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/ Debbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300612 my wife was miserable last night, so she went to the doctor this morning. she has bronchitis and an ear infection. they gave her some antibiotics and cough syrup. i am feeling much better today. but still have this nagging cough. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Wednesday. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:59:27 EST Flu Bug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299984 i'm feeling better finally. however our youngest daughter had to miss school today due to some stomach issues. now my wife seems to be coming down with the flu. <BR> <BR> when will this madness finally leave our home? Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:18:24 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299232 getting ready for a crazy busy week. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going better than mine. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:36:51 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298694 fortunately the big storm turned out to be a dud for those of us in mid-Mo. Unfortunately, i believe it created a mess in other parts of the country. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Getting ready for a long evening. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:27:19 EST Day 2 of Jupiter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298086 our mission team from Brazil arrived Friday night, and we didn't greet them with very nice weather. we were forced to cancel some events today due to the ice. hopefully, it won't get too bad this evening, and we will still be able to gather tomorrow. <BR> <BR> i guess we'll have to wait and see. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:50:06 EST Bracing for Jupiter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297418 the winter storm has not hit our part of Missouri. everyone is buying everything on the shelves and preparing for this ice storm headed our way later today. <BR> <BR> Stay safe wherever you are. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:14:53 EST Winter Storm Coming? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296693 our part of the country is bracing for a winter storm that seems to be heading our way. it was 60 degrees yesterday, and is now in the upper 20's. hopefully, the ice won't be as bad as they are projecting. <BR> <BR> Blessings upon you and yours today. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:12:37 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295975 the coughing seems to be coming to an end. It's not as frequent as it has been over the past couple of days. i had some struggles while riding the stationary bike this morning, but the i'm feeling much better this morning. <BR> <BR> enjoy your day. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:12:50 EST Hmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295287 our Reverse Mission Trip may have some serious travel challenges. we have a major ice storm moving into our part of the country later this week. the team is supposed to arrive on Friday. <BR> <BR> we'll just keep praying that God works out all the details. <BR> <BR> blessings Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:45:41 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294537 hope your Monday is going well. my head is starting to clear up but i still can't shake this nagging cough. it was nice to be able to get a run in at the rec center this morning. hope your Monday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 9 Jan 2017 11:06:48 EST Getting there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293973 finally feeling a little better today. getting ready for our monthly business meeting tonight. enjoy your Sunday. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:34:48 EST Fighting a cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293443 still trying to shed this cold and irritating cough. hopefully, i will be delivered from it soon. <BR> <BR> blessings Sat, 7 Jan 2017 20:02:21 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292655 today is the first day that i've felt good in quite some time. still have nagging cough, but at least i can breathe. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 6 Jan 2017 15:00:35 EST Trying to get better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291892 i am feeling a little better today, but my head will just not clear. <BR> <BR> hope no one else gets this crud. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:08:15 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291080 feeling much better this morning. i still have some congestion, but i was able to work out this morning without feeling so winded. <BR> <BR> i am hoping that i have just about put this sinus junk in the rearview mirror. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 4 Jan 2017 10:37:27 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290452 I went to the rec center early this morning, and it was like my feet were planted in concrete. This junk that i have has sapped my energy, and has forced me to stay home this afternoon, and get some rest. Hope you're each doing well on this first day back to normal in 2017. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:05:39 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289568 i'm finally feeling a little better today. not sure if i will head to the rec center this afternoon and try to get a little exercise. i believe that i have slept almost ten hours per day over the past three days. <BR> <BR> hope you're doing well today. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:39:22 EST The Crud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288787 our family is struggling with the crud. my wife had it first, now it has moved to my daughter and eventually me. hopefully, Olivia will be able to purge it from her system before Wednesday when she's goes back to school. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 15:41:32 EST New Year's Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288089 hope you're able to spend time with those you love this evening. We are looking forward to a quiet evening at home with the family. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:35:22 EST New Year's Eve Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287569 my wife and i headed out this afternoon and got some groceries. we used the Cheddar's gift card that the church ate us for our lunch, and turned our time together into somewhat of a date. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well <BR> Fri, 30 Dec 2016 16:19:34 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286950 yesterday we travelled to Sedalia to spend some time with my mom. she seems to be doing much better. perhaps not having my middle sister around the house has helped relieve her of some unnecessary stress. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Thursday Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:07:05 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286650 <em>30</em> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:06:37 EST Tuesday that feel like Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285945 i have a funeral of one of our members to officiate later today, while i am also trying to get some things done for our church to prep for our mission team that is coming in a few weeks. <BR> <BR> have a great Tuesday. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:39:03 EST The Day After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285478 Hope that each of you enjoyed the holiday. Our daughter and son-in-law are heading back home this morning, and like the rest of you, my wife and i will head back to work tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday. Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:41:13 EST Merry Christmas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285253 following our morning worship service, we are simply enjoying a lazy day at the house. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a Merry Christmas. Sun, 25 Dec 2016 16:21:55 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284907 we have a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. at the church. hopefully my wife and daughters have a safe and enjoyable trip to and from Sedalia today. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:34:20 EST Christmas Eve Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284555 hope you're Friday is going well. our daughter and son-in-law are heading our way this afternoon. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Friday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:25:54 EST Funeral http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284167 assisting in a funeral for a long time member and leader in our community. please pray for the family of Charles Hedberg today. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 22 Dec 2016 11:11:45 EST Speeding to the End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283768 our church staff is going out to lunch together today. we have no evening activities here at the church since school gets out for the Christmas break today. <BR> <BR> tomorrow, i have a funeral here at the church in the morning, and then an hour plus drive to an internment, and the drive back. hopefully, i will make it back in time to meet with a family that may be moving to our community in the near future. <BR> <BR> if not, there are some folks here at the church that will be able to meet... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:25:51 EST Seeking His Will http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283323 last night was rather interesting. i had a Skype interview with a church in New Mexico. I am one of four candidates, and not their final choice, so I agreed to have the interview. I am praying that the Father will give them and us wisdom at this time. <BR> <BR> Since things are already in motion for a call weekend in Maryland, i will not go to the next step with the church in New Mexico. If they ask about moving to the next stage, I will tell them that another church has already asked me to ... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 10:54:45 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282943 it's a snow day for our schools here in mid-Mo. we didn't get a lot of snow, but the temps this morning were brutal for our part of the country, and a lot of our students walk to school. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Monday. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:07:18 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282595 due to the cold weather, we cancelled both our early morning and evening services today. they have already cancelled school here tomorrow. of course, our daughter is excited about that. <BR> <BR> have a great day. Sun, 18 Dec 2016 18:16:23 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282164 it's a cold and blustery day here in mid-Mo. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 17 Dec 2016 16:02:16 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281755 We've got a busy day in our little community. our annual tractor parade takes place this evening, i will be doing a wedding rehearsal at our church, and there will be several food vendors for the event in our square. <BR> <BR> unfortunately, we are under a winter weather advisory and have been experiencing sleet this afternoon. so much so that they let out school a couple of hours early. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:22:09 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281272 it's the first of several bitterly cold days here in mid-Mo. i am blessed to have a place where I can exercise indoors <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Thursday. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:54:41 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280872 after spending time with a family at a graveside service, i get to sit back and get some things done. tonight is our annual church caroling event where several of us go out to the homes of shut-ins and our local nursing homes and sing Christmas carols. <BR> <BR> it's going to be a cold one tonight, so i hope our teenagers that come bundle up. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:57:34 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280463 trying to get a few things done, before a busy evening. we have someone from a mover coming to give an estimate for the church in Maryland. also i have deacon's meeting this evening beginning at 7. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Tuesday Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:20:05 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279979 i am trying to stay focused with a significant amount of pettiness going on around me. <BR> <BR> prayers appreciated. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:57:12 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279520 it's a typical busy Sunday here in mid-Mo. We were blesse with a couple a great worship experiences this morning. now i have a meeting at 4 and evening worship at 6. <BR> <BR> enjoy your day. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:53:01 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279049 it was nice to sleep in a little this morning, after breakfast, i made it to the rec center for some time on the stationary bike. now i am trying to get some things done before a busy day at church tomorrow. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:54:12 EST Update on Davenports http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278628 Thanks to all of you who have expressed concern for the Davenports. Fortunately, none of them were hurt, and they have already begun the process of cleaning up. they are living with some friends from our church for the next few days. <BR> <BR> Blessings <BR> Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:20:39 EST Davenport family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278056 a family in our church had a fire yesterday morning. Please remember the Davenports as they try to move forward, and now "hurry up and wait" on the insurance company. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:36:55 EST Prepping for a move? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277587 i received a call from a representative from the moving company that the church has contracted with to move us. they are wanting to get the moving expenses on this year's budget. of course, we haven't been before the church, or given them an opportunity to vote on us just yet. <BR> <BR> hope your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:03:48 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277156 it's a bit cooler today, and it will be a lot colder tomorrow. i wimped out and ran inside today, since i have struggled with some sinus issues for the past few days. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. things are moving forward with the church in Maryland, however, we have some things here that are slowing things up a bit. <BR> <BR> have a great day. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:27:47 EST Sunday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276663 we had a great day in worship yesterday. five people were baptized in our services, and it was an uplifting time of worship where we are able to begin to get our eyes off of ourselves and towards the One Who can truly transform our lives. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:05:49 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276254 we were blessed to have five folks baptized this morning. Since four of them were students, our associate pastor preformed the baptisms. <BR> <BR> it's a gloomy and wet day here in mid-Mo. in fact, we even got some snow this morning. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:40:46 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275800 i am truly grateful for your prayers. our family seems to be moving forward in this process of moving to a new community. <BR> <BR> today was a challenging morning as i officiated a funeral of a woman, who had been an inactive church member for quite some time. it was a strange event, but hopefully some seeds of encouragement and grace were planted. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 3 Dec 2016 14:22:55 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275414 had an interesting phone call today with a committee chair. <BR> <BR> i will offer more details later. <BR> <BR> please keep our family in prayer. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:24:34 EST Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274793 this evening could mean a significant change for our family, or it could simply mean things will continue as they are. <BR> <BR> we are prayerfully seeking the Father's will as it relates to a church in Maryland. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:27:20 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6274320 it's a cloudy and cool day here in mid-Mo. We have a busy Wednesday night ahead of us here at FBC. Hopefully, we will make room for the leadership and direction of the Holy Spirit as we move through all of our activities. <BR> <BR> have a great Wednesday. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:28:11 EST