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Super Sunday

Sunday, July 15, 2007

As predicted, the weather was hot and sunny for our outdoor service, but with a good breeze that helped keep it from being too extreme - and also kept us running after the sheets of music that were blowing off the music stands and all over the stage! I'm sure I burned a lot of calories leading the praise and worship today, but I don't see that listed on sp anywhere :)

Six people were baptized during the service and all of their testimonies were so moving. These are people who really have made 180° turns, and made decisions to follow Christ, leaving their past lives behind. One of them is the young son of one of the church families, who had turned away from God during his teens. So it was a special blessing for all of us who have been praying for him all these years.


Happy Bastille Day!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

My dad reminded me in an email that today is the French national holiday. He grew up there, so he always remembers, but I forgot this year, even though my boss at the language school is also French. Vive la France!

Summer has returned, just in time for tomorrow's annual outdoor worship service "Gottesdienst im Grünen." It has gotten rained out a couple of years in a row, so we're grateful for answered prayers and that we'll be able to celebrate out in the fresh air and sunshine this time. I'm planning to use a LOT of sunblock because the stage will be facing the hot morning sun.

Today was the first day in a looong time that we had frozen smoothie weather. I made one for dinner- it was delicious! Vanilla yoghurt, a frozen banana, a half cup of frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup of soy milk, a splash of sweetener. Something tells me that this is going to be a favorite hot day meal substitute!


Good Report!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Somehow posted this twice - but, like they say, good news bears repeating!

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Good Report!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I had great news today! On Monday, I had my cholesterol levels checked and today I called the doctor for the results, My levels have gone down considerably since January (Total 281-232 with a goal of under 199, LDL: 171-136 with a goal of under 130). If you read my Sparkpage, you'll see that the cholesterol check back in January was a huge reason for my getting on the weight loss and exercise wagon.

So the weight loss and exercise is really making a difference. The doctor even asked me how I did it! At first he thought that they had prescribed pills but then he saw in my record that they hadn't.

This is a great motivation to keep up with the SP program! It's not all about the scale and the jeans that fit - it's about being healthy and living the best life God meant me to live. Praise Him!



Saturday, July 07, 2007

I was starting to feel a little sad because no one had visited my SparkPage or left a comment. Just today I realized that there was no link to my page on my posts, and that my page wasn't in the members directory. Changed that...time to fix some tea and cybercookies and hope I have some company :)

We wrapped up the course on Instructional Design yesterday. The course, the instructor, the interaction with the other students - it was all great. I know that what I learned will also impact my teaching in a positive way. I'm looking forward to applying the principles of "transformational learning." I have one month to finish my final project but I've got a good head start.

P.S. Still no couch.


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