COOP9002's SparkPeople Blog COOP9002's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Sunday Enjoying a nice afternoon with my family before heading back to church for the evening service. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:12:03 EST Saturday after our men's group meeting, i made it to the rec center to ride the bike. it was rather sparse around there, but it was good to get that done. now i can focus upon getting ready for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Saturday. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:16:40 EST Friday hope your Friday is going well. enjoyed spending time with some of Debbie's coworkers last night. <BR> <BR> blessings Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:53:51 EST Has Fall Arrived? We've been saying that Fall has arrived for several weeks here in mid-Mo, but today is actually the first day where it actually feels like it. <BR> <BR> Hope you're enjoying your Wednesday. Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:40:09 EST Wednesday Morning hope your Wednesday is going well. typical busy morning as we get ready for the madness that is Wednesday night around here. <BR> <BR> blessings Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:46:48 EST Tuesday it's another beautiful day here in mid-Mo. I had a great run this morning, and am trying to get some things done around the office this afternoon. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:58:51 EST Monday it's another beautiful day in mid-Mo. Enjoyed a nice run this morning, and then was allowed to judge a door decorating contest at the elementary school. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:53:31 EST Sunday our church family hosted a pastor and staff appreciation carry-in dinner after our second worship service today. it was a nice time, but i am a little wore out for the evening's activities. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:14:14 EST Saturday it's a beautiful day in mid-Mo. we survived last night's invasion for the Luke Bryan concert. we hung out at home, and are trying to get some things done before tomorrow. <BR> <BR> it is pastor and staff appreciation day at church tomorrow. should make for a long Sunday. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Saturday Sat, 15 Oct 2016 14:05:12 EST Friday hope your Friday is going well. got in a good run this morning. <BR> <BR> getting ready for a nice evening with my wife. <BR> <BR> blessings Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:34:09 EST Olivia and Algebra hope your day is going well. our youngest is trying to figure out algebra. not going as well as she'd like. <BR> <BR> thanks for praying for Olivia Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:17:47 EST Wednesday deacons' meeting was not as long as usual last night, and that was a blessing. time to get ready for another busy evening here at the church. hoping that Olivia can either begin to grasp algebra, or be able to drop the class and take pre-algebra. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Wednesday. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 12:05:24 EST Tuesday hope you are having a blessed day. <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:49:36 EST Sunday it's been a busy weekend. i was blessed to help baptize three in our church this morning. tomorrow is the long day of moving Josh and Savannah to Springfield, MO. <BR> <BR> Prayers appreciated. Sun, 9 Oct 2016 21:20:17 EST Saturday we sent our daughter and her husband off this morning as they headed to Hannibal to take some engagement pictures for a friend and her fiance. <BR> <BR> we will see them again in a couple of days as we get to help them move to Springfield MO on Monday. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend. Sat, 8 Oct 2016 14:13:28 EST Friday had a great run this morning. looking forward to seeing our daughter and son-in-law as they spend the night and then head to Hannibal in the morning. <BR> <BR> hope your day is going well. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 13:16:14 EST Hurricane Matthew it's a wet day in mid-Mo. Hopefully, all we get is rain and nothing severe later this afternoon. my prayers are with our neighbors to the Southeast as Hurricane Matthew approaches. <BR> <BR> Like many of you I have friends all along the coast who have evacuated and others who are bracing for the storm. Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:35:45 EST Wednesday hope your Wednesday is going well. We are getting ready for our usually busy night of midweek activities. our youngest daughter seems to be settling into high school, and our oldest daughter and her husband are anxiously awaiting their move to Springfield. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Wednesday. Wed, 5 Oct 2016 10:45:14 EST Tuesday it was nice not to have anything to do yesterday evening. our youngest daughter seems to be acclimating to high school rather well. although her algebra homework is somewhat stressful. <BR> <BR> my wife and I are trying to psych ourselves up for the crazy moving adventure coming up for our daughter and son-in-law next Monday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:48:05 EST Monday i'm rather weary from our weekend. it was great to have our daughter, son-in-law and their dog with us this weekend, but i'm a little wore out after a long day at church yesterday. we will try to get some things done this week before heading to Gower next Monday morning to pack up the truck drive to Springfield, and then finish with a 3 1/2 hour drive home sometime that evening. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:26:33 EST Sunday we had two good services this morning and now it's time for a little down time before heading back out for our evening service. just a little tired after a busy weekend. <BR> <BR> blessings Sun, 2 Oct 2016 14:28:40 EST Saturday it's been great to have our daughter, son-in-law and grand-puppy around this weekend. unfortunately, they've got to get back, but we will see them for a little bit next weekend, and then head up to Gower for moving day on October 10th <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday Sat, 1 Oct 2016 14:28:17 EST Friday our daughter and son-in-law will be visiting us for a couple of days. of course that means there will be a little more excitement as far as the dogs are concerned as they will be bringing their puppy. unfortunately, it will only be a short visit. they have a lot to do to prepare for their move to Springfield next week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:05:17 EST Thursday hope your Thursday is going well. enjoying a beautiful day here in mid-Mo. <BR> <BR> blessings Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:01:50 EST Wednesday it's a typical Wednesday here at FBCC. Hope things go well this evening. there were several students out participating in the annual See-You-at-the-Pole prayer gatherings. <BR> <BR> hope your Wednesday is going well. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:13:12 EST Tuesday we're enjoying another picture perfect day in mid-Mo..trying to get a few things done before doing some grocery shopping with my wife this evening. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:05:18 EST Monday After a busy weekend, it's nice to be looking towards a more normal week. We are looking forward to seeing our son-in-law and daughter this weekend. It looks like they will soon be making preparations to move to Springfield soon. <BR> <BR> Please pray that they find a house that will be good fit for them and their pets. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:31:48 EST 90 Years i was blessed to speak at my home church as they celebrated their 90th anniversary. <BR> <BR> it was great to see some familiar faces and some new ones as well. <BR> <BR> hope your day is going well. Sun, 25 Sep 2016 20:30:30 EST Busy Weekend my home church will be celebrating their 90th anniversary tomorrow. i have been asked to be a part of the festivities and will have the privilege of sharing during the morning worship service. we will have to get up and head out rather early in the morning and spend about 3 hours on the road tomorrow, but hopefully it will be a blessing and encouragement to all who attend. <BR> Sat, 24 Sep 2016 15:23:03 EST Friday our family is getting ready for another weekend. this Sunday we will be heading to Sedalia where I will preach at my home church's 90th anniversary celebration. I am hoping to see some familiar faces and hopefully some new ones as well. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:52:06 EST Thursday it's going to be a long and hopefully productive day. after getting some things done here in the office, our church revitalization team has a meeting with a sister church this evening in Moberly. Hopefully we can offer them some good ideas and maybe some resources to get them back on track. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:07:33 EST Wednesday it's another crazy Wednesday. we have a lot going on here at church as usual. with respect to last night's phone interview, it is really hard to judge how it went. they did ask if it was okay to check my references, so that must mean something...unless it was just a professional courtesy question. <BR> <BR> It's all in the Father's hands. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:35:02 EST Tuesday Night hope your day is going well. i have a phone interview tonight which will just be another interview, or an interesting one that gives us direction to the next stage in ministry. <BR> <BR> prayers appreciated. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:17:27 EST Monday it's a typical busy morning here at church. trying to catch up after a busy and hopefully productive weekend, and marching forward to whatever the Father has in store. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:51:34 EST Blessing a Life we were blessed to honor one of our choice servants who had been teaching Sunday School for over 40 years. She is leaving our little community to go to an assisted living complex about thirty miles away. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:46:33 EST Blessing a Life we were blessed to honor one of our choice servants who had been teaching Sunday School for over 40 years. She is leaving our little community to go to an assisted living complex about thirty miles away. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:46:32 EST Saturday getting ready for tomorrow. our women are having a fellowship this evening, and my wife is trying to get herself motivated to attend. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:31:50 EST Homecoming our youngest daughter will be hanging out with her friends all day and into the evening today. it's homecoming in our little town. they will go to the parade, hang out at a friends house until it's time to go to the game, and then wait for a ride home from this crazy old man. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Friday Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:49:36 EST Homecoming It's the calm before the storm as homecoming weekend approaches. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:09:25 EST Wednesday all i can say is that i'm extremely frustrated with somethings going on right now...i better be quiet. "if you can't say anything good, then you best not say anything at all." <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:47:27 EST Oh Well i had a nice Skype meeting with a church from Ohio last night. It went well, and they would like to extend a call to our family. the only snaffu is we are not sure we can afford to make the move. <BR> <BR> prayers appreciated. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:20:54 EST Monday our early worship service went well yesterday. of course, our worship team and i were wore out when it was over. it was great to see us making room for more folks in our services. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:22:03 EST Sunday we have had a busy day so far. our church added a second service this morning to help with our space challenges. it was well attended. I am looking forward to seeing how it affected our morning worship attendance. <BR> <BR> heading to a meeting and then evening worship. <BR> <BR> blessings Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:13:45 EST Thanks for your prayers thanks so much for all your prayers and concern expressed for my wife. she is feeling much better, and we are relieved that it was not as bad as she feared. <BR> <BR> we'll know more about when she goes in for her stress test sometime next week. <BR> <BR> Have a great Saturday. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 16:12:12 EST Trip to the ER yesterday evening i took my wife to the hospital emergency room, because she had been experiencing chest pains. her family has a history of heart disease. Her mother had to have a pig valve put in her heart several years ago, one of her brothers suffered a massive heart attack before he was 60, and her older sister's death was caused by heart failure. <BR> <BR> after waiting for what seemed like an eternity, she was finally able to see a doctor. her cardio-gram showed no signs of damage, but... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 14:32:34 EST The day after we survived last night, but did have one incident while we were waiting for kids to get picked up by their parents. <BR> <BR> our Associate Pastor and volunteers have a good handle on it. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 8 Sep 2016 13:01:40 EST Wednesday our first Wednesday back into the swing of things is filled with extras. our church family lost one of our dear saints this week, so the church is hosting a funeral dinner, we also have another funeral at the other funeral home just South of the church. <BR> <BR> oh well, life in a small town. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 7 Sep 2016 12:53:11 EST Tuesday that feels like Monday While i enjoy having Monday off, it causes the Tuesday morning after to be rather hectic. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. i think i'm starting to catch up. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:24:50 EST Labor Day Took a road trip with Debbie & Olivia today. Now Olivia is hanging out with friends while Deb & I are at home with our dogs. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 5 Sep 2016 18:19:24 EST Rare Sunday Afternoon Enjoying a rare Sunday afternoon with no church activities in the evening. Sun, 4 Sep 2016 14:58:00 EST