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/ Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338455 enjoyed a nice run this morning, and we joined the local rec center this afternoon. hoping to get on a bike tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Friday. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:14:09 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337765 It's a cool and crisp Thursday here in the Mid-Atlantic. I was able to get out for a run this morning. Hope things are going well in your part of the world today. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:51:10 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337277 It was rather chilly this morning here in Maryland when i went out for my morning run. there were not nearly as many people out this morning. hope your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:42:07 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336370 Enjoyed a nice run this morning Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:46:37 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335752 Trying to get some things done this morning. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:47:52 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335420 We are glad to see some of the snow melting. Looking forward to my first early morning run tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:39:36 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334885 We had to buy a laptop today for the house. <BR> <BR> Oh well Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:26:56 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334581 Hope you have a great day Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:37:49 EST Olivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333769 Olivia came home from school yesterday. Not sure how it really went. She didn't say a lot. She discovered that she is ahead in a couple of classes, due to the later start here in Maryland. However, there is one class that she did not have due to a different emphasis in the schools here. <BR> <BR> thanks for your prayers. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:40:17 EST Frustrated for Olivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333328 our daughter, Olivia, begins school today. she is having trouble getting her transcripts sent from her old high school. unfortunately, they don't know what their doing back in Centralia. <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:20:33 EST Stella http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332757 We are enduring our first full day of winter storm Stella here in the Mid-Atlantic. It looks like we've already got about 6 inches of snow with another 3-6 inches expected throughout the day. <BR> <BR> Stay safe. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:14:24 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332269 Today is my first day in the office. We will enroll Olivia in school later this morning. Hope your Monday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:38:10 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332076 We had two great services this morning and are now bracing for the Nor Easter heading our way tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:18:59 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331211 It was nice to sleep on our bed rather than an air mattress on the floor. Back to unpacking. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:53:14 EST Unloading day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331096 Today they brought our things to us. Now we get to spend the next several days unpacking. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:46:15 EST Moving day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329769 They are loading the truck. By the way, Apex moving company is fantastic. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 12:19:33 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329384 The moving company boxed up most of our stuff today. Tomorrow they load & Friday we leave for Frederick Tue, 7 Mar 2017 17:55:06 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328827 Today we are tearing our beds down and getting ready for the movers tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 6 Mar 2017 15:36:33 EST Thank you Centralia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328440 Today was my final day as pastor of Centralia First Baptist Church. We're excited and nervous about our new opportunity. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 5 Mar 2017 23:21:12 EST Sold!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327815 Thanks for praying for our landlords' house. yesterday afternoon they got a contract on it, and it is now sold. <BR> <BR> In our community it is common for houses to sit for months if not years. <BR> <BR> This is such a huge blessing for them and an affirmation of the direction in which the Father is leading us. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 4 Mar 2017 16:36:15 EST Selling the house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327205 Today, the house we have been renting for the past 3 1/2 years is being shown twice. Please join us in praying that our landlords can get it sold quickly. Blessings Fri, 3 Mar 2017 12:39:53 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323883 Trying to finish up some things here in the office. i am planning on taking some boxes to the house tomorrow after they show the house on Friday afternoon. it's becoming more real by the moment. <BR> <BR> enjoyed a final night of hoops with the guys last night. <BR> <BR> blessings Thu, 2 Mar 2017 10:19:03 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323369 it's rather surreal today. this will be the last time that i participate in our our Wednesday evening activities at First Baptist. Moving day is a week from tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:02:09 EST Encouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322892 it was great to spend some time at lunch with one of the young men that I have been able to get to know during our time here. he shared how the Father has been working in his life, even when he tried to ignore it. <BR> <BR> I love it when people start moving from darkness to light. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:26:12 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322300 the reality of our move is starting to settle in. we still have a lot to do, before next week. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:42:36 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321828 we had a great day of worship at FBCC. our youth pastor baptized a young lady to start the service, and then we sung praises to our God and i was able to share from the Word. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:18:00 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321322 Dogs are getting a haircut and we are showing the house twice today. Hope our landlords get a buyer today. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:43:31 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320906 Hanging out in Sedalia with my family today. Hard to fathom that in two weeks we will be in Maryland. Enjoy your Friday. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:14:32 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320347 it's a yucky Thursday here in mid-Mo. the temps are nice, but it's cloudy. hopefully we'll get some much needed rain today. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:17:52 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320322 as i was on my run this morning, it hit me that two weeks from today we will be driving to Frederick. trying to get things done and ready for the move keeps one's mind occupied. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Thursday Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:41:38 EST Getting closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319928 getting ready for Wednesday night. hard to fathom that in two weeks we will be sitting in an empty house getting ready for a long drive to Maryland the next day. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:35:31 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319411 it's good to have Olivia back home. she had a great weekend, but she was not feeling to good this morning. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:59:53 EST Monday Drive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318842 this afternoon i will make the two hour drive to Camdenton to meet our oldest daughter to pick up our youngest daughter. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Monday. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:41:18 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318389 it was an interesting day at church this morning. this was my first Sunday after I have formally resigned as Pastor here in Centralia. there seems to be a positive attitude towards our trasition. we are going to miss a lot of the folks here in mid-Mo, but we are certain of the Father's direction, even though we don't fully understand it. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:49:21 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317930 got some exercise in early this morning, before heading to the church to help cleanup after the DNow lunch where we fed about 150 students and another 30 workers. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Saturday. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:19:03 EST Road Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317459 i am meeting my son-in-law about half-way to Springfield this afternoon to drop-off Olivia. She is going to spend the weekend with her sister and brother-in-law. we are not sure how many more of these opportunities, we will have once we move to Maryland. <BR> <BR> hope you have a great weekend. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:42:31 EST Three weeks away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316999 three weeks from today our move to Maryland will be in full swing. after the movers pack on Tuesday and load on Wednesday, they will be headed towards Frederick. we will clean up the house, spend the night and head out early on Thursday morning so we can make the drive in one day with the dogs. <BR> <BR> it's hard to believe that our new adventure is almost upon us. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:35:36 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316461 it's a typical busy Wednesday. <BR> <BR> the reality of our move is starting to settle in. we are excited and of course a little nervous. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:03:00 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316065 Today has been a beautiful day in mid-Mo, and i am finally feeling like I am getting over this sinus junk that i've had for the past 5 weeks. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:13:50 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315408 hope your Monday is going well. we are trying to get some things settled on the relocation front. it was a unique day in the life of our church. resigning is never easy. of course, the harder part is trying to explain why you are leaving. <BR> <BR> hope your week goes well. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:13:53 EST Challenging Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314801 This morning could be interesting. Please pray for our church, First Baptist, Centralia MO as I announce my resignation at the close of our morning services? <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:33:47 EST Showing the house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314591 we had someone come by the house this afternoon. we are praying that our landlords get an offer on their house before we move next month. <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:35:44 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314027 it's a nice Friday here in mid-Mo. <BR> <BR> hope your day is going well <BR> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:21:48 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313420 the weather has gotten significantly colder here in mid-Mo. It looks like indoor exercise for me the next few days. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:47:11 EST Ugh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312819 our youngest daughter, Olivia, is home from school with an inner ear infection. hopefully, she'll heal quickly. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:20:54 EST More Transition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312255 We're starting to work on the details involved in this move. My wife spoke with our landlord, and they've decided to put their house on the market. please pray that they sell their home in a timely manner. they've have been great to rent from, but i believe they would like to be out of the landlord business. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:37:24 EST Day 2 of the Transition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311770 we are in the process of sharing with our leadership and others regarding our impending move to Maryland next month. Please pray for our church family here as we walk through this challenging time. <BR> <BR> Pray that they see this as an opportunity to move forward and allow God to continue to do great things in and through the ministry of this church. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 12:20:05 EST Preparing for the next step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311340 Pray for us as we prepare for the Fathers next assignment. Vote was unanimous Sun, 5 Feb 2017 17:58:20 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310879 It's been a day full of meetings. Tomorrow I will preach, then the church will vote. <BR> <BR> We will see what tomorrow brings. Sat, 4 Feb 2017 20:27:35 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310432 We're in Frederick waiting to see what the weekend holds. <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Feb 2017 22:49:16 EST