Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I frequently check out the web site http://www.frugalcouponliving.com, it just so happened that when I looked there today I found another site that is offering this cake pie server for free. All you have to do is go to their site http://www.edendreamssalon.com (this is a tea salon and dessert parlor located in Philadelphia, PA) click on promo and it will take you to the page that has the information for the free cake pie server. You fill in the information it asks for and click submit, then you should have your server in 3 to 4 weeks. I just filled this out myself and am looking forward to getting my server. I know all of you who like to bake and serve up some of those delicious desserts would love to get your hands on one of these.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Several weeks ago as we were coming back from summer camp, we drove through High Springs. As we were passing through, the girls in our youth group said they would like to go back and check out some of the little shops there. I told them that I would like to do that, and so we mad the plans to go back to High Springs. We met this morning, and in my moms van we traveled to High Springs to have a girls day. Let me just say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with them. We walked around and browsed through some of the quaint little shops there. After a while we were starting to feel a little hungry, so we went into the Great Outdoors Restaurant. The food was great, they were a little pricey, but all in all it was a good lunch. These girls sure do know how to have a good time. I was able to get to know them better and even had the opportunity to have them open up to me about different things. Am I looking to be "best friends" with them? No, I want them to feel comfortable enough with me to be able to open up to me and feel like they have someone to talk to who can be there to listen and if need be give council according to the word of God. I feel like I have truly made a connection with these girls and look forward to spending more time with them and having some more of these "Girls Day Out" together. I thank God for blessing our little Church with these young ladies.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Tyler and Kaelyn had a good time with their cousins today too. They did a great job with playing with Waylon and Wyatt. My kids love the water and always find ways to amuse themselves while in the pool. Today, Tyler was pretending to be a boat while Kaelyn was his passenger. My kiddos have great imaginations and can pretty much have fun any where they are.
Monday, July 6, 2009
While at summer camp, I bought a couple of purses that they had on display through Titus Women, which is a ministry of Crosspoint of India. These purses are very unique. Each one was handmade by Christian women in India. The money that they receive for these purses helps support church planting in India. For more information on this ministry you can go to http://www.crosspointofindia.org/.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
So not only did my husband give me a card (that he made himself), and take me out to eat for dinner, I also got swing dance lessons and was able to dance with my "honey".
Thank you Chuck for making our 14th Anniversary a special one while away from home. I Love You!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Tyler playing "Earth ball"
There were great workshops during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They had the workshops split up into two sections, one for High School and the other for Middle School. I went in with the High School on Tuesday and Wednesday. Our workshop on Tuesday was Ezra: "No Standing without Understanding." then on Wednesday we learned about Hannah: "Being Faithful when things aren't Fruitful". Thursday I went with the Middle School and learned about Timothy: "Going from ME to WE because of THEE". Matt Orth, taught the Ezra study, which was about how we will never be able to stand in our spiritual lives unless we truly grasp and understand the truths that come with our faith. Charie King (Clayton's wife) taught on Hannah and how she trusted God and kept her word, even when it was tough. We saw how her faith was tried by persecution. Then Brian Burgess did the study on Timothy. We looked in Philippians, where Paul gave a great testimony about Timothy, that because of Christ, Timothy now cares more about others than he does his own interests. Every workshop that I went to was excellent. This is a summer camp that gets in God's word and speaks the truth. I highly recommend this camp to all youth groups.
Something that they did different this year, was to separate the guys and girls for one of the evening services. Charie taught the session for the girls. I have to say that Charie is an excellent teacher, she is very passionate about God and teaching to others what she has learned through her study of God's word. I would like to share with you some of the notes that I took during this session. Charie talked about Redefining Love. She first talked about "No one loves me" she went to a passage in Ezekiel 16:4-14. God noticed you, picked you up and clothed you, fed you and gave you an identity. "Love is Hopeless", here she said that "Love becomes distorted when we define it apart from the creator and try to find it in the world around us." We were reminded that God loves us forever, Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
One more thing before I end this post. For all you coffee drinkers, there is this neat little coffee shop across the street from the Gardner-Webb campus that we visited a couple of times while we were there. It is the Broad River Coffee Company, they have some of the best coffee and they also have a pretty good strawberry smoothie.
Jamie, Robin, Kelby & Kristina
Sunny & Jesse