Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday Evening Service

I absolutely love our church!! The people are so friendly and we had so much fun tonight. Jeff and I started going to the Wednesday Evening Prayer Service last week. We had been a couple times before but I think we have made a decision to attend more often. At first it started off with singing Choctaw hymns (which I love to do) and Pastor Jeff led us in a prayer for all of the people on our prayer list... Just like before... But then we played this game and I wish that I had brought my camera. There were 18 adults split into 6 groups and we were all around a dining room table. We were answering Bible Trivia questions but you had to be fast enough to buzz in... It was pretty great!! We laughed and laughed... Jeff's group won, of course...

Here is last weeks challenge...
Find the 16 books of the Bible in the following paragraph.

"I once made the remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu, kept people looking so hard for facts, and for others, it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized; but the truth finally struck home to numbers of readers. To others, it was a great job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be a loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea, so she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen names of the books of the Bible in this story."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Three weeks until the new baby arrives!!

I am a bad blogger... I received an email from google reminding me that I own a blog and to sign in. So now I guess I'm in trouble... Just kidding -- It was a gentle nudge to start blogging again.

It's been a little over two months since we moved in and now we only have three weeks left in the pregnancy. Thank goodness!! I do treasure the experience of being a part of a miracle and I love to feel her move inside of my belly... But please can I have my body back??? I ran into a friend tonight at Walmart and she just touched my belly and said that she misses it... Her baby was born in July or August. I know that I will miss it also. I will miss hearing her heartbeat at the doctor's office. I will miss seeing the movements on my belly and how it makes me laugh. I will miss sending Jeff on a mission to find whatever I was craving. I'm a little better now -- He doesn't have to run as often. I will miss Aris talking to my belly and giving hugs. Even though she'll be chatting up storm to her in a few weeks. So as I am writing this I'm thinking that I should cherish these last three weeks... Because it may or may not happen again... We'll revisit the subject in about three years.

So this is a start... again... I'll leave you with a picture of my belly -- I was hiding my face...

Oh! I would like to share a picture that I took earlier of the sky... We had some bad thunderstorms in our area but I couldn't resist taking a picture of the clouds with the sun behind them.