We started some new services at our church that have me super happy and excited. They added a more liturgical service at 11:00 and then are making the contemporary service more contemporary. I love that we can do different things to meet the needs of the people. I love that there are different styles of worship.... Sometimes I feel like I am working with a bit of a brain deficit. There are times during the liturgical service that I literally have to strain so hard to understand what is being said. I sometimes feel overly challenged just to understand the wording that I truly can't really worship my Lord and Savior... so the change I think will be great for everyone. I can truly appreciate both styles of worship, but I think that God created each of us personally, with a heart that ticks with or to certain things.
I am really looking forward to starting the summer Beth Moore Bible study at church in a couple of weeks. Last year I felt like she had truly written Esther just for me... it was so good! I can't wait:)


Can I just say that once again I am astounded by the Biggest Loser. (I am not a big TV watcher, but that is one show I do enjoy watching.) If those people can drop the pounds that they do.... I think I can put the EXTRA COOKIE DOWN when needed. It is truly inspiring. The winner lost 264 pounds in 7 months just by good old fashioned diet and exercise. Isn't that amazing? WOW!

4 comments:

Tonya said...

I LOVE the Biggest Loser! We all stayed up to watch the finale last night, and I was so proud of the winner!

I'm so happy for your services at church. People worship differently and I think it's great to try new things to reach out to the community. We are definitely contemporary worshipers but only where the Word is taught and taught as it should be.

I loved seeing the pictures and am glad you're home safe and sound. I would love to talk soon! Missing you and praying daily for you! Sending lots of love and a (((HUG))) from hot GA to you!

Tonya

Kristin said...

I LOVE Biggest Loser too! Crazy! :)

Sherri said...

I did the Esther study last fall, and I thought it was really good too. I totally broke down during one of her videos, when she was talking about your "worst fear". If your worst fear happened - then what? I feel like my worst fear did come true when we lost Amelia, and it was healing for her to have an answer. "If this happens... then God." It was just good to hear it - even though you already know it.

Are you doing the breaking free study? I know that someone is starting that study in June. I have been debating about participating. I know what you mean about loving to hear the giggling and laughing from your boys. My boys have been in the sprinklers a lot lately, and it really is fun to listen to them.

Love and prayers,
Sherri

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great post and love The Biggest Loser....