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/ Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391107 Our All About Kids Camp starts today. <BR> <BR> Busy week ahead. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:36:45 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390617 this is going to be a weird weekend at SEBC. hopefully, the Father will accomplish whatever He desires through all of this mess we are going through. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:21:52 EST Tough Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390288 our personnel meeting had the expected result last night. After over a year-and-a-half of dealing with our staff members disruptive and bizzare behavior. we will give him the opportunity to either resign or be terminated. <BR> <BR> it was a sad night, but the team felt it will be best for him and the health of the church. <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:43:18 EST Working Through the Mess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389758 thank you for your prayers for our church, personnel team, and staff member. please remember him in prayer over the next couple of days as he tries to come to terms with what is going on. <BR> <BR> this is definitely the hard work in ministry, that none of us enjoy. <BR> <BR> thank you for your prayers Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:56:09 EST Here We Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389466 Getting ready for the meeting i discussed in my blog yesterday. <BR> <BR> Prayers appreciated and needed. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:36:24 EST Next Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388982 thanks again for your prayers regarding our church staff situation. we will be meeting with this individual tomorrow and then have a follow-up meeting with the personnel committee on Thursday. Prayers are still very appreciated. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:17:23 EST Tough time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388498 hope your Monday is going well. please pray for our church family as we have a staff issue with which we are being forced to take action, and it will not be pretty. <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:23:48 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388234 hope your Sunday is going well. we had an exciting time of worship this morning. this is the closest thing that we have to a down week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 16 Jul 2017 18:23:35 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387770 getting ready for a typically busy Sunday. hope your Saturday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 15 Jul 2017 14:01:56 EST Friday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387468 hope your Friday is going well. looks like we may have a little rain tonight. <BR> <BR> Blssings Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:14:11 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386928 so far we have been blessed with rain-free weather each evening for our soccer camp. tonight might be a little more challenging. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Thursday. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:47:31 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386488 last night went well for our soccer camp. the rain held off, and we were able to get the children outside. <BR> <BR> hope your Wednesday is going well. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:18:38 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385988 our first evening of soccer camp went quite well. we have fewer kids this year, but hopefully the numbers will pick up throughout the week. those that came were having a blast and the weather was being extremely cooperative. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:39:38 EST Soccer Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385566 Whomever came up with the term "lazy days of Summer" has never served in a local church. we have another busy week as we will be offering a Soccer Camp during the evenings to the children of our community. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:34:21 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385353 Enjoyed a beautiful day in the mid-Atlantic today. <BR> <BR> getting ready for a busy week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 9 Jul 2017 21:00:07 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384965 A busy Saturday is done. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 20:15:00 EST Thank You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384490 i am truly grateful to those of you who shared words of encouragement and are praying for me as our church walks down this challenging road over the next several months. <BR> <BR> The Father brought us here, so He knows what He is doing. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 7 Jul 2017 13:58:19 EST Disheartened http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384001 I would truly appreciate your prayers today. I received some disheartening news from someone, who didn't realize that I was within earshot of their comments. Oh well, such is the life of a pastor. everyone else thinks they can do a better job than you can in the vocation to which you have been called. I am sure this is in an issue in almost every vocation. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 6 Jul 2017 10:06:35 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383577 hope your Wednesday is going well. things are starting to get back to normal this week, before our soccer camp beginning next Monday. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 10:10:19 EST July 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383297 thankful for all that this day means for our nation. still my heart is torn, by the unwillingness of many in our land to recognize where that freedom comes from. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 4 Jul 2017 15:47:17 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382817 hope you're having a good day before the fourth. we closed our church offices today to give some of our folks a little time off, with a busy week coming up next week. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 3 Jul 2017 12:18:20 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382570 My wife and I traveled down to Harper's Ferry to see some things relating to our Civil War history. <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great Sunday Sun, 2 Jul 2017 21:16:02 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382082 we finally got a little rain this afternoon, and now we're going to pay for it as the temps and the humidity start to climb. <BR> <BR> Have a great Saturday! Sat, 1 Jul 2017 15:28:36 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381683 it was rather warm and sultry when i headed out for my run this morning. didn't go as far as i wanted to, but didn't want to risk dehydration. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well. <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:46:29 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381177 today is a bit busy. i have a lunch meeting with our Director of Missions and one of our lay leaders, then we have a wedding that i will officiate about 25 minutes from town. <BR> <BR> hope your Thursday is going well. <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:48:11 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380821 This evening i will head out to a local winery for a wedding rehearsal. hopefully, i will not encounter any deer along the way. <BR> <BR> Be blessed. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:58:12 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380452 went to the eye doctor today, and got some bifocal contacts. it's nice not to have to wear glasses to see up close again. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:46:36 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379974 we made our first trip to the dentist as a family today. it looks like we're starting to settle in. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:48:06 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379656 hope you're having a great Sunday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 25 Jun 2017 20:48:10 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379089 We're looking forward to a rare Saturday off. Hope you're day is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:54:40 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378830 it's the last night of VBS. hope your Friday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:16:23 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378281 We are getting ready for day 4 of VBS. this is actually our last full day of it, since tomorrow is abbreviated for family night. <BR> <BR> hope your week is going well. <BR> <BR> BTW, the medicine for my shingles seems to be helping. thanks for your prayers. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:14:51 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377929 Went to the doctor this morning and discovered that I have a case of the shingles. hopefully they have caught them soon enough for the medicine to take effect and slow down the spread of this mess. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:22:30 EST Ready for Day #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377409 our first night of VBS went well, except for a power outage that affected about half the building midway through the evening. fortunately, we only had about an hour left. <BR> <BR> Hope your day is going well. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:18:25 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377096 our church begins our annual Vacation Bible School this evening. hopefully this rain will end soon. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:23:51 EST Safely Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376831 We are glad to be back home, and weary. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:02:03 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376340 We're on our way home. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:16:14 EST We're Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375312 We made it back to Sedalia tonight. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:38:00 EST Heading back to Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374585 we are exceedingly thankful for our church family here in Frederick. They have graciously allowed us this time. there was not a moment's hesitation when i shared the news of my mother-in-law's passing, for me to take some time away and be with my wife's family. <BR> <BR> we will take the dogs to a kennel this morning; packup tonight; and then head out on the 14 hour drive back to mid-Missouri tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Prayers are greatly appreciated. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:04:08 EST Mildred Bottcher http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374116 my mother-in-law, Mildred Bottcher, went home this morning. She was blessed with 96 years of life, and only spent the past year in a care facility. Please keep my wife, Debbie, and her three surviving brotherrs, Steve, Skip and Michael in your prayers. <BR> <BR> Remember us as we travel back to Missouri later this week. <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 12 Jun 2017 09:52:21 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373812 the heat has arrived here in mid-Maryland. hope it's still not too hot in your part of the world. we are looking forward to a week of preparation for Vacation Bible School next week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:31:10 EST Busy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373441 our church's free community dinner was this evening. unfortunately, our crowd wasn't what we had hoped. We did feed about 15 people. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:24:29 EST Sophomore in the House http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372983 Olivia is now a Sophomore. We haven't received her grades yet. but she had 3 As and 1 B in her classes about a week ago. <BR> <BR> She is enjoying her time off already. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 9 Jun 2017 13:32:02 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372489 hope your Thursday is going well. Getting ready for a busy weekend. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 8 Jun 2017 09:54:06 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372168 Drove to Washington DC for the first time since our arrival in Maryland to see one of our neighbors who is in the hospital. <BR> <BR> Please remember Richard Carlisle. He has been through a lot over the past several months, but has a great attitude. He just went through a 4-way bypass yesterday. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 14:36:23 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371651 After a longer than expected church council meeting last night, i'm trying to get things in order this morning for tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> blessings Tue, 6 Jun 2017 11:12:00 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371114 We have a busy week ahead of us with Church Council tonight, and the usual set of activities throughout the week. <BR> <BR> Hope your Monday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 5 Jun 2017 09:53:43 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370771 we had a nice Sunday at church. now we're enjoying a warm day in mid-Maryland, and looking forward to Olivia's last week of school before the Summer break. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 4 Jun 2017 16:08:45 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370388 Hope your Saturday is going wel Sat, 3 Jun 2017 15:56:57 EST Family Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369998 Olivia was out of school today, due to prep for graduation this evening. so we took advantage of the afternoon and spent some time doing something together. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well. 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