I made 3 batches of Puppy Chow today for the concession stand at the Mr. LRCA contest at school. Of which I will also now be working since my son is in charge and has strep throat.
Friday, April 29, 2011
My neighbor and good friend moved out today. This picture made me very sad.....not only is the room empty but I have always loved this chandelier. She usually had fruit, lemons or limes, in the middle and bright colored beads strung around the outside. I am really going to miss her and miss sitting on her front porch visiting.
We were supposed to be having a Dyngus Day party with our staff and elders tonight, but this tornado and severe thunderstorm trumped the party! ugh! This was a pretty scary storm that 7 people in AR lost there lives in. So thankful we are all safe.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Jason came home today with his best friend. I love having a full house...even if they are all asleep!!!
And a full table is even better!!
I love having my brother and his family here!!
I am praying there will be many more times if Kayley comes to OBU!!!!
we had a wonderful Good Friday Service tonight.
Our worship pastor had set up different stations to remember what Christ had done for us.
Here we remembered where Christ said he would take our sins/burdens as far as the deepest ocean. The rocks represented our burdens and as we prayed we dropped them in the water.
Here we wrote names of friends/family members or areas of little rock that needed to know Christ's redeeming love and place them on this wall of rememberance.
What a special night.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
found out yesterday afternoon that the location for our Fine Arts luncheon fell through. It need to be a place close to the school (they were coming on their lunch hour), so I agreed to have the lunch at my house. The food was catered so all I had to do was host 25 teachers and FA council members. It really turned out nice!!
Kind of funny seeing a school bus in my driveway!!
Monday, April 18, 2011
I am on the Fine Arts council at school and we are having an appreciation lunch for our fine arts teachers Wednesday. this is our gift to the teachers! Love these tumblers! The cross is our Fine Arts logo.
We are also selling them as a fundraisers....so I have 145 of these in my dining room at the moment.
Sunday was a great day!!
It had the potential of going in the other direction because it started out with the power still being out at the church. The tornadoes on Thursday night caused this tree to fall on the power lines to our church.
There are still lots of people without power in LR, so they didn't get to us before Sunday. But the morning could not have gone better!
I set up the K-5th grades outside on the patio and once they were all there, we took them up to the basketball courts for their lesson. The day was beautiful and they loved being outside!
And the service was one of the best ever...even without a sound system or lights!!
So wonderful when God shows up like that!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I really can't explain to you how wonderful it is to worship in one place with 8,000+ women. It just took your breath away.
But here is just a sample of what it was like:
It really doesn't do it justice.
After the conference, most of our group walked over the Arkansas River to the other side and had lunch at the River Market.....what a perfect day!!!
Went to Beth Moore Live tonight with 30 ladies from my church. What an incredible conference!!
Beth was amazing.
I will be writing a post about it later but, I was blown away by how personal she was and how she moved in and out of the audience through out her talks.
Do you know what this is?
It is one of my favorite candies....caramel apple sucker!!
You can't find them ANY where any more and certainly not in Arkansas. But a dear friend found them in Texas and she shared her treasure with me......I love her!!
God really showed up today by putting circumstances together so that I could encourage my son who was having a bad day. I love that my son saw very clearly that God cares for him..even in the little details. And I saw clearly that God loves my son even more than I do....wow.
This is my friend Bill. He had our CrossWalk kids completely mesmerized this morning with a monologue he did on Judas. I don't think they moved an inch!! He even grew the beard just for this lesson. He has such a heart for these kids and I am so thankful for him!!!
This cracked me up.
My neighbor (who cuts her trees like round balls) apparently mowed for the first time of the season and scalped her lawn. The funny thing to me is that she left it like this for days before she finished the job. I couldn't get a better picture of it because I didn't want her to see me taking it!!! But those round tracks around the round cut tree is just to hilarious!!!