Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Today was a snow day for us and I was watching daytime T.V. If you know me, you know my least favorite show is "The View" - I have not watched a lot of them, but the ones I have watched I didn't like. Anyway, today I started watching it and it was featuring foster kids and how to adopt.

Needless to say..I cried all the way through and wondered what it would be like for me to adopt a child. I don't know what to feel or how to feel, but I really feel like the Holy Spirit leading me in this direction somehow..I don't have all the answers, I don't know what it means, I am poor...and live in a tiny house...but I do know when the Lord brings ideas and thoughts into my heart, I need to listen.

Mom, don't flip out...really...I'm praying about this and have asked my friends and my powerful prayer warrior sisters to pray and would ask everyone who reads this to pray with me. This little boy is available...his name is Lrae and he lives in a foster home in Oregon..there are so many! Check out www.adoptuskids.org to see more.

Pray with me...I can think of a milliiiiiiiiiiion reasons NOT to do this...but the Lord is speaking loudly and I can't ignore it anymore!

Monday, November 27, 2006

Holy Creche!

I saw lightening and it just thundered outside my house. I don't think I've heard of thunder and lightening with snow. This weather is crazy! I honestly can't believe some schools have closed for tomorrow already and I keep watching the news to see if my school happens to be one of them. I hope :-)

Driving home today, I noticed a creche on someone's front porch. Now that is not too interesting except for the fact that Frosty the Snowman was present with the shephards and wisemen. I'm not sure it was snowing the night that Christ was born, but if it was, the shephards may have been a little bored with all the wonder and worship, I guess they could have built one.

I thought I would share that with you as I chuckled all the way home. Kind of like the Santa kneeling at the manager. Give me a break.
Here's wishing we all get a snow day tomorrow and the poor Seahawks pull it out tonight!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Procrastination II - the sequal

Once again, I'm supposed to be writing a paper and am looking for any way to not do it. It is so close to being done too - I'm not sure what internal force drives me to buy shoes online, watch football, blog, watch old CSI's I've Tivo'd - anything to not write this dang paper. Get with it...so close. Now I'm looking at a cookbook...maybe I want to make something...

My Christmas elves were hard at work this morning while I was asleep and someone in my family will be happy at their endeavors. Thank you, thank you elves! I owe you a CFS dinner!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sorry man...

For those of you who may be on vacation or who don't have televisions...Apparently Michael Richards, Kramer from Seinfeld days, was appearing at a comedy club in Los Angeles over the weekend. He was heckled supposedly by some black folks in the audience. Well, he went off on these people using racial epitaphs and lynching references.

Then, he has the audacity to go on David Letterman and offer something resembling an apology. What is he sorry for? Using the "N" word? Or is he more sorry that his one-hit wonder career is over? And how easy is it to "apologize" in a quiet L.A. studio in front of a camera? He did not apologize personally to these people. He is an idiot...this was not simply rage gone terribly wrong. He used LYNCHING references...this man is a racist. He (with the help of Jerry Seinfeld) tried to explain away his actions by saying he was under stress, trying to react in the spur of the moment but LYNCHING references? Saying that 50 years ago "we" would have "strung you up" is not under stress. It is inexcusable.

Luckily he was not asked back to that club. But I'm tired of how celebrities are let off the hook simply because they apologize - it's almost license to act any way you want as long as you apologize afterwards.

He, along with Mel Gibson, will not get any of my support, sympathy or money and it's a sad commentary that when enraged by a person of color, instead of walking off the stage, laughing it off, he chose to stoop so low.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

An Attitude of Gratitude

Today was our Harvest Sunday. I was surprisingly into it - as it's not my thing (yet), but I prayed the the Spirit would open my heart and mind to feeding those that may not get enough to eat. There were a lot of people! There were men, women and even children, which I do not do well with poor kids at all.

There were two twin A.A. boys Tevin and Kevin and they went through my line. I really liked them and pray that they are in a good situation. It's hard at these events to establish a relationship so I tried to do that with the Vietnamese serving partners. Over all, it was a great Sunday - so full of energy and made me thankful that the Lord has blessed me.

This is a week to be thankful and I'm very thankful for a niece and nephew that were willing to help serve food, even if it was uncomfortable, my friends that know me and how hard this day was - I'm grateful for "fellow traveler's" and eye rollers!
I'm so happy to walk this road together!

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Yesterday we got to leave work early because our power was out. Low and behold today our power is still out! I got up and headed off to work and they called and said "you have the day off".

What a gift! An entire day to do nothing! I have paper's to write, a house that could use a deep clean, holiday gifts to buy - but you know what...I'm not doing any of it! I'm going to watch bad daytime t.v. and lay on the couch until time to drive up North. I think you need to enjoy these small gifts of days off!

It's our last Living Room tonight (for the season) - bring your own fast food!

Hillary & Phil come home in 20 days!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Hustle & Bustle

I know it's a bit early, but I've decided that I do not like the hustle & bustle of the holidays. It's very hard when you're on your own - and have to buy all Christmas presents by yourself...meaning, I have no one to drive me, park, open my door, carry my packages, pay for my packages, and drive me home...but I'm not complaining about my independence at all! I just need a butler!

I was at Bellevue Square on Saturday and it was crowded. It was also very fun. It's a fun mall and has most everything I need. I have resolved, however, that if I can't order it online, you're not getting it!

I am proud to say that I'm almost done - I have my middle sister (who has not commented on my blog in awhile so I'm not sure she's getting anything), my mom and two adorable PK's that I know...they are easy though - they love everything!

Remember, we are entering the most wonderful time of the year! It starts this Sunday with our Harvest Service and meal - I don't do well with that so could use some prayer for my spirit to be helped along...as I want to reach out but I have issues! I am proud of our church for doing this and hope it becomes a ministry that serves a long-term need.

Here we go!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Happy Birthday Juicy!

I was going to blog about the doctrine of "Entire Santification" today, but it's D.J. Juicy's birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

BTW - Juicy got his name when we were at Mark's birthday and Lora went around the room naming everyone sitting there - when she got to David Mier she said "and you're Juicy!"

So, thanks to Lora, the name stuck!!

Happy birthday my friend! Glad to know ya!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Get out the vote

I exercised my freedom as a US citizen today and went to the library. I was checked in by someone who did not speak English very well, but she was younger than most of the poll judges so it's nice to see some diversity.

Sojourners had a really well written voting guide called Voting God's Politics. It had some key points to remember when casting a vote for candidate or issue.

1. Compassion and economic justice
Isaiah 65:21-23

2. Peace and restraint of violence
Matthew 5:9

3. Consistent Ethic of Life
Genesis 2:7

4. Racial Justice
Galatians 3:28

5. Human Rights, dignity and gender justice
Genesis 1:27

6. Strengthen Families and renew culture
Romans 12:2

7. Good stewardship of God's creation
Psalm 24:1

We will not establish the Kingdom of God today. It is not on the ballot. You can vote to strengthen the common good.

Read more at www.sojo.net

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I hate it when old people fall

I was at Brent's soccer game today. It was pouring rain and I was running with Ellie to the car and I thought that I could take a chain barrier like a hurdler but my foot got caught on the chain and I went tumbling. I tried to catch myself but fell flat on my face and then, in dramatic fashion, went on my back with all fours in the air. Mind you it's pouring rain.

It took two very kind men to help me up and one grabbed my car key and umbrella that went flying. It was very nice of them. They kept asking if I was o.k. and I just said I'm wet and embarrassed. After Ellie's initial shocked look, she could not stop laughing. It didn't hurt really until now, when I looked at my knee and my head is aching.

It's funny to fall as an adult. I'm sure I looked graceful but it really does hurt and then you are not quite sure how to get up. I was hoping that nobody saw, but it was a parking lot full of players/parents and spectators.

Fun times.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Leavin' Early

I love working for a school district! We get to leave early today as there is no school and our superintendent said to take advantage of the time when you can...so we'll all be out of here by 2:00! It's fun.

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away and I'm excited to celebrate and watch football all day long. We're going to my parents house as my Grandma A. is coming up on the train from Salem. She wants to see my house as well which scares me and makes me want to get new carpet.

About Me

I work at a Christian School district only 4 miles from my home. The people there are full of grace and love and I am glad to be a part of this ministry. I have a neice and nephew whom I love dearly. They are 12 and almost 15 respectively. I have two amazing sisters and two amazing brothers-in-law. Of course, I would not be here if it were not for my mother agreeing to marry my dad. Good going mom! My parents are my life and I would literally be NOTHING without their unconditional love, support and care. You rock mom and dad. Then there's Will & Lora...their giggles are like sunshine and their parents crack me up too.

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