Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday ~ Fish, mac & cheese, salad
Tuesday ~ Beef Stroganoff, egg noodles, salad
Wednesday ~ Grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, fruit
Thursday ~ Chef salad, homemade bread
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Some of you are most likely wondering why should I be voted for student council? What sets me apart from the other candidates? They say that in life, sometimes you have to get knocked down pretty hard to truly open your eyes and see God. That statement is true for my life. I would like to share my testimony.
I was born and raised in a Christian home, attended a Christian school, and was taught in a Christian manner. That doesn't mean I was an "on fire" Christian from the start. Up until 6th grade I was what you would call a "lukewarm" Christian. I struggled deeply with life and its temptations.
I remember waking up one morning crying. God grabbed me and said "enough's enough." Jesus started chipping away the hard stone on my heart and completely changed me. Through all my tribulation I have ultimately become a stronger Christian and grown closer to my Lord and Savior. Since then I have been able to see through my hardships, to see God's greater purpose and glorify Him. He personally told me what He wants of my life, to spread His Word. That is my goal in life. Jesus changed my life. Because of him I am the man I am today.
Now my wish is that I may be an example to my peers and be a leader. I want to assist in leading my school and use the gifts God has given me. God has given me the ability to be able to study scripture and have a deeper understanding of the Word. As well as memorize God's Word and apply it to my daily life. I want to be a pastor, and spread the amazing news of God's love. I truly believe that is God's calling for my life. I strive very hard to not only learn scripture, but to also apply it to become a better rounded Christian. Since 6th grade, I have wanted to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
Growing up I rarely had the opportunity to show that I had leadership potential. I always thought that I had to wait until I'm older to really make a difference. In 1 Timothy 4:12 it says, "don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." So why wait until I'm older when I can make a difference now? All I ask is that my fellow freshmen will allow me to represent you before the student council.
The vision of VCHS is to "develop a school that cultivates students who faithfully care, serve and give, while possessing a solid work ethic." I have been on three urban mission trips and volunteered numerous times at shelters and food banks. My work ethic is strong, as is my faith. I feel that I can be an example to my peers. I have been playing basketball for four years. I know how to work as a team.
We all have something to teach each other, something to contribute. I would like to contribute my piece as a 9th grade representative. I have always strived to be a man of integrity and live to a higher standard. It is my personal conviction that if we put Jesus and what He would want us to do first, He will reward us. It is my wish to make a difference in this school, to set an example in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity. I ask that my peers will choose me for 9th grade representative.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Please pray that he has peace in the days ahead, as the testing procedures begin. And also, that I may do and say the right things, so as to be a comfort and a source of strength to him.
I love you Feff.....
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I meant well, in trying to help two women in my life. I am married to a godly man, and have a child who is respectful and knows his place. I wanted those things for my friends. Unfortunately that isn't enough, and watching someone put their hand on the same hot stove over and over again is not something I am capable of. I will still worry because that's my nature. I will still pray. I will just do those things from a distance.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The school is small. There are 22 kids in the freshman class. Before it was a school, the building was a Moose Lodge. They are still making changes and improvements to the structure. I think they could run this school from a tent, and it wouldn't change the atmosphere of caring and family. What you have in a Christian school is an approach to education that focuses not only on academics, but on the spiritual and emotional growth of each child. They are individuals, each with their own unique strengths and God-given talents. The school partners with the parents to help each child become the person God meant for them to be.
Academically these kids are often two to three grade levels ahead of what the public schools are teaching. Their minds are challenged every day. No one expects straight A's, only that they do their very best. The principal talked about the school's mission and all the non-academic activities students are involved in. Activities designed to teach them to serve with a happy heart. He said, "You can have all the knowledge in the world, but without Christ it doesn't mean very much."
I see my son struggling with all the typical teenage problems and anxieties. Kids are kids, no matter where they go to school. But one of the most wonderful things about this school is how they involve the kids in the world around them. Like a hand gently tapping them on the shoulder, and a voice reminding them, "It's not all about you - what can you do to help someone in need?"
And that's why this evening was ENCHANTed.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday ~ Parent Fellowship Dinner @ my son's school
Wednesday ~ Soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit
Thursday ~ London Broil, baked potato, corn
Friday ~ Breakfast for dinner
Saturday & Sunday - no clue yet
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Tuesday ~ Seasoned turkey patties, corn on the cob, peaches
Wednesday ~ Soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, grapes
Thursday ~ Grilled albacore tuna, rice, salad
Friday ~ Baked chicken, pasta, salad
Saturday ~ Creamy chicken over rice, fruit salad
Sunday ~ Choice of Marie Callendar's entrees from the freezer
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Every time I hear this song I think of my husband. Even though he's not a country boy (ain't no country in Classic Rock) and doesn't wear boots or chew, the rest of the song describes him perfectly. I am tremendously blessed to have him in my life, even if he doesn't know who George Strait is.
If you decide to listen, just pause my playlist at the bottom of your screen.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Donna has been fighting neuropathy in her feet for many years. She is not diabetic. Neuropathy has the upper hand, or foot as the case may be, at the present time. I ask for prayers on behalf of this most special woman. Prayers that God will take this affliction from her and allow her to continue on with His work.
I love you Mama ~
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My son weighed 3 pounds, 14 ounces at birth. He had no health issues other than his size. After 12 days in the NICU they allowed me to take him home weighing 4 pounds, 2 ounces. That was a bit less than they wanted him to weigh, but I convinced them if I could just get my baby home, away from the glaring lights and noise of the hospital, he would begin to gain weight. And he did.
Those first few weeks with him are pressed into my memory like flowers pressed between the pages of a book. I remember gently rocking him in the middle of the night and telling myself these days would be fleeting. I had no idea just how fleeting....
I am so proud of the young man he has become. I am also grateful to my mother for setting the bar high, and giving me something to aim for in my mothering journey. Seriously though....it does get easier, doesn't it? Somewhere down the line? Lie to me if you have to, but tell me it gets easier. Please.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Boogie takes naps with his "dad" in the family room. They each have a couch. Today hubby came out and said, "That is the loudest sleeping dog I have ever seen! Snoring, smacking his lips, grinding his teeth, and wagging his tail while he's dreaming."
Boogie will belch in your face. Boogie will sneeze in your face. If Boogie were a person, he'd be the one cutting the line to get to the front. He'd be the one knocking others out of the way to be right in the middle of whatever action there might be. Boogie is 95 pounds of pure personality, with extra drool on the side.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
A pretty place to share on this Wednesday morning.....