Monday, March 12, 2007

Yada, yada...

LOTS going on lately. I haven't had hardly any chance at all to even read my e-mail, much less write to my fan base. ;) LOL Unfortunately, it's not anything interesting to anyone, but maybe myself. I did secure my first formal client for Kiss of Bliss, my wedding consulting business I am trying to get rolling. We made a wall for Pilate's court in the church. (Pix below...) I have been consumed with everything that I have going on, so I probably won't be back on here until I have MOVED into my BLESSING!!!! Thank You, Jesus!!! I am soooo blessed. I really am. I hope you all are going to be able to come see our drama. Check out my church website for more details.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A Day of Remembering and Aiming High

It is almost time again. A time to remember. A time to mourn. A time to fulfill at least half of the "times" listed in Ecclesiastes. March 9, 2004 was a very sad day in my life. I will never forget it. As I type, I can't believe how much it still hurts. My head wants to explode from trying to hold back the tears that threaten to spill over on the keyboard. It will be 3 years to the day at approximately 1 a.m. that my dad passed from this life. He had muscular dystrophy and succumbed to the disease on the fateful day. I was there when he breathed his last breath. It was something I never thought I would have to go through in my whole life. I had somehow always escaped the clutches of tragedy, yet my father's passing was the epitome of tragic. The happy ending was in how he had chosen to live his life and GIVE his life to God and His work. It is truly mind boggling to think of all of the lives that this one man touched, but he was able to accomplish amazing things in his too-short life. He was a pastor, but not just any old pastor, a shepherd would be a more fitting description. He loved people and it was evident in how he poured himself unselfishly into every last person that would allow him. He was not a "convention speaker", but he had a speaker system in the back of a truck and would drive around the worst neighborhoods in town, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. I grew up in the shadow of greatness, but it took his passing for me to realize the extent of it. He was so humble, not very easy to make laugh, but burdened for souls like nobody I have every come in contact with. As the hundreds and hundreds of people touched by this amazing man filed past his earthly vessel lying in a casket, I realized that I now knew what I wanted to be when I grew up - I want to be like my Dad.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Well, I have definitely been slacking off in the blogging arena. I love my blog and I hope I am not losing all of my wonderful fans due to my lack of diligence! ;)
So, this last week has been pretty busy with all kinds of wonderful things involving moving into a new house, Easter drama, and starting revival. CONGRATULATIONS, by the way, to the Marks on their new baby, Jathan Kye. He is GINORMOUS!! I can't believe poor Sis. Marks was carrying that little hunk around in her little belly. Wowser! So, as far as moving goes, my Mom and I have done a lot of furniture/accessory shopping for the house, including going to the O.C. swap meet! Now, you know I am getting old when I voluntarily abuse my feet and go walk that place. Especially since everything starts to look the same. Well, through the windows of a 31-year-old, everything looked pretty cool and I saw things left and right that I wanted to purchase. We are actually, once again voluntarily, going back! Yes, that's right, I am going to buy stuff from there. I know this may not seem like that big of a deal, but I am someone, who up to a few months ago, abhorred anything even remotely resembling or smelling of a swap meet. Now I can't get enough of it.
As for Easter drama, we've had a few practices and things are coming together nicely. There were a couple of major character changes, but everything is still coming along nicely. We are finally going to start putting up set pieces this week-end, so our platform is going to start looking very different.
As for revival, we started Sunday morning, but baby Jathan wasn't waiting one more service to make his big entrance, so the Marks were not with us Sunday night. This Sunday they will be with us Sunday morning and night and Monday night. Then we have drama practice Tuesday and Thursday and Bible study on Wednesday. Phew! It's going to get really crazy in these parts! It's all very exciting, though and I am looking forward to what God is going to do in our church!! BTW - Pastor Wilmoth "filled in" for Bro. Marks Sunday night and it was a very good service! We had "chuch"!! LOL
Alrighty, I'll try to be back sooner, than later! *Muah!* :D