Sunday, October 11, 2009
I'm doing a play class, with a bunch of awesome people, and I'll be starting a swing dance class in a couple of days! So it's not bad busy, but fun busy! I'm not taking any college classes this fall, because my birthday is Sept. 1, so I was just born a few days to late! I'm still not sure if I'll be taking any in the spring either, but I haven't decided yet! So that's what's going on in my life!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Duke, my kitten!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
First of all, I got my hair cut, I think it was three weeks ago. They took off 4-6 inches, but it was really long to begin with, so now it's about an inch below my sholders, and it's very layered. I really like it. Then, on June 6, was Grace Community's high school graduation. Since there are only two juniors, some of the sophmores and their parents were helping. Mom was in charge of the reception. Then we went up to the mountains with some dear friends of ours. We got up there Thursday, biked about 19 miles Friday, then got home around lunch time Saturday. Then we had our monthly youth event at our house. We ran an obstacle course, roasted hot dogs and smores on a bonfire, and then played Frisbee for about a hour or so. Then on Sunday, we had church, and that evening we had Care Group. We didn't do a normal meal and meeting this time. Instead we went to the Concert on the Green in Davidson, and most of the teens, including me, played about another hour of frisbee. Needless to say, I was sore for most of yesterday, but am feeling much better now! So that's basically all that's been going on!
Friday, May 29, 2009
A Sunday school teacher was teaching her class about the difference between right and wrong.
"All right children, let's take another example," she said. "If I were to get into a man's pocket and take his billfold with all his money, what would I be?"
Little Johnny raises his hand, and with a confident smile, he blurts out, "You'd be his wife!"
Happiness Is In Your Outlook
A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other was their looks. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. If one said the TV was too loud, the other claimed the volume needed to be turned up. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom & gloom pessimist.
Just to see what would happen, on Christmas their father gave the pessimist the most expensive, fanciest toy he could find. For the optimist he gift-wrapped a box of horse manure.
The next morning the father came downstairs and found the pessimist sitting in front of his opened present crying bitterly.
"Why are you crying?" the father asked.
"Because my friends will be jealous, I'll have to read all these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I'll constantly need batteries, and my toy will eventually get broken." answered the pessimist twin.
Seeing the optimist, who was dancing for joy in front of the crate of manure, he asked, "What are you so happy about?"
To which the optimist twin replied, "There's got to be a pony around here somewhere!"
A 4-year-old boy was asked to give the meal blessing before Christmas dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food. He gave thanks for the turkey, the dressing, the fruit salad, the cranberry sauce, the pies, the cakes, even the Cool Whip.
Then he paused, and everyone waited. After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the broccoli, won't he know that I'm lying?"
Friday, May 22, 2009
Victoria McGrane Victoria Mcgrane – Fri May 22, 5:40 am ET
When the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 2009, Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) hopes you’ll be ringing in “the Year of the Bible.”
It’s probably just wishful thinking.
Broun’s simple congressional resolution aimed at honoring the Good Book has produced a push-back of biblical proportion in the blogosphere, with critics dismissing it as either unconstitutional or a waste of time. Jews in Congress and atheist activists are dismissing the resolution, while none of the many Democrats in Congress who are Christian have bothered to sign on as co-sponsors.
According to GovTrak.us, the resolution is among the most-blogged-about pieces of legislation, with most posts less than complimentary in nature.
“Does that mean 2009 is not the year of the Bible?” mocked Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who is Jewish. “What is 2012 the year of? The Quran?”
“That’s an endorsement of religion by the federal government, and we shouldn’t be doing that,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), even though he has introduced his own legislation dealing with religion.
“Republican lawmakers with apparently too much time on their hands and no solutions to offer the country are pushing a resolution that will not address the nation’s problems or advance prosperity or even untangle their previous governing mistakes,” blogged the Progressive Puppy.
Broun rejects the critiques leveled at this effort.
“This doesn’t have anything to do with Christianity,” he said in an interview with POLITICO. Rather, he says, it seeks to recognize that the Bible played an integral role in the building of the United States, including providing the basis for our freedom of religion that allows Muslims, Hindus and even atheists to vocalize their own beliefs.
And even as Nadler criticized Broun, he has done his own share of mixing religion and legislation.
Last year, he introduced a bill that would overturn a federal appeals court ruling — an “idiot” decision, he says — that a condominium board in Chicago had the right to ban Jews from installing mezuzahs, which consist of a piece of parchment inscribed with a specific religious text put inside a case and hung on a door frame.
Condo boards shouldn’t be able to interfere in an individual’s right to practice his or her religion, Nadler said.
But he himself declined to install a mezuzah on his congressional office door when asked by a rabbi, even though he does so at home.
“That’s my religious symbol, and the office does not belong to me; it belongs to the people of the congressional district, and no one should feel uncomfortable walking into the office if it’s not their religion,” Nadler said, describing his feelings on religion and Congress.
“Same thing with the Bible. ... It’s not everybody’s religion. And the federal government should not be imposing religious viewpoints.”
Atheists, who might feel themselves a particular target with the declaration of a biblical year, aren’t even worried about Broun’s effort.
“Right now, we’re seeing atheism on such a rise,” said David Silverman, vice president and national spokesman of American Atheists, a group dedicated to fighting for the civil rights of atheists.
“We are seeing Christianity on such a dramatic decline that we’re not particularly worried about it. We’re thinking that this kind of old-style George W. Bush Republicanism is about to go away,” Silverman said, referring to the latest Pew Forum survey of American religious life, which showed nonreligious Americans as the fastest-growing group.
And it may be the best-selling book of all time, as Broun’s resolution points out, but the Bible isn’t such a popular legislative topic.
A search of Thomas, the online congressional database, for “Bible” yields just one other bill: a resolution to have the “Lincoln-Obama Bible” on permanent display in the Capitol Visitor Center.
The resolution specifically asks the president “to issue a proclamation calling upon citizens of all faiths to rediscover and apply the priceless, timeless message of the Holy Scripture which has profoundly influenced and shaped the United States and its great democratic form of government.”
As for the economy, health care, global warming and all the other issues on Congress’ plate?
“While we must focus on fiscal policies that provide relief to families during these tough economic times, an endeavor I have been working tirelessly towards in this Congress, we must also not forget to protect and celebrate our fundamental freedoms that the Bible has influenced,” Broun said.
Broun has gathered 15 co-sponsors, all Republicans, but says he’s looking for more and hopes Democrats will sign on, as well.
“This is not a partisan issue,” he said. “I want it to be bipartisan.”
Whether he’s successful or not — the same measure didn’t go anywhere last year — at least Broun and his fellow supporters can take heart in one fact: They already had a “year of the Bible.”
Ronald Reagan designated 1983 as one, with Congress’ blessing.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
1.I was forced to as a child.
2.People who wash are hypocrites -- they think they are cleaner than everybody else.
3.There are so many different kinds of soap, I can't decide which one is best.
4.I used to wash, but I got bored and stopped.
5.I wash only on special occasions, like Christmas and Easter.
6.None of my friends wash.
7.I'll start washing when I get older and dirtier.
8.I can't spare the time.
9.The bathroom is never warm enough in winter or cool enough in summer.
10.People who make soap are only after your money.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Signs of the Times
- On the trucks of a local plumbing company in NE Pennsylvania "Don't sleep with a drip, call your plumber."
- At a tire shop in Milwaukee: "Invite us to your next blowout."
- Door of a plastic surgeons office: "Hello, can we help you pick your nose?"
- At A Laundry Shop "How about we refund your money, send you a new one at no charge, close the store and have the manager shot. Would that be satisfactory?"
- At a Towing Company: "We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."
- Billboard on the side of the road "Keep your eyes on the road and stop reading these signs."
- In a Nonsmoking Area " If we see smoking we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."
- On Maternity Room Door "Push, Push, Push."
- At an Optometrists Office "If you don't see what your looking for you've come to the right place."
- On a Taxidermist's window "We really know our stuff."
- In a Podiatrist's office "Time wounds all heels."
- On a Butchers window "Let me meat your needs."
- On a fence "Salesman Welcome, Dog food is expensive."
- At a car Dealership "The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."
- Outside a Muffler Shop "No appointment Necessary, we hear you coming."
- Outside a Hotel "Help! We need inn-experienced people."
- On a desk in a reception room "We shoot every 3rd salesman , and the 2nd one just left."
- In a Veterinarians waiting room "Be back in 5 minutes, Sit ! Stay! "
- At the Electric Company "We would be de-lighted if you send in your bill. However, if you don't you will be."
- On the door of a Computer Store "Out for a quick byte."
- In a Restaurant window "Don't stand there and be hungry, come on in and get fed up."
- Inside a Bowling Alley "Please be quiet, we need to hear a pin drop."
- In the front yard of a funeral home "Drive carefully, we'll wait."
- In a counselors office "Growing old is mandatory, growing wise is optional."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
A woman pulled up to a red light behind another car. The driver of the car in front of her was talking on his cell phone, and shuffling through some papers on the seat beside him.
The light turned green, but the man didn't notice. The woman began pounding on her steering wheel and yelling at the man to move. The man still didn't move.
The woman went ballistic inside her car, ranting and raving at the man, pounding on her steering wheel and dashboard.
The light turned yellow. The woman blew the car's horn repeatedly, as she yelled and screamed curses at the man.
The man finally noticed the commotion. He looked up, saw the yellow light, and accelerated through the intersection just as the light turned red.
The woman was beside herself, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection. As she was still in mid-rant she heard a tap on her window and looked into the face of a very serious looking policeman.
The policeman told her to shut off her engine and step out of the car. The red-faced woman obeyed, speechless at what was happening.
The policeman then arrested the woman and took her to the police station where she was booked and placed in a cell.
After a couple of hours the woman was escorted back to the booking desk where the original officer was waiting with her personal effects.
The policeman handed her the bag containing her things, and said, "I'm really sorry for this mistake. But you see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn and screaming and cursing. Then I noticed the *Choose Life* license plate holder, the *Follow Me to Sunday School* bumper sticker, and the chrome plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk. Naturally I assumed that you had stolen the car. Have a blessed day!"
Thursday, May 7, 2009
As always, I have school, though the year is winding down! Jared started baseball a couple weeks ago, and he usually has practice or games a couple times a week. Add any other usual weekly activities, and it amounts to a lot.
This Saturday was beyond busy! Saturdays usually are. Any way, the boys went to help someone finish their basement, and us girls had some cleaning up to do in the house. Then we got a phone call from one of our good friends saying that they had found a kitten under their house that they could not keep because they already had a cat and dog. We ran over to pick him up, not thinking that it would take very long. When we got there, we found out that he was 2-4 weeks old and had been under the house for around a week without food. We than had to go to another friends house because she had found a kitten that was very young and had nursed him back to health, so she had all the necesary supplies. She showed us what to do, and then we went home to grab some stuff for the youth event we were in charge of and head up to Mooresville. This all being said, we had a pretty busy day!
Duke, which is what we're calling the kitten for now, has to be fed 3-4 hours, and he lets you know when he's hungry! He's cute, and black, and, well I'll let you see for yourself!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
b. Using ONLY the first page, pick an image.
d. Save the image and post it on this note!
10. How are you feeling right now? Busy
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Now I've got you all curious :) I won't keep you in suspence for very long! I bet you all are wondering what is going on in Grace Community Church. Well, first things first. We are now meeting in Mooresville Middle School. It's a really nice school and we are very grateful to be meeting in it. Right now, only 1/2 of the church is already living up in the Moorseville/ Kannapolis/ Davidson area. Because of the market down turn, several houses on the market have been a few weeks (or months) without showings (including us), so please continue praying!
Now about our Youth Group. I must warn you, stop reading if you don't want to be jealous! We call our group Youth Talk. That is because of our set-up. After a brief time of snacks, we gather in a member's family room. Mr Detwiler, our Senior, Youth, and only Pastor, usually starts by asking us a question, then allows anyone to ask him any kind of theoligal, biblical question, etc. We've covered everything from Creation to the end times, from sanctification to election, and sooo many other things. I've really enjoyed it and so have the others!
I can't think of anything else anyone would want to know, so if you have any questions, just leave a comment!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Anyway, Mom, Leah, Mrs. Cook, Sindey, Mrs. Clinard, and I went to a beautiful memorial garden in downtown Concord. It was beautiful and almost all the flowers were in bloom. There were some headstones from some men who had fought and/or died during the Civil War, along with thier wives, children, ect. Here are some of the pictures I took!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
If you want to adopt a pet, it's really easy, and you don't have to feed them every day!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Anyway, things at our house have been crazy. We spent most of last week doing deep spring cleaning and switching rooms. Then we found out on Friday we had a showing on Saturday, so we had to do a bit more cleaning. Then we had care group on Sunday, and now we have a bug going around at our house. Other then that things are the same... =D
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
An older couple had a son, who was still living with them. The parents were a little worried, as the son was still unable to decide about his future career. So they decided to do a small test.They put a note on the front hall table that they had left. Around the note they put a ten-dollar bill, a Bible, and a bottle of whiskey. Then they hid, pretending they were not at home.The father told his wife, "If our son takes the money, he will be a businessman, if he takes the Bible, he will be a pastor, but if he takes the bottle of whiskey, I'm afraid our son will be a no-good drunkard."So the parents hid in the nearby closet and waited nervously. Peeping through the keyhole they saw their son arrive. The son read the note that they had left. Then he took the ten-dollar bill, looked at it against the light, and slid it in his pocket.After that, he took the Bible, flipped through it, and put it under his arm.Finally, he grabbed the bottle, opened it, and took an appreciative whiff to be assured of the quality. Then he left for his room, carrying all three items.The father slapped his forehead and said: "This is worse than I could ever have imagined!""What? asked the wife."Our son is going to be a politician!"
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Right now I'm wearing a short sleeve shirt, with my pants rolled up, and flip-flops on my feet! At the begining of the week I was wearing a big, puffy coat and snow boots. It's like having all the seasons in one week!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
This is really not a creek. It's just a low lying spot were the snow didn't stick and the water ran down to, but I think it's rather pretty! :)
Monday, March 2, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Here is a funny story! Enjoy!
A bachelor who lived at home with his mother and pet cat went on a trip to Europe. Before he left he told his best friend to inform him of any emergencies. A few days after his departure, his cat climbed up on the roof, fell off and was killed. His friend immediately wired him with the message: "Your cat is dead!"In a few hours he was back home, having cut short his trip in grief and anger at his friend, whom he told, "Why didn't you break the news to me gradually? You know how close I was to my cat! You could have sent a message 'Your cat climbed up on the roof today', and the next day you could've written, 'Your cat fell off the roof.' Then the next day, 'He is not doing very well,' and finally, 'I'm afraid your cat has passed away,' and let me down slowly that he died. Your bluntness showed a lack of consideration and compassion."After a quick memorial service, the bachelor left again to continue his trip. A few days later he returns to his hotel and there is a message waiting for him from his friend. He read, "Your mother climbed up on the roof today."
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag at least 10 friends who might enjoy doing the game as well as the person you got the note from.
1) IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
You Will Never Walk Alone
2) WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Watchman -alright, I quess
3) WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
The Glories of Calvary
4) HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
Supernatural -Hahahahaha, maybe I'll be elastigirl !
5) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
Freedom -I like this one
6) WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
This is Home
7) WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Lord Let Your Glory Fall -On me?!
8) WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Be My Escape -From my siblings! :p Jk!
9) WHAT IS 2+2?
I Am - 2+2?
10) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Awesome is the Lord Most High -Amen!
11) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
12) WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
13) WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Phenomenon -This one is hilarious, but, no, I do NOT want to be a phenomenon
14.) WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
15) WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Perhap She'll Wait - For what?
16) WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Living the Life -While I dead, of course!
17) WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Blue Skies -This make no sense
18) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
A Wonderous Place -This make no sense #2
19) WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
I Want to be Where You Are -Very flattering!
20) WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Keys to the Kingdom
21) HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Friend Like That - Funny, but this makes no sense
22) WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
23) WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Mrs. Morgan (Act II) -No, it's just wierd
24) WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Draw Me Nearer
25) WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Your Great Renown -So, yes or no?
26) DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
God with Us
27) WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Presence (My Heart's Desire)
Allright, EVERYONE has to do this! It is sooo funny to do, even though it may not be as funny to someone else! I had a blast doing it!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
All the grandkids. Austin and I are the two oldest, thus the tallest.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
He knew that the saucer was extremely old and very valuable, so he walked casually into the store and offered to buy the cat for two dollars.
The store owner replied, "I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale."
The collector said, "Please, I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I'll pay you twenty dollars for that cat." And the owner said "Sold," and handed over the cat.
The collector, carefully nonchalant, continued, "Hey, for the twenty bucks I wonder if you could throw in that old saucer. The cat's used to it and it'll save me from having to get a dish."
To which the owner replied, "Sorry buddy, but that's my lucky saucer. So far this week I've sold twenty-three cats."
Friday, January 23, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Genius At Work
At the conclusion of the sermon, the worshipers filed out of the sanctuary to greet the minister. As one of them left, he shook the minister's hand, thanked him for the sermon and said, "Thanks for the message, Reverend. You know, you must be smarter than Einstein." Beaming with pride, the minister said, "Why, thank you, brother!"
As the week went by, the minister began to think about the man's compliment. The more he thought, the more he became baffled as to why anyone would deem him smarter than Einstein. So he decided to ask the man the following Sunday.
The next Sunday he asked the parishioner if he remembered the previous Sunday's comment about the sermon. The parishioner replied that he did. The minister asked: "Exactly what did you mean that I must be smarter than Einstein?"
The man replied, "Well, Reverend, they say that Einstein was so smart that only ten people in the entire world could understand him. But Reverend, no one can understand you."
Monday, January 12, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Grace- You are truly my sister and best friend in every meaning of the words! Your willingness to serve your family is an example to me. You put up with all my plans, and you are always up on stage to be the "other girl" with me! I love you!!!!
Recah- I have enjoyed getting to know you better through the church plant, Care Group, and being to two Rhetoric girls in TOG. You always encourage me in the Lord, which is greatly appreciated! I love having you as my "big sister!"
Rebecca P.- You are such a sweet person!!! I have so enjoyed getting to know you as we work together helping to clean up after church! I can't wait to get to know you better in '09!
To all my friends at Grace- I can't wait to get to know you all better as we
evangalize in Moorsville/Kannapolis!
To all my friend at Crossway- I miss you all! I hope the Lord richly blesses you all in 2009!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
An English professor wrote the words, "Woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly.
The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing."
The women wrote: "Woman! Without her, man is nothing."