Friday, February 17, 2006


Just wanted to update you about our answer to prayer. We found a bed, 5 mo. old with mattress, boxspring and frame for our guestroom! And it was a mere $150!! Thank you Jesus!! Thanks for praying with us!

Tomato Thief?

Okay, somthing happened last night and I haven't decided if it is hilarious, or bear with me.

So you know how this is our first garden, our tomatoes are ripening, and we are eagerly anticipating our first tomato. (Don't laugh- I'm serious!) Well, last night I came home about 9:00 and took the flashlight to inspect (and pick) our reddening fruit. However, much to my confusion and dismay, the tomato was nowhere to be found!!! I looked over it, I looked under it, I even looked THROUGH it- no tomato.

So I called Jeff out to look. He looked over it, HE looked under it, and HE looked through it....nope.

So, my question is this: do dogs eat tomatos? Because we have a neighbor with a rather big dog that likes to frequent our yard. But, then I wonder how he would have picked that one, and left the ones that are lower than that- but not yet ripe...I am quite sure that dogs do not know when tomatos are ripe.

The only other questions is do we have a neighbor with a fancy for tomatos fresh off the tree/bush/whatever it's called?? If so, you've GOT to be kidding me! It's MY tomato!!!

Well, ya know, it's a little rediculous, and it's not like I don't have lots of other tomatos in progress, but none of the other ones are red yet, and you's just anti-climatic to have this moment stolen from me. Ah well...what can you do?

Hmmm...Does anyone know of a plant or something that discourages animals from rooting around in one's garden? If so, please let me know! I'm not exactly excited about losing more of the fruit of my labor. Sianora!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


I just have to brag about what God did tonight!!

An 8th grader plays the d'jimbe (sp?) for the band on Wednesday nights. She's really good. Well, she hurt her elbow a few weeks ago, and had a brace for it. Tonight she asked me to pray over her before she went out to play, so I grabbed some other band members and we asked God to show up, have His way, make Himself famous and heal her elbow. Well, He did!!! She played all night with NO pain whatsoever- which was a huge change! WHOHOO!!!

Thanks for your prayers everyone! We have a long way to go with a handful of kiddos- but I'm feeling stronger knowing that you all are "holding the ropes".

I just have to say that celebrating Valentines Day with second graders is so hilarious and fun. This was the funniest poem I heard:"Roses are red, violets are blue, you smell as sweet as the sandwich you eat." Apparently peanut butter and jelly is an admired scent among little ones! =)

Sunday, February 12, 2006

rough week

This must be short because I need to get to bed, but it's been a rough week on the youth ministry front.

We had a 15 year old girl who admitted to having sex with her boyfriend- more than once, one of our guys in jail with a DUI, and another girl gossiping and complaining about us and dragging our name through the dirt with other kids in the group. Sigh.

Jeff had a word from the Lord that an attack was coming and it was going to get worse before it got better, so we were expecting this. But it doesn't make it any easier.

The funny thing is that we're talking about "abiding in the Vine" in our Bible study this week...oh how we need it!!! Thanks for praying!