Thursday, March 29, 2007

SCWC Ladies Retreat 2007

We had our 1st Ladies Retreat at South Coast Worship Center on March 23 & 24th. We headed up to Big Bear and stayed at a the Norwood Resort. It was beautiful in the mountains, crystal clear and sunny. A little chilly but all in all nice. Of course the conference room and hallways were like a furnace. I think we all sweated gallons on Friday night.

On Friday Night we had dinner together and then heard from Sis. Beverly Fletcher. It was an awesome awesome kick-off! We did not get to bed until early Saturday morning. All the ladies were telling their most embarrassing stories! It was a crazy night!

Saturday Morning, breakfast was at 8AM - no one showed up until about 8:30ish... We were the early risers. I felt drugged the rest of the day.

Sis. Diaz spoke after breakfast, it was very heartfelt. Sis. Morgan spoke after about the 5 spirits of a women. I noticed that I had all... hahaha

We broke for lunch and then went into the village for some shopping and ice cream. We came back and heard from Sis. Fletcher again, it was so wonderful!

I can't wait for next year. We have the greatest group of women SCWC!

Monday, March 26, 2007

The Word of God

Sunday morning we heard from Bro. L.D. Fletcher. He spoke about the Word of God. The power of the Word. I was reading the news this morning, and saw the front page of Time Magazine.

The Case for Teaching the Bible.

The writer wrote the following after seeing a teacher teach a bible class in a public school:

I could find little to object to here and much to admire. Here was a conservative teacher going way beyond The Bible and Its Influence, but not in a predictable direction. She name-checked the Crusades, avoided faith declarations and treated the Bible as a living document to be pored over rather than blindly accepted. She even managed to fit in other faiths. Moving on through the Sermon on the Mount, she pulled out another sheaf of papers. "So I'm gonna give these examples of Golden Rules from different cultures. Read 'em and share 'em with the class." They ran from Buddhism to Baha'i. And most did sound a lot alike. Shouted one girl: "The Golden Rule remix!"

Obviously, we know that God cannot be compared to man-made "gods" such as Buddha. If they studied hard enough they would see that there is no other name. I have never seen Buddha mentioned or any other "god" mentioned in the bible. But I have seen the name of Jesus in the bible. That should tell you something!

He also wrote this:
And, oh yes, there should be one faith test. Faith in our country. Sure, there will be bumps along the way. But in the end, what is required in teaching about the Bible in our public schools is patriotism: a belief that we live in a nation that understands the wisdom of its Constitution clearly enough to allow the most important book in its history to remain vibrantly accessible for everyone.

Can't people see that this bible hold so much more than just stories? If this was just a book of fiction and untruths how has it lasted this long? How has it become the most important book in history. His Word is timeless. The fact that the bible is still in existence and more alive now than ever before speaks of the power of the Word. The words in this book come off the page and work among us. It is a living thing that moves throughout this universe and covers all. It is life itself.

L.D. Fletcher made this statement that speaks it all!
We need to let the Word come off the pages and into our hearts and lives.
Every time a teacher teaches about the Bible, a hungry student will want to search deeper and find out for themselves. That is the awesome thing about the Word of God. It can't just be told to you. Once you hear it, it stays with you, If you accept it as truth, God will place a hunger in you to look for more truth. That is the power of the Word! It is alive and living within me!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Little Brother!!

Happy Happy Birthday!
Today is my little brothers 22nd birthday!
I can't believe it! He is full grown now!

Well... Maybe not yet!

5 Things About Mr. D

  1. He loves to taking pictures of himself
  2. He has a girlfriend that is almost 80, her name it Tiffany
  3. He loves the sound of his own voice
  4. He loves sweets
  5. He is the PrimaDonna of all PrimaDonnas, he is a male Diva!

I love ya so much biggs and hope you have a great birthday!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


I did this Quiz... Take a look...

Monday, March 12, 2007

Vegas Vacation

I just returned from a wonderful trip to good ol' Las Vegas. Full of relaxation, fun and good food! We stayed at the Rio, which is where we always stay. It was so nice to have a room just for me and Cath. We have never had that, usually someone else is with us.

We went to Bonnie Springs the first full day, Old town Nevada. It was so cute. A little ghost town next to Red Rock Canyon. The views from the "city" were unbelievable! They have an extensive petting zoo, peacocks walking around, mice on the floor (EW). They had a pond in the center with sucks, swans, turtles. A restaurant overlooked the pond. One exciting event, I was almost hit by Bonnie of Bonnie Springs herself! I was busy following a peacock with the longest feathers and wasn't paying attention to my surroundings and I heard a small "screech" and looked up and there is this old old lady and man sitting in a cart. I smiled apologized and moved out of her way. My dad was showing us a picture of Bonnie and we noticed a look alike sitting next to us at the restaurant, it was Bonnie. We verified this by asking the waitress.

We went to Red Rock Canyon from there, the scenery was so peaceful and beautiful. We took the 13 mile scenic drive through the canyon. It was nice in the Lexus, reclined back in the shaded back.

We went to the Hoover Dam on Friday, another beautiful place. I can't imagine the work put in to build this dam! It was massive and very intimidating. WOW! We went to a scenic view area overlooking Lake Mead and decided that we are going to look into renting a houseboat! I would love love love that. It is like a lake in the middle of Death Valley. Will be so nice! We ate at several nice restaurants while there, played some slots and laid around alot. I look forward to vacation again soon!

Thursday, March 01, 2007


I entered into a contest to win an A.R.C. - Rough Draft of a book. The publisher sends the author a word document rough draft of the book months before it comes out. I entered the contest on Deeanne Gist's blog (which I read a couple of times a week) and I WON!! I never ever win anything, and I won this!! Makes me want to enter more contest, or do the lottery! =)
The book is called Courting Trouble and I will be getting this in the next couple of weeks... YAH!