COOP9002's SparkPeople Blog COOP9002's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sunday Our children's drama & choir ministry, Rock the House, led us in worship this morning. Now I've got a little down time before heading back for a committee meeting and evening worship. Sun, 1 May 2016 13:38:55 EST Saturday Our youngest daughter is with a friend for a birthday party, while our oldest daughter and her husband are hanging out with us for a while before they head back home this evening. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day! Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:46:40 EST Taking the next step our family may have some major decisions to make soon. I will be traveling in a few weeks to meet with a church in another state. <BR> <BR> we will walk through this door until the Lord closes it. <BR> <BR> prayers appreciated greatly. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:08:01 EST Thursday thanks to all of you who read and commented on my post yesterday. it seems that we have come to an understanding regarding the dress code fiasco. hopefully, our daughter can survive these last few weeks and get ready to move onto high school. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Thursday Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:51:58 EST frustrated our daughter's middle school did not handle a dress code mess very well yesterday, and now our family is having to deal with it. our daughter was not an offender, but the assembly with girls only made her and some of her friends feel like they were. <BR> <BR> i know it's tough communicating rules and expectations in this broken culture, but there has to be a better way. <BR> <BR> really tired of this hick town. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:38:45 EST Tuesday We had a great evening at our Faith Lift Revival in Memphis Mo last night. the drive home was relatively uneventful, except for some crazy dog that ran between my car and the one in the approaching lane. at least it was not a deer. <BR> <BR> i head back this afternoon, for tonight's service. i would ask that you pray for both my safety as i travel as well as the folks in our part of the country as we are expecting some nasty storms this evening. <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:50:29 EST Monday after a busy day in the office i will make the two hour drive to Memphis, Missouri this evening to speak at a "Faith-Lift" Revival. I was blessed to do this about six years ago when i worked for the state convention. i will also be sharing time with a friend and former co-worker during my days in Jeff City. <BR> <BR> i just don't want to bag a deer on the drive home tonight. <BR> <BR> blessings Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:52:57 EST Sunday evening we're having a "family fun night" at church later this evening. there will be food, fun (including 9 square), and an enjoyable time to be had by all <BR> <BR> enjoy your day. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:24:47 EST Casa Por Cristo our church hosted a 5K Color Run this morning to raise money for a house that a team will be building in Mexico over the Christmas break. <BR> <BR> It was a great morning for a run, and nice to see so many people out. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:56:21 EST Surprise Call our family covets your prayers. i got an unexpected call from a church in Virginia. looks like we're going to move forward with them for now. <BR> <BR> blessings Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:27:05 EST Thursday it is a beautiful morning after the rain and cloudiness that we had yesterday. enjoyed a nice run this morning, and now i'm trying to get some things done for this week. <BR> <BR> enjoy your thursday. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:42:10 EST Wednesday it's a crazier and busier than normal Wednesday. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great day. <BR> <BR> blessings Wed, 20 Apr 2016 10:31:07 EST Tuesday it was a rainy morning so i had to run inside at the rec center this morning. at least i am blessed to have that option. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Tuesday. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:47:17 EST Monday had an interesting Skype interview today. <BR> <BR> we'll see if this turns into something. <BR> <BR> blessings Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:03:34 EST Sunday Hope your day is going well. we had a great start to our worship service with the baptisms of four people <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:42:40 EST Saturday Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:24:24 EST Friday got a good run in this morning. my wife and i will do some grocery shopping this evening. we're trying to coax our teenage daughter to go with us. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 14:39:12 EST Thursday it's an amazingly beautiful day here in mid-Mo. i am thankful that i made it outside for a run early this morning. now the task of getting some things done here in the office before a home visit early this evening lay ahead for me. <BR> <BR> enjoy your day. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:55:39 EST Homegoing for Harold Today our church will be hosting the funeral for Harold Dickerson. Knowing him and the life that he lived, this will be more of a celebration than a time of mourning. <BR> <BR> i am thankful for the brief time that i was able to be his pastor. he leaves behind a legacy of faith that will impact generations to come. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:25:54 EST Tuesday hoping for a better day. it's been busy this week, but hopefully we're getting something done around this place. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Tuesday. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:28:46 EST Praying for Olivia hoping that our youngest daughter has a good week. she has dealt with significantly more stress than any 13 year old should have to deal with regarding school. it's been a challenging year, now if she can just make it to the end of the semester and finish strong. <BR> <BR> blessings Mon, 11 Apr 2016 10:57:55 EST Sunday hoping that our travelers from our local high school get back safely from their trip to Colorado later tonight. <BR> <BR> we had a unique weekend at church with so many folks gone for this trip. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Sunday Sun, 10 Apr 2016 15:50:51 EST Saturday enjoying a beautiful albeit cool Spring day. hope your Saturday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 9 Apr 2016 16:17:44 EST Tough call we are thankful for your prayers for our family as well as the family of Harold Dickerson. we are also thankful for your prayers as we continue to seek the Father's will. I had to make a tough call to the church we visited with last weekend. <BR> <BR> the chairman of the committee seemed to take the news well, that our family does not feel led to continue through this process. the Spirit kept prompting me that this wasn't the place that the Father has for us to go, but it is still hard to co... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 15:19:10 EST Harold Dickerson my wife and i are extremely grateful for the prayers and encouraging words that many of you sent or posted as she deals with her mother-in-law. <BR> <BR> early this morning, our church family lost one of our dear and most faithful saints. Harold Dickerson entered into glory early this morning after 98 years of life on this earth. he had served our church faithfully in many capacities, and had also been a bi-vocational pastor for much of his life. <BR> <BR> i always enjoyed our conversations... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 11:19:05 EST My Mother-in-law Please pray for my mother-in-law, Mildred. Her health, especially psychologically is starting to deteriorate. it is becoming rather clear that she can no longer stay home alone anymore. she is not eating, and starting to see things and people who have been gone for several years. this is really hard on my wife and her brothers. they want to do the right thing, but she still keeps insisting that nothing has changed. <BR> <BR> blessings Wed, 6 Apr 2016 14:48:23 EST Tuesday last night we went to the home of some folks in our church and had some supper and watched the game. it was a lot of fun, but a later night than usual for a Monday. <BR> <BR> getting ready for Deacon's meeting this evening, and hoping for a shorter than usual one. <BR> <BR> enjoy your day. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 14:55:54 EST Monday it's a typically crazy Monday. i also have been contacted by a church in another state for a Skype interview later this week. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. we're enjoying sunshine and a beautiful day in mid-Mo. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:11:47 EST Sunday we had a great morning of worship, and a young lady made a decision to follow the Savior, which always makes for a good day. <BR> <BR> blessings Sun, 3 Apr 2016 15:07:52 EST Saturday we had a safe and enjoyable trip to Harrisonville today. it was a pleasure to meet with the committee this afternoon. only the Father knows if this will lead anywhere, so we will just have to wait and see. <BR> <BR> thanks for your prayers. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 21:47:31 EST Busy Weekend i was able to get a nice run in this morning. now i'm finishing some things up for Sunday. our family will be traveling about three hours to meet with a church near KC MO tomorrow. Prayers would be appreciated. We simply want clarity, and we want what God wants. <BR> <BR> thanks Fri, 1 Apr 2016 15:37:26 EST Thursday it's a cool and damp Thursday. after a busy day at the office, my wife and i will go grocery shopping this evening. <BR> <BR> hope your day is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:01:33 EST Wednesday looking forward to a busy day. hope that your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:00:34 EST Tuesday i am thankful for a beautiful morning to get our for a run. now if i could just get this nominating committee filled, that would be great. <BR> <BR> blessings Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:53:39 EST Monday We were blessed with an amazing day at church yesterday. our youngest daughter is still struggling with the sinus junk. hoping she feels better today. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:25:49 EST Christ is Risen!!! it was a wonderful time celebrating the resurrection of our Lord this Sunday at FBCC. hope you are able to enjoy today with your family's <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 27 Mar 2016 14:45:40 EST Saturday after our men's group meeting this morning i was able to get a workout in. now i'm hanging our at home with our sick daughter, who is still fighting off some sinus junk. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:10:18 EST Good Friday this is one of those days that always causes me to ponder. for Christians this day celebrates the work of our Savior, Who suffered the penalty of sin to bring salvation and deliverance to all who will believe. <BR> <BR> Thankful for Jesus today, and everyday for that matter. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:42:05 EST Thursday i am thankful that i was able to get outside for a run this morning. it was rather gloomy and windy, but at least it was just a little cool and not raining. <BR> <BR> hope you're enjoying your Thursday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:00:49 EST Thinking i guess i'm somewhat reflective today. thankful for those whose lives have intersected with mine. i'm always amazed at how the Father works in life. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:17:03 EST Tuesday trying to get some things done today. however the weather outside is rather distracting. <BR> <BR> hope it's beautiful where you are as well. <BR> <BR> enjoy your day. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:06:59 EST Monday it's Monday. looking forward to celebrating the resurrection on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your week. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:43:11 EST Sunday Had a busy day at church. Just got home about an hour or so ago. Getting ready to head back to church by 6. <BR> <BR> Hope your day is going well. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:37:50 EST Saturday Hanging out with my girls this afternoon Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:50:27 EST Friday looking forward to some time with my wife and daughter later this evening. had a nice long run this morning outside and now i'm trying to get some things done at home. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:43:15 EST Thanks for your prayers thanks for your prayers for our family. our daughter is home sick from school again today. not sure if she has some sort of intestinal virus or what. please pray for Olivia. <BR> <BR> thanks Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:43:19 EST Wednesday our family has another interesting evening coming our way. following prayer meeting, i have a Facetime meeting with a church in Virginia. please be praying for us as we walk through this door, until the Father closes it. <BR> <BR> I also have a committee from a community near KCMO coming to hear me in the next few weeks. <BR> <BR> all I want is His will and the clarity to see what that is, so I can follow. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:41:12 EST Tuesday One of our daughter's friends left school yesterday and had to be taken to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. i checked on her today and she is doing well, and feeling much better. she should be coming home this afternoon, but will probably be out of school most of this week. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Tuesday Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:03:44 EST Monday it's Monday and i have more to get done than i realize. it's a good thing i don't have to prepare a message this week. hopefully that will leave me some time to get those other things accomplished. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:47:32 EST Sunday another busy Sunday. we have church council meeting this afternoon at 4 p.m. with evening worship at 6. we had a great day in our morning services this week. another big week coming up next Sunday as we conclude our emphasis with some leader training next Sunday afternoon. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday Sun, 13 Mar 2016 14:38:46 EST