Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This Week

I had forgotten how much I love VBS. The songs, the excitement, getting to act as silly as possible because kids LOVE that! On Sunday's we are doing "Outrigger Island" for the kids program at church. It was a blast. Now with Sports Camp well underway, I see this week shaping up for awesomeness. Which is a strange feeling indeed because I don't do well with children - they intimidate me and parents get mad because I threaten them with bodily harm as my means of obtaining obedience. But I love it all the same. 

This week at Veritas is Sports Camp. It's like VBS, only this time we're putting lacrosse sticks in the children's hands and telling them to have at it. I feel an inordinate amount of bruises to come...

So if you don't see very much of me on here this week, it's because I'm plumb exhausted from the go-go-going-ness of it all. But I promise pictures to come. =) 

Friday, July 24, 2009

Things That Make Mornings Awesome:

* Hot showers

* New clothes

* Leaving on time

* Mom unexpectedly making sausage & bacon for me (I love living at home!)

* A rock-awesome mix CD for the commute

* Jack Johnson playing in the coffee shop

* Realizing that it's Friday

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Talk Thursday // No Doubt

On Sunday the 5th grader inside of me partied hard. Some friends and I went to go see No Doubt in concert at the White River Amphitheatre and it was my 5th grade dream come true. 

Tragic Kindgom came out in 1995 and I remember sitting in the basement of my church, listening to "Spiderwebs" and "Just A Girl", wishing I was as cool as Gwen Stefani. 

15 years later, there I was, sitting and enjoying the show I'd dreamed of for so long. And I still wish I was as cool as Gwen Stefani...

So I wonder: what does the 5th grader in you wish for? 

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Outta Here

The Common Denominator?...

These things just make me want a vacation. Listening to Kenny who makes me want to listen to James who makes me want to listen to Jimmy Buffett who makes me want to sip a margarita on a sunny beach with a good book with Justin Timberlake.

Man, I need a vacation.

What about you?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Talk Thursday // Help!

Today's Talk Thursday is completely selfish, but I'm willing to do it... for the cause.... of myself.

I'm at work. At 10 to 10 we completely ran out of things to do, but I'm on the clock til 4:30. What in the world am I supposed to do to stay occupied for the next 6 hours?!

Have ya'll been in those types of situations? What do you do to keep yourself busy during a long day?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Things, New Things...

If you know me, you know that I am not a big fan of “topical sermons.” I have heard enough poorly exegeted messages that it has left me with a foul taste in my mouth for what I consider proof-texting. So I unfortunately tend to shy away from and devalue the practice of topical sermons.

Which is exactly what my pastor is doing for the month of July.

However, I trust Bob and know that he is a hermeneutical guy. So I made an agreement with my brain that I would calm down, let him preach, and me refrain from judgment for the month.

I am glad God got to me.

Two Sundays ago, Bob preached on the book of Revelation. Indeed, yes, the whole book. And yes, I went into PTSD when I heard about apocaplyticism, pre-,a-, and post-millenialism; I got the shakes when I heard 666 and the “rapture” referenced. But it was a beautiful exposition of a book that we simply can’t and don’t understand.

Over on SereYodh, you too can learn about some heavy topics that we’ll be delving into during the month of July. I have posted about Revelation from Bob’s sermon (and added my own notes). I’m still the “research” hand of Bob’s sermon-planning, a task that I have missed and love.

Hope you learn some interesting things in the next few weeks!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Open Wounds

One would think that time would heal all wounds. 

But it doesn't.

Eff time. 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Talk Thursday // Waiting

It often seems like life is a series of waiting games. We wait in line at the supermarket. We wait underneath red lights. We wait for birthdays, we wait for holidays, we wait for the weekend. We wait for phone calls and mail deliveries. We wait to be noticed, we wait to be asked. All this waiting is done in anticipation of the next thing to come, the next moment.

What would happen if we tried to forget about the waiting and revel in the now? I know that I would have no idea what to do with myself. As we speak....er....type, I'm waiting on a phone call from World Vision. I am daydreaming of working for them and what my life could look like if I had that experience. But what would happen if rather than wait all day for this phone call, I simply chose to live my life? To do things purposefully without dwelling in the moments to come, but to honor the moments I have now.

I'm waiting on a phone call.

I could be living right this minute, writing to you.

What are you waiting on? What are you waiting for?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Reasons I Never Want Cats

* No sense of personal space
* Can't make a decision - inside, outside...PICK A SIDE! WE'RE AT WAR!
* In the dark they are almost demonic
* Have no sense of decorum
* Don't understand that 5:30 am is not an appropriate time to start meowing 
* I have to worry about feeding them

I'm cat-sitting for a friend this week. And the 2 cats are pretty good. But seriously, I am committed to not having pets. I'm too lazy and too selfish to keep pets. 

Are ya'll pet people? How do you handle the stress?

Thursday, July 2, 2009