COOP9002's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=COOP9002 COOP9002's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866544 after a late breakfast i made it to the rec center to ride the stationary bike and go for a walk inside. our weather is rather dismal here in mid-Mo today. <BR> <BR> my wife and our oldest daughter are getting ready to go wedding dress shopping this afternoon. it looks like Olivia and i will be hanging around the house. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:29:52 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866057 my wife and i got to enjoy some time together getting some errand done this afternoon. soon we will be off to do some grocery shopping and then home for the evening. <BR> <BR> Hope your Friday is going well. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:13:34 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865241 it's a cloudy and dreary day in mid-Mo, but it's not too cold out today. due to the high winds i did my run inside at the rec center. now i'm trying to get some things done here at the church. our oldest daughter and her fiance got some great news about a place to live after they get married. <BR> <BR> since the pastor of the church where Josh is serving doesn't need the parsonage, the church has offered it to him and Savannah after they get married as part of his increased compensation. th... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:28:10 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864397 Got on the stationary bike today. the rec center was rather desolate this morning, but the regular crowd started showing up a little later than usual. I'm hoping to take my run outside tomorrow, and enjoy our rare and beautiful January weather here in mid-Mo.. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Wednesday. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:31:34 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863724 Things are starting to get back to normal around the church today; at least as "normal" as we can get around this place. <BR> <BR> I ran inside this morning due to the marginal cold, and some sinus junk that just won't seem to leave me alone. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:39:29 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862878 Thanks for your prayers for Scott. According to his wife all went well at the funeral yesterday and he got some rest last night and is on his way back home today. <BR> <BR> Our weather is still extremely mild for January. However, our friends on the East coast are in for one awful mess. Prayers going out to those who are facing this major winter storm. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:46:29 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862273 We were blessed with a great crowd at worship this morning. However, our youth minister is away this weekend taking part in the funeral of a parent of one of his former students in Illinois. Please pray for his safety as he travels back home after a sleep deprived weekend. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:56:34 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861656 We survived the lock-in and had over 100 students. Hoping to rest some today. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:48:47 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860980 thanks for your prayers and concern for my mom. she is doing well today and heading home as i write this. our youngest daughter will attend her first lock-in at our church later today. of course, my wife and i agreed to work the midnight to morning shift this evening. praying for survival. <BR> <BR> have a great Friday. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:14:32 EST Mom's Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860348 I spent some time at Boone County Hospital this morning with my dad. My mom was having back surgery this morning. She is having spurs removed from her vertebrae that have been causing her a great deal of discomfort. <BR> <BR> When i left she was resting in the room with my dad sitting by her side. I am so thankful to still have both my parents in such good health at my age. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:30:55 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859829 Hope your Wednesday has gone well. I have a longtime friend and his wife who are going through a rough time. I would appreciate your prayers for Dean and Susan. <BR> <BR> thanks Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:53:28 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858638 Hope your Tuesday is going well. Things are starting to get back to normal after schools were not in session yesterday do to the holiday. <BR> <BR> I am hoping to get outside this afternoon and enjoy some of this temperate weather here in mid-Mo. Also, i will finally get to pick up a new cell phone later today, since my old one was dropped off the grid. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:46:05 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857843 Our youngest daughter is home today since our school district is observing the holiday. I'm trying to get some things done and focus upon the week ahead. i was able to get outside for a run this morning. it was a little cold, but it felt good to be outdoors and not running laps. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:10:26 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857218 Enjoying an off day from running. hoping for some hoops after church this evening. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:35:31 EST Windy Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856512 made it outside for a run. the wind was fierce, but the temps were not too bad. Now i'm trying to get ready for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:01:45 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855873 we were able to get our oldest daughter's car in for an oil change. then i got a run in at the rec center, came home cleaned up and headed for a funeral this morning. once our oldest daughter gets home from work, then we head off to CoMo for supper and some shopping. <BR> <BR> looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:06:01 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855038 today is the day that i hopefully catch up on some things. the gentleman who had the partial foot amputation seems to be doing quite well. Tomorrow will be a challenging day for our secretary, Jacki, as she and her family go through the funeral services. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:14:39 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854229 Thanks for your prayers for Jacki and her family along with the gentleman who had to undergo some rather drastic surgery yesterday. the funeral will be Friday for Jacki's mom. She seems to be handling things well. I have been trying to get her to stay at home rather than coming to the office, but she insists that staying busy is what she needs now. <BR> <BR> the gentleman who had a partial foot amputation yesterday is doing well. our church has done a good job of reaching out to him and his... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:03:59 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853458 i am heading to CoMo to the hospital to visit one of our wayward members. please pray. <BR> <BR> thanks for your prayers for Jacki and her family as they prepare to celebrate her mother's life on Friday. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:31:21 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852609 Thanks for your prayers and concern for our youngest daughter, Olivia. She is doing better and begrudgingly went to school this morning. This morning, i discovered that our church secretary's mother passed away last night. <BR> <BR> Please pray for the Crump family. Mary lost her battle with cancer. <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:14:20 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851872 our youngest is still not feeling well. hopefully, the rest she's getting today will help her get back to feeling like she should. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. i have a meeting this afternoon at about 5 followed by evening Bible study and then some hoops to round out the weekend. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday Sun, 11 Jan 2015 14:35:21 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851098 Enjoy your Saturday! <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:52:48 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850411 spending the day with Olivia whose home from school because she is sick. i was able to get a run in this morning, and am hoping that she starts feeling better soon. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Friday. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 14:38:56 EST Another Cold Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849428 I was thankful that i was able to get into the rec center this morning. today is a cycling day, so i spent some time on the stationary bike. now i'm trying to get focused upon some things at church. <BR> <BR> hope your Thursday is going well. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:13:51 EST Bitter cold day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848558 The Arctic plunge is here in full force today. It was bitterly cold when i went out to the rec center this morning. I'm very thankful for a safe place to exercise when the weather gets rather unruly here in mid-Mo. <BR> <BR> Tonight is supposed to be even worse as we dip down below zero for an air temp. <BR> <BR> Hope your Wednesday is going well. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:59:43 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847514 i'm not sure what's up with my cell phone. for now it's working, but it has already went into a "no service" mode a couple of times this morning. with our monthly deacons' meeting tonight and a few other things on my plate, i am not sure when i will find time to take it to the nearest Sprint store to get it looked at. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:30:43 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846810 I had a morning meeting in Moberly this morning. On my way back home, i discovered that my cell phone has decided to quit sending and receiving calls. <BR> <BR> I spoke with a tech on the phone, and she told me that it must be something wrong with the phone itself. Fortunately, we have insurance on the phone, so it won't cost anything to get repaired, but it will be a hassle to drive 30 minutes to the nearest shop. <BR> <BR> Living in the boonies stinks. <BR> <BR> oh well. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 15:47:54 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845684 our oldest daughter is feeling better today. thanks for your prayers for her. we will have our evening Bible study tonight, followed by some hoops with some of the guys. <BR> <BR> tomorrow, i have a morning meeting in Moberly that i'm not too excited about. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 13:53:50 EST Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844854 Hope your Saturday is going well. My wife and I were able to sleep in, and then i made it to the rec center for a nice run to avoid the rain. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:00:28 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843880 Hope your Friday is going well. I was able to get my first run of the new year in this morning. Due to some sinus issues i chose to run in our rec center. It's always a challenge on Friday. Now i am hanging out with Olivia. <BR> <BR> Hope your Friday goes well. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:48:17 EST Happy New Years!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843264 Hope your new year started off well. I was able to get a bike ride in this morning, and then went to see "Unbroken" with our oldest daughter. Great movie by the way. <BR> <BR> Hope your New Year's Day went well and that the rest of 2015 goes even better. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:32:26 EST Good-bye 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842111 It looks like we have everything we need for our New Year's celebration (which isn't much by the way). We went out to lunch with my parents and exchanged our Christmas gifts, and now we're at home awaiting the evening festivities. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great time ringing in the new year. <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 16:24:34 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841173 Heading out to visit my Mother-in-law in our hometown. Enjoy your Tuesday! Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:25:25 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840578 i'm trying to use up my leftover vacation days this week. So i am at home with our youngest daughter while my wife heads off to work for the next few days. <BR> <BR> our daughter has a friend coming over this afternoon, so she is excited about her afternoon. hopefully, our dogs won't be too much of an issue for the two girls as they try to enjoy some time together. <BR> <BR> blessings Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:32:23 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839931 it's still cold here in mid-Mo. but the sun is shining so it looks warmer outside. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:17:48 EST Winter Has Returned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839391 The shift back to normal weather has begun. It's back to cold temps and a nasty mist. Oh well, it's hard to complain considering how temperate the weather has been up to this point. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday. Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:12:18 EST December 26? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838818 I was able to run in shorts and on a sweatshirt on December 26th in Mid-Mo. <BR> <BR> Loving it, but wondering when Winter will return. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Friday! Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:09:02 EST Merry Christmas!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838288 May you and yours have a blessed & enjoyable Christmas. Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:11:10 EST Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837952 Blessings upon each of you today. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 12:02:21 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836798 One of the families that used to be connected to our fellowship suffered a difficult loss yesterday. Please pray for the Brandstetter family as Velvet lost her father under some rather tragic circumstances. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:09:20 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836381 This morning our choir led us in worship with the "Hallelujah Chorus" and we were blessed with a nice crowd, although we do have some folks who were away with school out next week. <BR> <BR> We'll have our monthly business meeting tonight followed by some b-ball. <BR> <BR> Hope your Sunday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:27:45 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835937 Another crazy weekend continues here in our community. our area churches come together for "A Night in Bethlehem" in the town square. we were unable to have it last year due to a snowstorm. hopefully, the weather will give us a good turnout. <BR> <BR> my wife is trying to finish up some last minute Christmas shopping this afternoon as well. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:01:35 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835494 i was able to get a run in at the rec center this morning. After picking up our youngest daughter from school, i took a man who had been living with his relatives for the past seven months to the bus station. Merry Christmas to them! <BR> <BR> Now i am home waiting for my wife to get home so i can see what she has planned for me this evening. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:38:24 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834932 our part of the country was greeted with a little snow this morning. since it's the first one of the season, things are a little crazy around here. i'm trying to get some things done around the office this morning, which is fun since our secretary is out of the office for a few days. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Thursday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:58:00 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834365 Perhaps i am wimping out as i age, but i chose to run inside this morning at our local rec center. my threshold for the cold has gotten worse over the past couple of years, so rather than risk a cold, i exercise inside on mornings like today. <BR> <BR> now it's time to get ready for a busy evening. our church family will gather as several of us go caroling throughout our community. we will visit nursing homes, a senior adult community, and the homes of various shut-ins in town. <BR> <BR> En... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:29:51 EST Cooler day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833884 The sudden shift in our weather will force us to do more things inside than out. We had become a little spoiled here in mid-Mo with these unseasonable temps. <BR> <BR> oh well, with Christmas less than ten days away i guess it's time for some colder weather. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:47:21 EST Who Took My Cheese? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833322 i'm not sure how to evaluate how our different approach to Bible Study went last night. Some people seemed to enjoy it, while others had that "who took my cheese?" look on their face. <BR> <BR> Hopefully, we can begin to prepare folks for a somewhat significant change in the way we do ministry around this place. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:25:56 EST And Now For Something Completely Different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832888 we're going to try something a little different during our evening Bible Study time. Since our folks are already seated at round tables, i am going to walk them through the process of some inductive Bible Study. <BR> <BR> Rather than spending 45 minutes listening to me, I am hoping to give them the skills and confidence to begin to lead each other in Bible Study. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14:22:59 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832451 i was glad to get out for a run this morning. now the crazy day gets in gear. we have a youth fellowship tonight and a retirement reception that we need to attend earlier in the evening that's about 30 miles away. <BR> <BR> blessings Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:48:30 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831967 After my longest run in quite sometime this morning, i am getting ready to host our daughter and one of her friends this afternoon. her school gets out early today, so the two of them are wanting to take advantage of the day. <BR> <BR> we're looking towards another busy weekend here in our little community. the youth Christmas party is tomorrow night, along with a reception for one of our members who is retiring from his job as a circuit court judge. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day. 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