Wednesday, October 7, 2009

We're going to Seattle!

If you are friends with my mom on Facebook, you already know this, but for those of you who don't, here you go :)

MESSENGERS is currently in production of "Light and its Effect on the Beast: Scenes from the Gospel of John". My brother, sister, and dad are all on stage! They do a wonderful job, by God's grace.

So, this year, they are taking the show to Seattle, where they will perform in two churches, and then to Thunder Bay Canada, where they will perform once. After a show closer to home, they will head out again to Fargo, North Dakota. Isn't that exciting? I will be going with them to Seattle, but will be staying home (I think) for the trips to Thunder Bay and Fargo.

We leave for Seattle tomorrow afternoon, and then they'll be going to Canada the next week. Would you please pray for us? Pray for the love of Christ to be evident among the Messengers group, so that we can minister to those we are going to meet. Also, pray that the trip would go smoothly (at least 5 people are traveling in a van all the way there--they left this morning--and the rest of us are flying) without any vehicle breakdowns or delays. Pray for the performances, that the cast would feel comfortable on the different stages, so that they will be able to worship. And for the audiences, that the Lord will gather in His lost sheep, using Messengers as a tool.

Thank you!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I added labels to all of my blog posts, for your reading convenience. What do you think? Now you can peruse* my blog in a different way!

*the word peruse was used frequently in Wuthering Heights, so now I want to use it all the time. :)

Happy Belated Birthday, Boo!

Okay, so her name isn't really Boo, it's Amy, but Boo is her nickname and I felt like an alliteration. Anyway, the baby of our family is now 9 years old!!! And in 4th grade! What a big girl she is!

I love this little girl so much. At the moment, she doesn't feel well. She came down with some sort of bug that was cycling through our house. Actually, she got a fever on her birthday, the 30th! But, she is still cheerful.

She is the best pretender of our whole family. Ever since she was 2 she has been able to play, whether she had someone with her or not. She finds things to play that don't require any toys, just imagination. When she started kindergarten, she was only 4. She wanted to do school with all the big kids, but she really wasn't very ready right at that point, because instead of doing her seat work, she would go to the bathroom at 9:00 and not return until lunch, when we called her. Of course, she wasn't in the bathroom all that time, she was playing!

She also loves to sing, and has a very pretty voice. She loves purses, wallets, jewelry and such, but loses them frequently. (I think she's gotten a lot better with this, though.)

She has also always been a pretty big mess-maker. Always. When you walked in the room, you knew that Amy had been there if it looked like a tornado had blown through that part of the house, even when she was still in diapers.

She is also very bright. She will think about things until she figures them out. She is an excellent reader and is also a very talented artist.

But most important, she loves Jesus. A couple years ago she made up songs about Jesus and typed them up, printed them out, and hung them up. She sings worship songs at church, in her room, while she's doing chores, etc. And she has a very tender heart.

I love you, Boo Baby, SOOOO much!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wuthering Heights

I finished Wuthering Heights today! I loved it! It is pretty tragic, but there is a big bright spot at the end that makes it AAAALLLL worth while :). If any of you have read it, please comment! And tell me your favorite parts and characters! My favorite characters are Hareton (1st place) and the young Cathy (2nd place).