Saturday, August 29, 2009

A message for Uncle Paul

Edit...Took the video off YouTube...so this post has been changed...
My brother Paul is hilarious. He loves to tease the nieces and nephews of the family. My sister Leah's three boys were having fun one day and wanted to give a message to their Uncle Paul. I got them together and filmed their message. Thought I'd go ahead and share it with you all.


The boys love to wear capes and they are always pretending to be super heros. Paul loves to get in their faces and say "I'm Batman." That two word statement get an argument started, "No, I'm Batman" to which he replies "I'm Batman" in his deep piercing voice. It can go on for quite sometime. Well...since this message was recorded for Uncle Paul the fight is not breaking out. Nicholas delivers his lines with ease, but Jacob gets a little wild wanted to make sure that Uncle Paul knows he means business. Brock...bless his heart...is just the comedian of the bunch. Wearing the nail that pierces his head. The look at the end is priceless.

Uncle Paul, I know you know your visit will be welcomed and they are probably gonna be counting down the days until they see you again.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

2 days in a row...

Wow! Two post in 2 days. What is going on??? Well...a lot actually. I have had a lot of things on my mind and have been trying to process...sometimes I'm able to process by writing other times it's just praying and talking to God.

This has been an amazing day! I love Sundays! Even though they are sometimes my most busiest days. I'm church custodian so I have to be at church a little early...there are duties that I have to make sure that are completed...making coffee, setting the A/C or heat (depending on the weather conditions), making sure lights are on, toilet paper and paper towels are ready, then there is the choosing the music for the song service. Sometimes I think about it during the week and it's not too hard to figure out what to sing...other times it's just difficult.

The days I love the most are the ones that God just puts together...days like today. This morning Pastor preached on forgiveness. Even though the songs were not exactly about forgiveness, they were about the Word of God. So they brought us to the point of where we would be going to for the message.

Tonight's service (the songs were picked out this morning), but Pastor had his message planned well before I chose the songs. Tonight we sang songs about assurance and trust...and the message was about God being our Rock and Fortress! We can trust Him! Ben sang "Grace Like Rain" and it also went well with the service. It just really fit and the service was very uplifting. Those are the days I really enjoy. Those are the days I know that I can make it through this life.

This past week I have been praying about taking on another responsibility at church. I feel that God has allowed me to be single for a reason...to be able to serve Him in areas that someone who is married may be unable to serve Him...or the fact that they may not have the time to serve Him because of other responsibilities with their families.

Well...there is a need with the nursery area of our church. The former lady who was over the nursery department has left and there were some things that we want to change when getting a new person to be the head of the department. We want it to be someone who will not just stay whenever there is a need. We just want someone who will organize a schedule and be able to ask someone to fill if for someone who is scheduled is unable to stay. I spoke with Pastor about it and he asked, "are you going to take something else on?" I said, "just listen...if I did, I wouldn't be able to just stay there." Rhonda liked that idea, because she knows that I'm unable to do that. I'm willing to step into this position because if we can get a good team of volunteers the ministry can take off...and maybe someone else will be willing to take it on. The good thing is that I'm willing to step down if someone really wants to do it. But to get it started, I believe God is giving me a desire to do this.

Those of you who read this pray for me and this new ministry. It is a burden that I believe God has given me and I hope to fulfill it well.

Well...until next time!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Time flies...

This year is going by fast. I keep thinking that I'll write a blog today, but then something happens and I will just let it go. I am writing today to share a video of my brother David. He played keyboards for Corey (the worship pastor of his church). They opened for another guy. It was so cool to be able to watch my brother perform...I wish I could have been there though.

Anyway...I wanted to share it here. Hope you enjoy...the song is really good!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy birthday!!!

Happy birthday to my brother Tim (yesterday), to my sister Mary (today) and Heidi O'Brien (today), to my dad (Monday) and my friend Ben (Tuesday).

Last night began the birthday celebrations. My brother Tim had a celebration at his house...with taco salad. I really like taco salad...and it was really good. After we ate, I went to take a walk with my niece Marisa and her husband Adam and great niece Chloe. It was such a good time. The walk was about 2 miles total...so I logged in a total of 4 miles that day. YEAH!!!

Today will be a celebration for my friend Ben. Since his birthday is on Tuesday this is the best day to celebrate his day. My sister lives in Nebraska, so I don't get to spend her day with her, but I will be celebrating in spirit.

For our friends birthdays, we let the birthday person decide what they want to do. Last year Ben chose a progressive dinner. We began at Buffalo Wild Wings (in Ironton, OH) for appetizers, Olive Garden (in Barboursville, WV) for the main choice, and to Fred's (in Wheelersburg, OH) for hot fudge sundaes. We took the church van, as most of us were apart of the Sunday school class. It was a good time and driving time between was good to let the food settle. This year, Ben has done it again...he has decided to have each of his friends cook part of the meal. We will be having, ribs and chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, mac & cheese, and desserts. We will also have some appetizers too. I don't know what the plans are after the dinner, but we will probably hang out at the new house.

Well...speaking of cooking...I need to get my tortilla roll-ups together. Have a wonderful day...

Until next time...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Low-Fat Latte

Random life choice - I have been craving a Moo-Latte since Saturday. I was out with friends and someone mentioned it and that started my craving. I have been impressed with myself that since that craving begun, I just now decided to indulge it today. What is really funny is that there are only a few restaurants in Greenup, and one of them happens to be Dairy Queen. It's not a place I go very often, but I finally broke down so I could enjoy this delicious Moo-Latte.

I'm hoping that it will last me the rest of the day, so that I can say I savored it, and not just gulped it down.

Until next time...

*Low Fat Latte is a song by Michael O'Brien from his collection "Something About Us"

Saturday, August 08, 2009

A Christmas gift idea...

So...I found something I want for Christmas. It's something that I could see would be a good gift for me. You can find it on ebay...of course there are only 4 days left for this item, but maybe there will be another one sometime. LOL!!! It's a pillow case with this picture on it.





You have to admit that it is a perfect present for me, because I do dream of him...and I don't want to be interrupted when I'm dreaming about Michael Vartan.

Okay...now onto my real life...heading to bed, so that I can be ready for Sunday. Need to get my focus to where it really should be...GOD!!

Until next time...