Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Another great weekend!!! This past weekend I had our youth group Girls’ Night!!! It was so fun, and 22 girls showed! So many more then we have ever had…we began the night by going to a place called Purple Glaze where everyone got to pick out a piece of pottery and paint it, then the store fires and glazes the pottery for you. After that we went to a family’s house to swim, eat pizza, and make smores. Once everyone was done swimming we returned to the church for some classic games that are totally great to play in a dark church building; like ghost in the grave yard, sardines, tag, and many more! After a few hours of games I put a movie on in the youth house projector and they were out at 4am. Oh what fun!
On Saturday John and I celebrated my stepdad’s birthday at a park with a cook-out and fishing. It was a great day too. And on Sunday our church kicked off its financial building campaign! In which they had John and I speak on behalf of the youth ministry on why this new addition is need so badly…I know, I got to speak in front of the church!!!! Up on stage…but don’t worry I didn’t read scripture or pray or preach. And praise God we already have one anonymous family that is pledging the amount for half of the whole building!!! Hope you had a great weekend too. And here is another Easter picture of me and John dancing at the park!
Monday, April 17, 2006
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. We kicked off Good Friday by spending 14 hours at Six Flags with our youth group! Talk about fun, I mean insanity. We did have a couple of girls that failed to check in with us at the check-in times, and they were 20 minutes late to meet us when we were leaving. What do you to reprimand them when you are already leaving the park? What have you done?
It was still a good day, especially for John! In one of the pictures above you will see a picture of John with his hero, Batman. He even asked Robin not to be in the picture, which is why he is standing off to the side. And then Saturday when we returned the vans we found the old Batmobile, so of course we had to go home and get the camera. John was giddy!
We also went to the Dallas Arboretum, it was beautiful, and even though we missed all of the tulips in bloom it was still great. We took some great pictures too. After our Easter services we spent the day with my family in Fort Worth, it was a great Easter.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Nashville on a Renewal for women in Youth Ministry in the churches of Christ. It was such a blast and so great to meet other women that are in youth ministry full time, there were even two others that are a team with their husbands. There are now almost 30 women in full time youth ministry in the churches of Christ, two of which are the only youth ministers. Its exciting to see God's movement into teams of men and women. Of course you really should count all of the hundreds and thousands of youth ministers wives who work like full time youth ministers. :) Here are a couple of pictures from the weekend.