Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Assignment 2 completed!

Well, amidst more illnesses than I can count spread out between four children (they do like to share) and God blessing me with extra work, I've finally gotten my second assignment turned in for my writing course. I had to write a novel synopsis which entailed a 1500 word plot and main character synopsis, a market rationale, and a list of potential publishers to my instructor.
I can't believe I actually got it done. Now that I have I am so completely excited to actually get to do the writing. Of course, that still has to wait because my next assignment is a chapter by chapter outline. Not as much fun as the actual writing of course, but handy to have when your brain just can't remember what was supposed to come next.
We start school on Monday so I'm nervous about juggling it all. Somehow, though, God always enables us to manage, doesn't He? If you think about it, pray for Dillon. He leaves for his first youth group trip tomorrow. He's stoked, but mom's terrified!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I made it sound like I didn't want my Sarah sitting with me. I don't mind and cherish the fact that she wants to make me feel better.

On the Couch

I'm lying on the couch right now with a fever. While Sarah sits with/on me to "make me feel better", I have such intellectually stimulating entertainment as Fairytopia's Mariposa on the television. As a result, my mind keeps wandering to things I've been wondering about lately. There quite random, but if anyone has thoughts I'd love to hear them.

1. Why will their be priesthood sacrifices in the Millenial Kingdom?

2. Why do we still lay hands on people for ordination to ministry, but not for the gift of the Holy Spirit? To me it seems inconsistent to say one is normative for the church and the other not. What do we base that on?

I know that's just two, but I don't feel up to typing anymore.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Thank you to.....

  • Dan and Kathryn Samons- for always making sure I have enough groceries to feed my children. You truly live that verse, "When I was hungry you gave me something to eat."

  • Jennifer Rahman- for thinking I'm smart and funny, loving me even though I don't like pop music (although you do keep trying), and being an all around great encourager.

  • Christine Franklin- for letting me sing with Ladies Ensemble all these years and give voice to what is in my heart.

  • Neil Rutman- for his much treasured friendship, putting up with my never ending questions (even the ones I keep repeating-well, most of them anyway), teaching my children and helping my son live out his dream, always buying my girls dolls when he travels, taking us all on our first horseback ride, and the many pints of strawberries you've given us.

  • Vicki Lorimer- for fasting and praying with me.

  • Ken and Amber Singleton- for the nicest vehicle I've ever driven let alone owned, taking me out to dinner, and Joshua Bell tickets (I still can't believe I actually got to see him play).

  • Rex Bell, Billy Gaye Viner, and Jim McMurray- for enabling me to earn money and still be home to raise my children. I'll take as much work as you're willing to give me.

  • Jane Bell- for a birthday dinner, putting up with a very selfish mood, and making my girls those beautiful dresses.

  • Jennifer Manasco- for arranging for me to get my first violin and live out a life long dream. Have I ever told you how much I love your laugh? I haven't forgotten about all the beautiful clothes you've given me either.

  • Stacy Asher- for listening to me, letting me listen to you, and always thinking I'm better than I really am.

I know I've left someone out. Please forgive me. Looking at this list, I can't believe how blest I am.