Monday, July 27, 2009


We are at Sunriver. One of my favorite places. Lots of memories here. I used to come here as a kid, every summer. Now I have had the chance to take my kids a few times so that they can have some of the same memories I have had as a kid. I love it here. It is pretty, hot and relaxing. The pic is of my parents with the grandkids. We have been spending our days biking, swimming, and just hanging out. I hope the next few days go by slow!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I am hungry!

"there is a strong drift toward the hard theological left. some emergent types [want] to recast Jesus as a limp-wrist hippie in a dress with a lot of product in His hair, who drank decaf and made pithy zen statements about life while shopping for the perfect pair of shoes. in revelation, Jesus is a prize fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. that is a guy i can worship. i cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo christ because i cannot worship a guy i can beat up. i fear some are becoming more cultural than christian, and without a big Jesus who has authority and hates sin as revealed in the bible, we will have less and less christians, and more and more confused, spiritually self-righteous blogger critics of christianity."
Mark Driscoll

My desire for knowledge lately has been strong. I want to know the Word, understand it, and live it. I have always wanted this, but now it is almost the only thing on my mind. I have many things I am thankful for to help me along this path of discovering what the Word means. Many hate Mark Driscoll, but I have found his style and his blunt love for the truth to be so refreshing. I always learn from his sermons, always am challenged, and love how practical it is. To me, the Christian walk is not about chasing supernatural experiences, but about living a practical life in front of others..... it is about calling sin, sin....... and repenting daily of that sin. It is not about having your problems cease ....... life is hard and actually will be even harder with Christ. It costs us, but that price is so worth it.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I have a lot to say... lots of opinions. I will not apologize for my opinions but I now know to keep them to myself.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


My parents and my sister and her family came to visit this last week for the 4th. We had a great time. The kids played the wii most of the time.... tennis tournaments, wiffle ball outside, a trip into Cincinnati, fireworks in the driveway, fireworks in Independence, dinner at Hoggy's..... lots of fun, lots of laughs, lots of memories!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lots of thoughts on my brain again....... here are just a few and they are completely random.

* my parents are coming today... lots of cleaning to do but glad I got groceries yesterday.
* Nevaeh is becoming quite the reader.. She finally is enjoying it and I am thankful it is not like pulling teeth to get her to do it.
* I really have a hard time with completely selfish people. I just want to slap them and their parents for letting them grow to be spoiled adults.
* We just had Nevaeh's 8th birthday party. We had a gymnastics party... it was a hit. Tons of fun!
* I recently went to a NKOTB concert. SHHHH.. don't tell anyone. It was fun... the people watching was worth it.
*I just got Mark Driscoll's new book. So far so good. ;)