COOP9002's SparkPeople Blog COOP9002's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Monday a busy morning has already passed. headed to Columbia to check on some of our folks in care facilities, now i'm trying to get some things done on the church's computer since mine is in the shop. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:19:12 EST Sunday Getting ready for a hymn sing tonight at church. <BR> <BR> Playing some b-ball with the guys beforehand. <BR> <BR> Hope you're having a great Sunday. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:12:28 EST Saturday Heading to have dinner and some games with a couple of families this evening. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:39:09 EST FRiday Hope your Friday is going well. Had to run inside at the rec center this morning due to the rain. Trying to enjoy the day. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:30:13 EST Happy Thanksgiving! May each of you discover the depth of the Father's love for you. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:44:30 EST Rare Wednesday it's actually a rare and slow Wednesday here at FBCC. Due to the holiday, we have canceled all of our activities for the evening. This will enable our folks to get ready for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving!!! Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:23:16 EST Tuesday thankful for some beautiful late November weather...i realize that it will change soon enough. hope you're having a great Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:08:51 EST Monday like everyone else i'm trying to get a few things done with a short work week. we will be heading to Sedalia for Thanksgiving with my Mom and my sisters and their families on Thursday morning. <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great week. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:21:05 EST Sunday been a busy day as we loaded up the boxes into our trailer to take to Samaritan's Purse. <BR> <BR> after a little basketball it's off to our community Thanksgiving Service. <BR> <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:23:26 EST Saturday it's a relatively quiet day as our dogs are at the groomers. of course, we'll have to get them soon, so the craziness will kick in this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:27:11 EST Beautiful Day after all the rain the past two days, we are enjoying a beautiful day in mid-Mo. the sun is shining and it's pretty much amazing here in our part of the country. hopefully, your Thursday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:56:34 EST Fall is here After all of the rain yesterday (about 3 inches) things have cooled off and it's feeling a lot more like Fall. <BR> <BR> Hope your Wednesday is going well. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:08:16 EST Wet Tuesday it's a wet Tuesday in mid-Mo. We desperately need some moisture here in our part of the country, i just hope we don't make up the deficit by noon. <BR> <BR> enjoy your day. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:33:56 EST Paris my heart and prayers are going out to those impacted by the horrific attacks in Paris this weekend. May God show them comfort and grace in the midst of this horrible time. Hopefully, our leadership will be swift to take action towards those who are responsible. <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:29:55 EST Sunday the Father blessed us with a great spirit of worship this morning, and we were encouraged to see another student make her new relationship with Christ public. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day. Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:24:00 EST New Bed we bought our youngest daughter a full size bed today. of course it will not be delivered for a week or so, but she is really excited. hopefully, one or two of the dogs will decide to leave us and join her. <em>41</em> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 19:47:16 EST Sad day such a sad day for the people of the world, and especially those living in Paris. it's hard to imagine what evil could motivate an entire segment of our world to be so cruel and godless. <BR> <BR> how will our leadership respond? <BR> <BR> i think we already know. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 22:20:06 EST Thursday morning yesterday's storm seemed to have fallen apart before it made it to Mid-Mo. We did have some serious winds last night (60+ mph) and it's more than a little breezy today. However, the severe weather seemed to have moved North of us. <BR> <BR> we were able to host our community Veteran's day service in the church gym last night. it was standing room only as our local VFW honored our veterans and remembered those from our community who had given the ultimate sacrifice. <BR> <BR> enjoy your da... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:34:23 EST More Important Things i have too many things on my own plate to worry about a bunch of clowns who wear football uniforms at our state university. <BR> <BR> several of the ministers in our community spent some time with our local parish priest, who is struggling with cancer. he is getting weaker, but seems to be showing some signs of healing. <BR> <BR> please pray for Bro. Jim if you have the chance today. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:56:36 EST Frustrated in case you haven't heard there is a considerable amount of uproar regarding our neighbors here in mid-Mo, the Missouri Tiger Football team over a threatened boycott to remove the Chancellor. it seems like they got their way, and a new mess is being created due to our insatiable desire for entitlement. <BR> <BR> that's all i will say for now, except that i am embarrassed to be a Mizzou fan. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:45:03 EST Monday i'm having trouble staying focused today. After this past week, my mind tends to drift towards my family, and my concern mostly for my mom. <BR> <BR> thanks again for praying for my family as we grieve my father's death. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:48:02 EST Overwhelmed (in a good way) Our family is overwhelmed and encouraged by all of the prayers and support that have been sent our way through this difficult time. As we celebrated my dad's life and legacy yesterday we were blessed. God allowed him to touch so many lives, besides ours. it is my hope and prayer that my life in some small way is a tribute to the legacy of faith and love that he poured into our family. Sun, 8 Nov 2015 14:04:13 EST Next Steps Today was tough and exhausting. Praying for my mom as she adjusts to life without my dad by her side. <BR> <BR> thanks for all of your prayers and words of encouragement. Sat, 7 Nov 2015 22:00:45 EST Final Preparations today we got the church ready for the funeral tomorrow. please pray for our family as we celebrate my father's life. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 6 Nov 2015 23:16:30 EST Getting Ready this weekend will be tough, but hopefully cathartic. I know where my dad is, but i still miss him very much. our nightly chats on the phone will come to an end. however, i am looking forward to the day when i will see him again. <BR> <BR> please pray for our family as we celebrate his life and legacy on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 5 Nov 2015 22:36:17 EST Missing Dad on His Birthday Today would have been my dad's 78th birthday. However, he stepped across the threshold into the hands of his Savior on Monday evening. As I think about him today, I miss him dearly, but I am grateful that he is now in the presence of the One Who loves him more than he ever dreamed. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 4 Nov 2015 17:05:55 EST Grateful Late las night my dad, George Cooper, graduated into Glory. He went peacefully in his sleep just a few minutes before midnight. God's grace is more than sufficient. As I look back through this experience, I can see the Father's hand throughout. Though it was difficult and trying, I was reminded of my Savior's comfort and strength. <BR> <BR> I wifi see you later, Dad. Tue, 3 Nov 2015 22:30:09 EST Tough day today was long and trying. my dad had a scary several minutes where it seemed like we had lost him. he seemed to be in a lot of pain. however the doctor chose a different pain med to help him rest, and he is sleeping better than he has in a couple of nights. <BR> <BR> we know it's just a matter of time, before he goes home. our hope is that he is able to do so as painlessly and peacefully as possible. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Nov 2015 23:18:36 EST Bittersweet Today has been the most bittersweet day I can remember. While my lifelong favorite sports team, the Kansas City Royals, are about to win their second world title , but My dad is hanging on by a thread. He is my hero. I love him more than I can express. My heart is breaking at the thought of saying goodbye for a while. Yet, when he goes Home, I know that I will see him again. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:32:39 EST Tough News My dad's condition has worsened. It seems that the only things that are keeping him alive are the machines & medicines that are regulating his blood pressure, heart rate, kidneys & oxygen levels. My mom and he will meet with the doctors later this afternoon. <BR> <BR> He is slipping in and out of consciousness. We are waiting for a call from my sister, who lives in Sedalia to let us know when or if we should make a trip there. <BR> <BR> Your prayers and support are and have been greatly a... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:08:35 EST Update on my Dad things are looking up and down for my dad today. he developed an infection that set back his recovery significantly. They seem to have gotten that under control as well as getting his temp down. hopefully, he'll get the tube out by tomorrow or Sunday so that he can start moving around a little and getting some strength. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your prayers. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:39:01 EST Praying for my mom i don't have any news regarding my Dad's condition. Hopefully, he will be out of the CCU this weekend, and begin moving onto the next stage of the recovery process. My mom is obviously struggling with this whole thing. Her best friend and soul mate for over 60 years is struggling health wise, and she can't seem to see an end to this misery. <BR> <BR> thanks for praying for both of them. Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:43:58 EST Update on Dad after speaking with my sister, it sounds like my dad is improving. he will remain in CCU for a few more days. he is improving and things are going to plan according to his doctor. hopefully, he will be in a room soon. <BR> <BR> thanks for praying Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:07:03 EST Starting a long road My dad is doing a little better today. He still has the tube in his throat, but at least he is not fighting it. He is allowing it to help him breathe so hopefully his body is getting the oxygen he needs. Since his surgery had only a 50 % chance of survival, he is blessed and doing quite well. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your prayers. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:03:39 EST Update on my Dad our family is thankful to all of you who have been praying for my dad. he came through the surgery quite well, although they had to remove his colon. He has some challenging days ahead, but is resting well in the Critical Care Unit of a local hospital. <BR> <BR> his doctor was very pleased with how dad came through the surgery. <BR> <BR> thanks again for your prayers. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:54:51 EST Prayer Request Please pray for my dad, he took a turn for the worse last night. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:55:49 EST Change of Attitude My dad's attitude has not improved all that much today. He is rather frustrated and depressed. While i understand this given what he is enduring, it hurts my mom to hear him sound like he has given up. <BR> <BR> please pray for his emotional well-being as well as his physical health. Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:48:33 EST Dad Went to see my dad today. please pray for his attitude. my fear is that he is starting to give up. they are trying an antibiotic to help with the infection. if this doesn't work, surgery is the only other option. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Fri, 23 Oct 2015 23:18:26 EST Praying for my dad Please pray for my Mom and Dad, Mary and George Cooper, today. My dad is not feeling well, and had to be admitted to the hospital yesterday. He is doing much better today, but his kidneys are not working as well as they should. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your prayers. Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:01:48 EST Wednesday thanks for your prayers for the Elder family. Yesterday's service was amazing. It was a beautiful portrait of the legacy of faith that Clyde left with his family and many friends that came to honor his memory and the Savior with Whom he is now spending eternity. <BR> <BR> hopefully, your Wednesday is going well. Today is a catch-up day for me after being out of the office yesterday. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:42:32 EST Thank you Thanks for your prayers for the Elder family. I plan on heading to St. Joe tomorrow for the funeral. My father was admitted to the hospital earlier today. It seems that he is struggling with a respiratory infection. My mom and sister are keeping me updated. His immune system is rather weak due to all the chemo he's had over the past couple of years to treat his cancer. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your prayers. Mon, 19 Oct 2015 11:49:35 EST Sunday busy Sunday with a wedding this afternoon. our church secretary's dad is getting married. he is 85 and lost his wife about a year ago. <BR> <BR> enjoy your day. Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:48:48 EST Saturday we were blessed to have our oldest daughter and our son-in-law spend some time with us this weekend. now it's time to buckle down and get ready for a busy Sunday. After morning worship service, i will have the opportunity to officiate a brief wedding ceremony for our church secretary's father and his new bride. His wife died a little over a year ago. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 16:25:52 EST Legacies Thanks to those of you who have been praying for our family regarding the Skype interview that I had yesterday evening. Thursday was an especially challenging day because two men who made a significant impact upon my life went into glory yesterday. <BR> <BR> Please pray for the families of Clyde Elder and Nodell Dennis today. Both of them served as Associational Missionaries in our state, and had an impact upon many lives over the years. I am thankful to be part of their legacy of faithfulne... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:34:00 EST Clarity Tonight could be a life-altering meeting. Please pray for our family as i spend some time with a search committee from a church outside of Chicago. This could simply be a distraction from what the Father wants for our lives. All I want is what He wants. <BR> <BR> Please pray that we would have clarity and direction as to whether or not this ministry opportunity is where He might be leading us. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:12:46 EST Wednesday Trying really hard to stay focused today. Not only are we being blessed with a beautiful day, but the Royals will play a deciding game 5 tonight in the ALDS. <BR> <BR> Hope your Wednesday goes well. Wed, 14 Oct 2015 11:04:23 EST 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