Sunday, May 24, 2009

I'm a boring blogger.

I have stuff to say all the time, it just doesn't make it here. I can hear little blog snippets in my head and then when I sit down to write them, well, they just go away or something. Or they just don't seem as good anymore - maybe because I've been thinking about them all day. Or even I just am tired of thinking about them, so I just don't.

I guess this will just be random thoughts.

Jake went to his grandma's tonight. We left before him and I left him a key with instructions to lock the door and put it under a rock. I showed him specifically which rock and everything. Well, when we came home, the door was unlocked and the key was not under the rock. After a careful search and an adament "I locked it and put it under the square rock" from Jacob, we found it in the lock. Nice.

We went to a friend's house for dinner tonight. We dropped off Josh and Cody at Monika's so she could watch them for us. I so appreciate her for that. Anyway, the dinner was great. Our friends are starting a church that will be different. It will still teach the Bible, of course, but it will give feet and hands to our faith. They will be serving the community like no church I know. That's the plan anyway. He said he was asked a question that floored him. He was asked that if the church they were in put out a sign that they were closed and offered no explanation and no warning, would anybody in the community miss it? I can see how that is flooring. I could see how the members of the church would miss it, but the community? Great question! We are definitely praying about this because it seems like what we've been looking for.

I also heard a new term tonight. Overchurched. I've heard unchurched and dechurched, but not overchurched. I think I'm overchurched. I love the Lord with all my heart, but in all honesty, church has been leaving me a bit dry for a long time. That's not saying I'm not in a good church. That's not saying there aren't good churches all over. That's just saying that it's just not home for me anymore. I need something more. I need somewhere I can grow. I need to come away changed. I want to encounter Jesus. The real Jesus. The man who is bold, strong, loving, kind, unashamed, gentle, strong - not the passive, two-dimensional Jesus that so many churches make him out to be. There just has to be more. I'm praying for God to show us if this is where we are to be or not.

Stephen R. Lawhead is an awesome author. I've loved all three of the books of his that I've gotten to read. We went to Half Price Books tonight and got another one of his. I love his style and he writes in series! I love series stories. He's edgy and surprising. He doesn't seem to copy anybody else's style which is a major pet peeve of mine. His books don't feel cranked out to meet a deadline. I'm just really happy to have found something else to read.

David's off tomorrow! Woohoo! He talked to his parents this morning and they are coming for a weekend in June. It'll be nice. We haven't seen them in forever.

Cody pulled a Jacob tonight at Half Price Books. We were standing on the Sci Fi aisle and he said "These books just look used to me". Oh. My. Goodness.

Ok. Off to read my new Stephen R. Lawhead book and go to bed!

Friday, May 15, 2009

200 Posts. Is that important?

I don't guess it really matters.

There are certain times with my kids when I think, "There is no way I could ever forget this moment." Sometimes I don't, but more often than not, I remember thinking that thought, but can't remember what I was thinking about at the time. I had one of those moments the other day that I really don't want to forget. It was just a little thing, but one that warmed my heart.

I was sitting on the love seat. Jake was lying on the big couch and Josh was curled up next to me with his head lying on my leg. I had a full view of both boys' heads. We were watching The Lion King - Joshua's first time to see it and he was into it.

Anybody who knows my boys knows that they both twirl their hair. It's sweet to me that they both do it and each has since they had hair. I used to get on to Jake about it because he looks kinda' silly standing there with his hand in his hair when you're talking to him, but I gave up trying to get him to stop. Joshua does the same thing. Exactly the same thing, which I didn't realize how exactly until the other day.

I sat there watching The Lion King, a movie that used to be Jacob's favorite with both of them lying there twirling their hair. I've never really looked at exactly how they twirl it until then. Each of them moves their fingers in the exact same way.

It may seem silly, but it was so precious to me. Man I love these kids.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Jacob: "How much does it cost to go to a dollar movie, Mom?"

Me: "Ummmm.....really, Jacob?"

Jacob: "Well?"

If you are reading this, you probably know my son and it's safe to say this question will probably not surprise you. It goes along with a couple of others statements that have come from him.

"Hey, Mom, there's a lime in my limeade!" or

"Oh my gosh! There's a banana in my banana split! Wait! There's another one!"

He's so very sweet, but such a blonde!

Another first today - I handed my kid a credit card! It was so surreal. I've never imagined that before. Not really.

Oh, and just to let you know....Atkins rocks! I know it's only been since Friday, but I've already lost 5 lbs! I know that the rate of loss won't stay this quick, but that's awesome! I haven't had any trouble except that my body just doesn't know what to think of not eating any sugar. I'm totally shocked at how really easy it is. And the Atkins snacks are sooo good.