July 20, 2005
July 19, 2005
Dentist. That word strikes fear in the wimps afraid of a little needle and the drilling, drilling, drilling. Bah!
July 16, 2005
No, I haven’t died. Blogging just hasn’t been top a priority. I’ve been feeling a little guilty, I owe my readers, both of you, an explanation. Two words have dominated my life for the past few days. Bus and basement. I’m sitting here slurping my Sprite Remix slushy thinking about what has been done. The electrical room is looking good. At least we have a walk way now! The bus is looking sleek outside and a mess inside, but the inside mess should just be temporary. The wood in the bunks will be glowing in the soft summer sunset by next week with a new coat of polyurethane. Boy, I’m glad Sunday comes once a week.
A blog I was reading recently had a post concerning WWJD on the back of someone girls pants. Pretty sick. Reading the comments someone has posted concerning the WWJD phrase saying, "has never been a practical help for living the Christian life". I disagree. Paul said, imitate me as I imitate Christ. We should all be striving to be more and more Christ like. Asking what Jesus would do in situations seems totally in line with scripture. I do agree that the phrase has been 'overused' and may not mean a lot to nominal Christians. But, I don't think we should throw out the concept simply because people who have no intention of following it use it.
July 14, 2005
You are a VIOLIN/VIOLA/CELLO.You are the epitome of richness and smoothness and
passion rolled all into one. Like the taste of
a ridiculously expensive European Dark
Chocolate bar, you satiate the soul in a way
that nothing else can. At times mournful, at
times blissful, at times tranquil, at times
burning with a fiery passion, your many facets
all share the same expressive colors as those
produced by the violin, viola, and cello.
What musical instrument are you?
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July 10, 2005
On a different subject, I would like to use a gif as my signature when I use gmail. Does anyone have the code I need to do that? The code I was given doesn't work, maybe because gmail frown on jpgs and gifs as sigs? Any help would be appreciated!
July 09, 2005
We did an outdoor concert today. We thought we were going to have an hour or so to set up and sing. Turns out they had a ‘professional’ sound guy and he didn’t really want us to use our system. Problem is he’s never heard us before, he doesn’t know when we change mics or when we have little solos here and there that need to be turned up higher, etc. Plus I don’t think he’s ever mixed our kind of music. I think it would have been less stressful on us to have dad running the sound like always. We only sang for half an hour. We made it through though. Another day another challenge. The really good thing is it didn’t rain and there was a very very light wind, meaning the music actually stayed on the stand! We have found plexieglass works really well for those windy days. This sounds really boring. Sorry. All the performers had a ‘sing for your supper’ type deal so I could have tried some of that homemade root beer. But, nah. I didn’t try any after I heard it tasted like alcohol, dad thought it just tasted like yeast and he said it wasn't mixing well with his hamburger. Either way, it didn’t sound good. Anyone ever tried making homemade root beer? My dad has this thingy you attach to a plastic 3 liter soda bottle to make soda. He gets the syrup concentrates for cheap at a discount store. They also have the names of several dentists right on the box. Convenient. Anyway there is a hose on the top of this thing and it’s attached to CO2 tank. You shake the bottle up and down for a minute or two then you slowly release the pressure with a valve. You MUST do it slowly or else you’re end up with sticky carbonated drink on your ceiling and in your soup. (Long story.) Looking forward to Sunday….day of rest of the weary!
July 07, 2005
James 1:2 & 3What else can you cling when the road gets rough rocky and steep? Praise God for His Word that is everlasting and more sure than the sun that rises.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers when you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
July 06, 2005
I was looking for a slow day to blog this pic, but I want to blog it now. I was born with a broom in my hand. :)
I was pouring through some old photo albums a few days ago, which is were I found this one. Wow, has our family changed in the past few years! It went from a little family to lots of little people, then more recently almost all big kids. It’s fun to see who looks like who. I've got a few cute ones of Bonnie… should I post them? : )
July 04, 2005
The fireworks weren't bad either....I got a great movie clips of the ending but I don't know how to post it.