Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Here we goooooo......

The kids and I took a surprise trip to Chicago to be with him during the decision time and announcement of the new Director of Youth Ministry for the Covenant, this past weekend...well, actually, the kids and I drove Saturday, after Caleb's basketball game (we left at 4:15 p.m. from KC), and we came home Sunday after lunch.

Here is a link to a few pictures that were taken as Tim and our family was introduced to the youth workers at Youth Worker Connection 2014 in Chicago.

Our trip was the beginning of another great chapter on this adventure, as we serve God in a new capacity from Chicago.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Oh the joys...

And I mean that in a non sarcastic tone of voice.  These are a few of my joys in life...
Our friend, Tyriq, working alongside Samantha during our Wednesday night High 5 program, at church.

Caleb, once again, showing me up in the baking category!

Josiah, showing love to his Dad by constructing 'DAD' with bristle blocks.

KR, post surgery to repair his umbilical hernia. (Purposefully anonymized). Quite a trooper.

KM with his picked out, stylin' Afro, instead of Napfro, thanks to encouragement from my friend, TJ!

All these pictures say, I love the adventure I've been entrusted with on this earth & am grateful for the things I am given to do for the furthering of God's eternal kingdom.  Before I lose anyone, as you think, 'I could never do that', or, 'she's amazing', let me set you straight by telling you no one pictured here is perfect or even in a good mood, every day!  We all have our moments & are still learning on this adventure, but we all live in the grace and knowledge that God loves us & our main objective in life is to do our best, through His strength.

We Can Do It!! (Pretty sure the Bible says that too, check it out...Phillipians 4:13) - I had to verify that was the correct reference...FYI 😜

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


To blog or to facebook, that's the question...So, shout out some feedback, I want to know.

Here I am, thinking out loud. 

Blogging is a great place to share more personal information, that maybe the 'general' public (friends only), want to read on facebook. 

I love seeing people's pictures on facebook & I often times find great encouragement from reading shared blog posts, articles, etc. from friend's pages on facebook.

Often times I click on shared blogposts & find the stories so perfectly in tune with my life, that I then go back to those people's pages and look for more posts to read...when I have time.

My blog is something that people have to actively seek out to read, so if they are here, they want to know what's going on...the details, not just the cute picture of my sweet and only daughter standing in the snow.

I feel like I can share more personal thoughts via my blog, because I won't be 'throwing' them in everyone's face on facebook - no pun intended, for reals!

So, I think it's good for me to blog & share our life with our family & friends near & far who want to know what's going on.  I know I love a good update from my friends & family...that's why Christmas card season is one of my favorites!  Keep 'em comin'...

I've tried and tried and tried....(lots of trying) to keep a journal...prayer journal, life event journal, baby journal, baby book (I'm so typical with this one).  Technically I'm 'suppose' to keep up lifebooks for the foster kids, but who has time for that?  If only they would pay me to foster, then maybe I would have time...although then I'd have to give up my sweet job, working with fun people & getting out of the house regularly to have adult conversation.

Maybe blogging will help relieve those people who call me & then can't get off the phone because I just like tlaking to someone who actually responds and isn't asking me to do something for them.  Blogging is still a one way communication (unless you post comments back to me), but I'm getting my thoughts out at least.

It seems more socially acceptable to share my thoughts with my computer screen, than to just talk to myself all day long (honestly, this happens both audibly and just psychotically in my own little head)

Do you have any thoughts on this?  Do you like blog reading?  Is it a waste of time?