COOP9002's SparkPeople Blog COOP9002's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Beautiful Fall Day We're enjoying a beautiful Fall day in mid-Mo. Hope you're being blessed with a great day. <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:47:00 EST Monday Things are a little slower around the office today. However, we have a lot of things going on later this week. I covet your prayers for a skype meeting that i will have on Thursday evening. Also, our daughter and her husband will be staying with us this weekend. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Monday. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:59:47 EST Life-Changing Weekend Brian Housman did an amazing job in connecting teens and their parents last night. at the close of our service today, we gathered at the front of the sanctuary and prayed out loud for each other. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to his ministry. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 15:16:31 EST Saturday after an enjoyable night where i was able to see a lot of folks who had poured into my life when i was a child and teenager, it was nice to spend the evening with my folks. <BR> <BR> i was able to get a run in this morning before driving home. now we are starting our Parenting weekend. <BR> <BR> Excited to see what God might do. Sat, 10 Oct 2015 14:22:18 EST Friday another busy weekend begins today. it's homecoming here in Centralia. also, i'm heading to Sedalia to share at a Sunday School worker's appreciation banquet at my home church tonight. <BR> <BR> our church is also hosting a parenting summit this weekend as well. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 14:38:34 EST Thursday Enjoying a beautiful day in mid-Mo. Looking forward to visiting a family this evening. Then a busy weekend begins on Friday. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Thursday. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 11:10:57 EST Update on Prayer Request please continue to pray for Isabella. She went to a hospital in St. Louis to have a pacemaker put in. At least they now know the cause of her seizures. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your prayers. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 12:30:40 EST Change got an interesting phone call yesterday. i will explain more about it a later date. trying to get ready for deacons meeting tonight. we are going to propose some much needed revisions to our website. <BR> <BR> please pray for us. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 17:40:26 EST Update thanks for your prayers for my daughter's classmate who collapsed last week during her PE class. I spoke with her grandmother last night and she said that she is doing much better. she is out of ICU and into a regular room. they still have not discovered the source of the seizures as of last night. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:12:43 EST Prayer Request sorry about my empty blog yesterday. my laptop is acting strange. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Please pray for a young lady in my daughter's class named, Isabella. She collapsed during a mile run in PE, and starting having seizures. <BR> <BR> She's out of ICU, but still in the hospital as they try to discover the cause. <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Oct 2015 15:00:04 EST Saturday 😊 Sat, 3 Oct 2015 12:49:39 EST Friday got a great run in this morning. now it's time to pack up and head out to Sedalia for a wedding weekend. i'll be officiating the service for the daughter of one of my former students in my first youth group. should see some familiar faces. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Friday. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:57:26 EST Thursday Enjoying a beautiful Fall day in mid-Mo. The temps are finally where they are supposed to be this time of year. It was nice to get outside this morning and enjoy the cooler weather. <BR> <BR> Trying to get a few things done today, before hitting the road tomorrow afternoon for a wedding in Sedalia. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Thursday. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:34:08 EST Struck Me This verse just struck me. Dealing with some friends who are not making very wise decisions. <BR> <BR> "There is no fear of God before their eyes." - Romans 3:18 NASB Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:30:46 EST Tuesday i survived last night's meeting. now i'm trying to get some things done for this weekend. i have a wedding rehearsal and ceremony on Friday and Saturday, followed by the usual activities on Sunday. hope your Tuesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:57:29 EST Monday trying to get some things done today. this evening is our associational annual meeting. these kinds of meetings remind me of why i don't really miss state missionary work so much. <BR> <BR> let's just say they're a little long and not very exciting. <BR> <BR> blessings. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:09:26 EST Sunday we had a great morning of worship at FBCC today. now it's time to relax a little and then head back for Bible study and some hoops this evening. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:54:47 EST Saturday enjoying a rare down Saturday. looking forward to spending some time sharing with our congregation tomorrow in service. enjoying a beautiful day where i got in my cycling, and now looking forward to a little walk. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:42:35 EST Friday got in a nice long run this morning. headed to our monthly senior adult luncheon, where i tried to eat sparingly. our Associate Pastor and his wife led us in worship, and i gave a brief message. trying to decide as to whether or not i'm going to the high school football game tonight or not. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Friday. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:35:50 EST Thursday our associate pastor and i were able to meet this morning for some time to brainstorm and get a sense of where we believe the Father might be leading us. <BR> <BR> hope your Thursday is going well. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 17:34:47 EST See-You-at-the-Pole our church hosted a breakfast for the students who went out for the See You at the Pole prayer rallies at our High School and Middle School this morning. it was great to see some adults out so early sharing their gifts with some of our students. <BR> <BR> it's hard to believe that this prayer movement is in its 24th year. <BR> <BR> hope you have a great day! Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:47:39 EST Oh what a mess please pray for the Kitchen's family, or at least what's left of it. a long time friend and fellow minister left his wife and his church about 8 months ago. he closed the door and restoration for their marriage when he married his former co-star (insert tongue-in-cheek here) of a Christian film that his church produced a couple of years ago. <BR> <BR> to see any marriage torn apart is beyond discouraging. this mess has hit close to home, since it is two people i have known since childhood. ... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:12:09 EST Monday looking forward to seeing an old friend this afternoon, who is doing a revival at one of the sister churches of our association. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Monday Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:12:36 EST Sunday we were blessed with an encouraging and challenging time of worship today. a family that has been visiting our church for several months joined this morning, and we are eagerly awaiting to see what the Father has on our agenda this week. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:22:41 EST Saturday trying to stay focused today and get ready for tomorrow. our youth minister and his wife along with several other adults took some of our girls on a retreat this weekend. Looking forward to hearing what the Father is doing. <BR> <BR> Have a great day Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:23:17 EST Friday had a rough run this morning. the heat and humidity made it more challenging than usual. however, my time was better than expected. <BR> <BR> with storms moving into the area, we're planning on staying close to home this evening. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Friday Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:43:09 EST Thursday hope your Thursday is going well. Hoping for some rain this evening in mid-Mo <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:02:42 EST Wednesday Another beautiful day in mid-Mo. Trying to get ready for the craziness that is Wednesday nights @FBCC. Hope your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:57:47 EST Tuesday hope your Tuesday is going well. After a quick meeting at church, Debbie and I will head out for our bi-monthly grocery shopping trip to Mexico MO. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:13:02 EST Monday It was near perfect as i went out for my morning run. so thankful to be able to get outside on mornings like this. <BR> <BR> I hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:52:31 EST Sunday It was great to have a great crowd at worship this morning. Also my mother-in-law and brother-in-law were able to join us for worship and some time together before heading back to Sedalia today. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 13 Sep 2015 15:45:37 EST Saturday Heading out on a road trip with Debbie & Olivia. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:07:52 EST Friday well tonight is the big game. after some errands this afternoon, i'll head to the stadium and get ready for our tailgate party and an evening of high school football. we are blessed with some amazing weather today as well. <BR> <BR> have a great Friday. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:38:05 EST Thursday Today is the calm before the busyness that is the weekend arrives. Tomorrow night our church is hosting a tailgate gathering before the high school football game. then on Saturday, we're taking our youngest daughter to StL to do some shopping. Then of course, Sunday arrives with the the usual schedule of activities. <BR> <BR> Hope you're day is going well. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:18:22 EST Wednesday After a gloomy Tuesday, the sun is shining and the temps are feeling more Fall-like today. Hope your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 9 Sep 2015 12:04:13 EST Tuesday It's a gloomy morning in mid-Mo. However, we desperately need some rain. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday. Tue, 8 Sep 2015 13:12:17 EST Monday Hope you're having a great labor day. Mon, 7 Sep 2015 16:01:51 EST Sunday we had a nice crowd for worship this morning. we seem to have several folks who are of the age, where their children come to visit them on holiday weekends. we were able to meet my parents in Columbia for lunch, since they wanted to have a belated birthday dinner with us. <BR> <BR> now i'm trying to get ready for our Sunday evening service. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your holiday weekend. Sun, 6 Sep 2015 16:30:10 EST Saturday The wedding went well this afternoon. They are an engaging young couple, and it is always exciting to be a part of watching a new life begin. <BR> <BR> now it's time to get ready for worship tomorrow morning at our church. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Saturday. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 18:27:23 EST Busy Holiday weekend tonight i have a wedding rehearsal. the wedding is tomorrow afternoon. of course, Sunday is busy as usual. We are having morning activities, but there is some debate as to whether or not we will come back for an evening service. oh well, after that, then i can relax for the holiday weekend. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Friday. Fri, 4 Sep 2015 17:16:36 EST Thursday Last night went rather well. We had a large group of children, teenagers, and adults join us for our various ministry activities last night. Getting ready for a busy weekend. Wedding rehearsal on Friday, followed by the wedding on Saturday afternoon and then the usual Sunday activities. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Thursday Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:51:32 EST Back in the swing tonight is our first Wednesday back to our regularly scheduled activities. should be a wild night here @FBCC. we start with supper at 5 and then there are activities for children, youth and adults until after 8. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Wednesday. Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:13:16 EST A New Month the weather is heating up here in mid-Mo. i have a deacons' meeting tonight. hopefully, it won't stretch out too long. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:36:33 EST Monday Monday is going well. Got a nice run in this morning and trying to get some things done for today. <BR> <BR> hope your day is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:16:13 EST Sunday Busy day with our church family <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:45:32 EST Road Trip heading to Gower and St Joe to celebrate our oldest daughter's birthday today. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Saturday. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:23:59 EST Friday had a great run this morning, then it was off to our monthly senior adult luncheon. if the rain stays away, i'm hoping to go to our high school's first home football game. <BR> <BR> tomorrow is a big day as we head to Gower to celebrate our oldest daughter's 25th birthday with her and her husband. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:33:34 EST Thursday hope your Thursday is going well. Had a great run this morning. Already have one meeting done today, and then i have another one after lunch. the day ends with a wedding for a young couple whose family is affiliated with our church. it is supposed to be a brief and simple ceremony starting around 5. <BR> <BR> hope your day is going well. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:05:40 EST Wednesday Getting ready for tonight. heading to Columbia to visit one of our members in a nursing home. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:00:56 EST Tuesday Morning It's another beautiful day in mid-Mo. the meetings were well, "meetings" so i'm glad they are behind me. <BR> <BR> hope your Tuesday is going well. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:18:35 EST