Tuesday, March 24, 2009

An Example

Often times i look for the big ways that i can shine Jesus's light to others. A few days ago my brother and his friend showed me, without even trying that it's the small things that make the difference.

Since Basketball season is over my brothers and there buddies have been going to the park to play with some of the rougher teenagers of Washington. Kids who's parents could care less where they are, kids who have step parents, half brothers and sisters, kids who look tough on the outside yet are so broken and hurt on the inside, kids who need examples, kids who need love, kids who need Jesus!

On Friday night, I was watching them play ball. Some of the guys where giving the boys a hard time about being christian/ country boys. So the next time the boys went to the park Tim wore a John Deer shirt and Jess wore a shirt with big bright colored letters that read, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."

Such a little thing... Yet heaven only knows what kind of a lasting impact that will leave on those teenagers. An example to me of not buckling under peer pressure, standing up for what's right, and letting my light shine in the little things.

Thanks Guys!

Friday, March 20, 2009

You Know...

Hey all! I'm sure you're getting tired of word post's cause if you did this to me on your blogs I'd be tired of it too. :) But I'm to lazy to drive myself to Walmart, transfer all our pictures to a CD, and then come ALL the way back to the library and post them. You see really it's Nicole's fault... you see she leaves all the time... taking HER mac with her (how dare she!) making it harder to transfer pictures. Thus no pictures. (and no Nic, we don't just miss your mac!) OK... moving on!

Everyday for lunch, I eat a quick bite of a sandwich or warm ups and then head down to the library to get on the Internet. I've been doing this ever since i started my job which has been about six months now. Lately, I've started a mental list of reasons why i think i might frequent the library TO much. :) It humored me and thought you might also find some of it funny.

You know you go to the library often when:

-You know all the problems of all the computers and have a favorite
-The Librarian tells you you're late
-You start talking about making the back part of the Library into an apartment
-You know what people NOT to sit by while using the computer

and finally... You know you go to the Library often WHEN...

-The Librarian tries to set you up with single guys who frequent the Library as much as you.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

city girl detection

For those of you who do not know, our family lives on an acre and a half about ten miles out of a small town called Washington, Iowa. Our "farm" consists of, a small flock of chickens and ducks, use to have three goats and a lamb, (long story don't ask) and finally a dog and three cats. Not even a farm compared to most of our farmer friends. But our city friends come over and go crazy about our "farm" and never want to leave blah, blah, blah! :)

So, Grace has come up with a city girl detection method that seems to help us spot them VERY quickly. The conversation goes something like this.

Grace comes running into the house yelling loud enough for the whole house to hear...

Grace: beth beth! the giraffe is out! it jumped the fence again!

City girl: you have a giraffe? wow! cool! can i see it?

Grace: yeah. you can help us get it back in. it always gets out.

City girl (in a dumb founded tone): WOW!

Grace (and all th other lids start laughing): just kidding! but we do have a panda!

City girl: awe! can i pet it?

They don't get it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

News Flash...

... Tiffany Joy Chmelar will be updating her blog... Very soon! Look out!