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Sunday, April 5, 2009
We had our end of "40 days of community" picnic today!!! it was to mark the end of the small groups... it was lots of fun!!! we had olympics... and john and i got to ride around on a moped... hula hooping, eating and tons of other fun games. i really love my church, everyone is so cool and fun there. here are so pic to highlight the event!!! go vcc!
wow so its been over a month since I've been on here!!!! Hard to believe... time just flies...
anyways last night miss Rachel Rush-a-low and I took a little road trip to MARYLAND to go the this VZW event called winners circle. If you hit a certain percentage in sales you get to go...
it was really fun! we were late leaving and caught alot of traffic so we didn't get there til like 645... cocktail hour started at 630 and dinner started at 730. needless to say we were flying to get ready fast... i wore an old black dress i have, and Rachel wore her little white and green dress.
we got down there and sat with a few other zone 10 people... it was nice getting to know people a little more. dinner was EXCELLENT... we had salad, then this really thick tomato soup, then sorbet, then the main course, the chicken was amazing.. i loved it. after that we headed out the the chocolate fondu place, got some strawberries and rice krispie treats with chocolate, only to walk back in and find out there were THREE pieces of cheesecake in front of every person. haha
we danced the night away, my district manager actually dragged us out there... it was fun
after that we just went and hung out in the hotel room and watched some tv.
the drive was fun, i had some good talks and laughs with rachel, it was great to get to know her more!!! hopefully well get to do it again next year!!!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We had a really good small group tonight. It was the first one so it was kind of awkward.. people werent really talking at first because noone knew each other... but it started to open up after awhile.
It was actually a really good teaching. We watched this video by rick warren (we are doing 40 days of community) and it was all about love and how it is the greatest commandment. We read all of 1 Corinthians 13.. and its really interesting because we hear part of that all the time... at weddings, at funerals, in greeting cards- ya know that love is patient, love is kind etc that whole verse. What we dont hear (at least i havent really) is whats before that verse... hold on maybe i can google it and paste it in here...
1If I speak in the tonguesa]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,b]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.
I thought that this was so powerful, that its really saying that we can be all these things and still gain nothing. to me it was very eye opening. This is really what Jesus wanted to get across the most... and how many times a day am i rude to other people, or ignore people, or am just too busy or even DONT care to think of other people.... I could probably make a difference if I started loving other people like christ loved us
and the thing is, ive been hearing this my whole life... but now i want to make it more practical. I want to let someone budge me in the grocery line, i want to not litter, i want to send someone a gift when i am thinking of them, i want to listen to people when they are talking, i want to BE NICE to customers i dont like.
Ha i may be going a little too far, but tonight during the meeting i thought it would be cool to get a tattoo of it too... of the word love, to always remind me that that is first... I included a picture of one i found on google :)
Monday, February 23, 2009
Tonight I had one of those nights...
I was SO BORED!! Most people would give anything for more down time, or more sitting around watching tv time. I really do like my down time, but tonight it was just too much.
I was so bored that I didnt want to watch tv, didnt want to work out, didnt want to clean, didnt want to get off the couch, no eating, cooking, doing laundry... ANYTHING.
I kept saying i was so bored yet I couldnt get myself off the couch.
I hate days like this! It makes me feel like my life has no meaning or that I am going nowhere. I know thats not true, and other days I am so busy that all i want to do is sit around. Tonight was just too much though.
Maybe tommorrow Ill be productive... I want to work out, go tanning, do my laundry, clean the bathroom... that sounds like a good start so far.