Thursday, May 26, 2011

Storm slashes across Sedalia

As some of you may know, Sedalia was hit by a tornado yesterday. I got several texts and calls regarding my well-being since I work in Sedalia. Fortunately, Cornerstone is west of town and not in the path of destruction. We did have a Cornerstone billboard that is nowhere to be found, let me know if it's in your backyard. The storm hit on the southside of town along 65 hwy and then traveled northeast. It took a while longer to get home last night and to come to work this morning but that enabled me to gawk at the destruction. The following link has a good video of what occurred yesterday around the noon hour.

Storm slashes across Sedalia, damaging homes, businesses mile, along, tornado - Sedalia Democrat


Monday, May 23, 2011

Proud Mama

Who wouldn't be proud of a kid like that?  This pic was taken at our Awana Awards Night where the youth helped out, they really got into it.  But that's not what this post is about.

We are a family of singers, well...most of us, James sings but usually just with a crowd.  He and I have sang a couple of specials together but I don't think I could get him to do it again.  I sing all the time but that's not a big deal to many anymore because I'm old(ish), ha.  Christian has been singing since he was a little tyke, took solos to State Music Contest, performed in Showstoppers, and is now on the worship team at our church with his dear old mom.  But Cameron has kinda been out of the spotlight, he sang in choir at school and church but always seems to fly below the radar when it comes to doing many solos, etc.  I've always thought he had a nice voice but just didn't use it enough or put in the work it takes to sing a special at church.

Cameron is getting ready to enter high school and Warsaw has an elite singing group called 'Madrigal'.  Singers everywhere (ok, not everywhere) but singers in the Warsaw School District and yes, Christian is in this group, vie for a coveted spot in the group.  Tryouts are always right before school is out and Cameron tried out last week.  I asked him if he was going to be okay if he didn't make it, he said no, he would be devastated.  I really hoped this wasn't the case but I was prepared for anything.  There were only two senior boys this school year which meant only two boys were going to get in, today the results were in...Christian texted me this morning...Cameron made it!!!  I haven't talked to him yet but I am sure he is over the moon.  I am so proud!  He is finally coming into his own...I can't believe he will be in high school next year, ugh!

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Delicate Balance

Lately I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed.  I've always been a busy person, involved in lots of things, my family, church, the boys' school activities, you name it!  I love all the things I do, my job, my church, and of course my precious family.  I love it all and I want to do it all!  I've just been thinking how I can be and do everything I'm supposed to, what does God want me to say yes to and what does He want me to allow someone else to do?  I've been pretty cautious about taking on anything new, I don't want to neglect my family or any ministries God has called me to do.  That being said, what I haven't been doing about it is praying.  It has just occurred to me that I need to be praying about this, duh!  Do we sometimes think that we can do it all because we are children of God?  After all, He strengthens us, He holds us up, He is always there...  I know He has been there with me through everything, I just need to reach out, in even the things that seem day to day, to seek His guidance and direction.  I want to be able to do it all, but more importantly, I want to do all that God wants me to do. 

His mercies are new every morning!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Simply Love

God is always teaching me things (I have so much to learn).  Lately it's been to love, to get back to loving.  That doesn't seem like it makes sense at all, does it?  Tonight at my women's bible study we talked about keeping our focus on Jesus, along with being unified as a group of women and body of Christ.  We can get so bogged down in doing "ministry" that we forget to keep our eyes on Him.  I felt God telling me to love more, to just simply remember to love the people around me.  Oh, I know I love them but to be mindful of loving them, having a loving heart towards them regardless of anything going on around me.  To make a special point of showing them love.  The day to day "mundane stuff" can become such a routine that we, no - I forget to love on my family, friends, church name it.  Some of this loving comes naturally because I have Jesus Christ living in me but I want to go beyond that, to make them feel important, a priority, and most of all - Loved.  "Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 22:37-39

I "love" this song by J.J. Heller - "What Love Really Means"

God is love.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lovin' the dafont

Taught myself something new....check out my signature!  It's the little things.



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