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/ What a Legacy of Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465340 God has a wat if putting life in perspective. Along with many other believers in Jesus Christ, we mourn the loss of Dr. Billy Graham, and joyously celebrate his life and legacy that was totally given over to the proclamation of the life-transforming truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:02:37 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464987 Hope your Tuesday is going well. I was able to get outside for a run this morning. Really enjoying this unseasonably warm weather here in the mid-Atlantic. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:15:56 EST President's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464783 We enjoyed a relaxing day as a family. <BR> <BR> now it's time to get back into the routine tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:31:17 EST Nice Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464421 the snow that came down yesterday is already gone today. it's in the 40's and feeling rather pleasant. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Sunday. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:04:13 EST Shifting Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464088 i was able to run outside this morning. however the snow is falling rather heavily this afternoon. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Saturday Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:47:58 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463769 Thanks for all of your prayers for our family and especially Olivia. She will go to a specialist soon to see what her options are. Of course, we are praying for her hearing in that ear to be restored. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:09:51 EST Tough News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463483 Our youngest daughter went to he doctor today, and discovered that she has lost hearing in one of her ears. We will go to a specialist soon, to see how best to help her. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:06:43 EST Olivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6463039 please pray for our daughter, Olivia. She has been struggling with an earache for the third time this school year. She is going to the doctor tomorrow in hopes of discovering what the issue is. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your prayers. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:37:03 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462686 hope your Tuesday is going well. after a crazy busy Monday, I am hoping for a slower afternoon. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:11:10 EST Excited for some old friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462300 our family has been gone from Centralia MO for almost a year. the church called her new pastor , Chris Baker. <BR> <BR> Please pray for him and the church as they start this new season of ministry together. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:49:45 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6462011 I am being reminded of how big my Creator truly is. Blessings Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:29:07 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461699 hope your Satuday is going well. <BR> <BR> mine's getting busy. Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:59:03 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6461381 Made it outside for a nice cool run this morning. Hope you’re having a great day! Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:13:27 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460972 it's a busy morning with our senior adult luncheon this morning. <BR> <BR> hope your Thursday is going well. Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:56:17 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6460302 it's a strange Tuesday. we are awaiting the next winter storm, and wondering about a few things here at church. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 6 Feb 2018 14:01:15 EST Monday !?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459830 i was able to get to the rec center this morning for a run. i really needed it. we've got a long day. after working with middle schoolers and high schoolers, i will step into a church council meeting, probably wondering which group is most mature. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:37:08 EST Really?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459533 the weather was a little dicey, but we had services anyway, because it didn't start snowing until 9 am. of course, i had an anonymous email on our website wondering why we were so irresponsible in having the second service, when people were already there. <BR> <BR> oh well. Sun, 4 Feb 2018 15:24:05 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6459193 hope you're Saturday is going well. got my workout in this morning, and trying to get ready for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> blessings Sat, 3 Feb 2018 15:56:12 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458810 hope your Friday is going well. it got rather cold here, so i had to get my exercise at the local rec center. <BR> <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 2 Feb 2018 15:23:09 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6458429 it was nice to get outside for a run this morning. it looks like the weather is about to change, and i will be back inside for my fitness. <BR> <BR> hope your Thursday is going well. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to some hoops tonight. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 1 Feb 2018 14:01:10 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457965 yesterday i received some disappointing but not unexpected news. with the frustrating contention that exists in our body of believers, we are losing another family. <BR> <BR> this couple are leaders in a variety of areas, but have grown weary of the junk. <BR> <BR> i am not sure where this leaves us as a body, but it is obvious that i am more than a little frustrated and disheartened. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:57:50 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457636 had to get my run in on the treadmill today. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:17:48 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6457333 it's a cloudy day here in Frederick. we are supposed to get some snow late this evening. hopefully, it won't be too much. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Monday! Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:01:41 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456577 i may have to head to the doctor to have my ribs checked out. my side has had a dull pain for the past few days. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 27 Jan 2018 17:16:18 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456232 Hey it's Friday!! Had a nice run this morning. Hope your day is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:13:08 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455871 hope you're having a great Thursday. <BR> <BR> getting ready to play some hoops this evening. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 25 Jan 2018 16:25:29 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6455474 i covet your prayers. been doing a lot of introspection as i allow the Scriptures to wash over me, and i seek to hear my King's voice afresh. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:33:26 EST Wet Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454973 had to run on the dreadmill this morning due to some much needed but heavy rain early this morning here in mid-Maryland. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:03:45 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454592 Trying to get some things done before our middle school group gets here this afternoon. hope your Monday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:37:06 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454377 this evening i spent time being the game's guy at Awana's due to the gentlemen who usually leads this part of the ministry being stuck home with the flu. <BR> <BR> i think that it went better than expected. <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:03:50 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453989 <em>46</em> Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:56:00 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453550 it'sa nicer Friday, so i was finally able to get outside for a run today. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:16:17 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452718 our snow storm fizzled out here in the Mid-Atlantic. we received less than an inch of snow. it was still too cold to go our for a run this morning, so i went to the rec center. <BR> <BR> hoping to get outside tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:38:41 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452224 it was nice to enjoy the day with Olviia and Savannahy yesterday. now I am trying to get some things done here at the church, before the week sets in. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:12:08 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451910 Hope your Monday is going well Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:09:23 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451558 today was an interesting day at South End. we did two services again as we had planned, and it seems like sickness has impacted some of our folks. <BR> <BR> hope you are feeling well in your part of the world. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 14 Jan 2018 22:07:06 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451168 today our children's ministry coordinators who have served here at South End for the past 11 years resigned. They have become increasingly frustrated with our church's failure to realize that we are stretching ourselves too thin with activities. <BR> <BR> we are heading into some difficult days as a church family. your prayers would be greatly appreciated. Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:00:09 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450711 It was a wierd run for January. I was in shorts and a sleeveless running shirt in nearly 60 degree weather in Maryland this morning. <BR> <BR> I know that this will end soon. <BR> <BR> hope you have a great Friday! Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:12:14 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450203 it was nice to get out for a run this morning. still felt like i was slower than usual. oh well the joys of getting older. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:08:19 EST Oh Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449799 Unfortunately, our folks cannot get beyond their own self-centeredness and preferences to take our church to the next level. we are going back to two services with our contemporary service that is designed for young families at 8:30 a.m. and our traditional service at 11:00 a.m. with Sunday School sandwiched in between. <BR> <BR> Though I am not surprised at this decision, I am more than a little concerned with the message it sends to our community and how loudly it speaks to our desire to ... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:38:22 EST Watershed Moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449371 After tonight, we will know a lot more about the future of our church, and if we have one. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:43:54 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448901 tonight i have two meetings. one is with our stewardship committee as we try to determine how to move forward without a bookkeeper. the other is our monthly deacon's meeting which will involve our current controversy regarding challenges in our nursey with two services. <BR> <BR> prayers appreaciated. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:40:34 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448531 today was an interesting service. it was nice to have the sanctuary full with just one service. <BR> <BR> we'll see how the meetings this week go. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 7 Jan 2018 13:54:25 EST Just Saying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6448204 tomorow could be a challenging day at South End Baptist. we have quite a stir going on regarding having just one service, due to a lack of nursey help. I wish that we were this passionate about our neighbors who need the life-changing hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> Sat, 6 Jan 2018 18:56:49 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447703 It’s a cold and breezy day here in the Mid-Atlantic. Hope it’s warmer where you are. Blessings Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:07:36 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447702 It’s a cold and breezy day here in the Mid-Atlantic. Hope it’s warmer where you are. Blessings Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:07:27 EST Pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447184 please pray for South End Baptist Church here in Frederick MD. the enemy is working overtime trying to cause discourse. <BR> <BR> i am weary of the phone calls and self-centeredness. <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Jan 2018 12:09:46 EST Tough News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446690 yesterday afternoon i received some rather disheartening news. one of my former students died suddenly that morning. he actually became a part of our ministry while dating one of our young ladies, who eventually married. <BR> <BR> he was an amazing young man and leaves behind a wife and three children. <BR> <BR> please remember the family of Ryan Benton in your prayers. Wed, 3 Jan 2018 12:02:05 EST Tuesday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446078 it's time to be back in the office. we'll see how much longer i have a job after yesterday's announcement. <BR> <BR> please pray for our fellowship as we seek to move forward, and become the body of believers that our Father desires. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:54:49 EST New Year's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445627 yesterday's announcement was received with mixed reactions. obviously, it was not a decision that we approached lightly. however it does go against a majority vote that we had last Spring. however, continuning on the course we have been on was not only dividing our fellowship, but it was putting our childcare workers at risk, since we didn't have enough volunteers to safely cover our nursery and children's church. <BR> <BR> oh well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 1 Jan 2018 14:00:57 EST