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/ Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988082 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987498 Busy day with our church family <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:45:32 EST Road Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986872 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986429 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985757 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985095 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984481 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 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983863 it's a typical Monday here in mid-Mo. <BR> <BR> hope your day is going well. <BR> <BR> got a couple of meetings tonight, so i'm trying to get some things done around the office. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:02:49 EST Mission Trips Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983197 it was so encouraging to hear from some of those who went on our church's mission trips over the summer. it's always a blessing to see when we begin to figure out that the Father can use us. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:29:35 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982710 had a good workout on the stationary bike this morning. now i'm trying to catch up on a couple of things before Sunday. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 22 Aug 2015 15:37:11 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982127 thanks for your prayers and concern for Olivia as she began her first day of school. as many of you know it's hard to determine the quality of a day from a 13 year old who doesn't want to be in school in the first place. <BR> <BR> she has only a couple of classes with any of her friends, so she is a little frustrated. hopefully today will go better. <BR> <BR> blessings Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:27:09 EST Olivia's first day of 8th grade http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981450 today is Olivia's first day of 8th grade. she is not looking forward to going back. hopefully this year will go better for her. please pray for her attitude and that she finds some "real" friends this year. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:57:04 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980830 our church will host the school district luncheon at noon. this evening we have prayer meeting and several groups are going out to prayer-walk our four local schools. Hope your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:05:43 EST Orientation Meeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980310 our baby girl starts the eighth grade on Thursday. She has an orientation meeting tonight where she will get her schedule and locker assignment. <BR> <BR> It's hard to believe our baby is getting so old. we're praying that this year goes better than last year for her. <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:13:59 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979555 hope your Monday is going well. we are getting ready for school to start later this week here in mid-Mo. our youngest daughter is having a little trouble adjusting from her summer sleep schedule to a more regimented one. <BR> <BR> hopefully, she'll be able to sleep during some more normal hours soon. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day. Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:59:23 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978977 Had a great time of worship at church this morning. hopefully our monthly business meeting goes well, and is not too lengthy. should get in some hoops tonight after that. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 16 Aug 2015 13:55:42 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978473 i was able to get into the rec center this morning so i could ride a stationary bike. one of these days i need to break down and buy an actual bike. oh well. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 15:25:47 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977880 got a run in this morning. the temps were beautiful when i started, however they heated up rather quickly. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Friday. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:14:10 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977352 Busy day. hope your day is going well. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:32:33 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976553 it's a typically busy Wednesday here at Church, so i will keep this short. <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! <BR> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:34:59 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975891 <em>39</em> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:46:46 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975252 we have a ministerial alliance meeting at lunch today. of course, it's a typical Monday with several things to get done before heading home this evening. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:59:05 EST Sunday evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974719 it's kind of a gloomy day in mid-Mo. i have a church council meeting this afternoon, followed by evening worship, and then hopefully some hoops to end the weekend. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday. Sun, 9 Aug 2015 13:57:10 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974276 trying to stay focused today. ended up running rather than riding the stationary bike, since the rec center was closed and our 24 hour cards wouldn't work this morning. <BR> <BR> hoping for a nice evening with my wife and our youngest daughter, that is if she ever comes out of her room. <BR> <BR> blessings. Sat, 8 Aug 2015 16:51:45 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973753 thanks for your prayers. we are still waiting to hear from the party that we have been discussing a ministry opportunity with for the past couple of months. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well. <BR> <BR> Got a nice run in this morning. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 14:35:24 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973085 today could bring with it some significant news for our family. i would simply ask that you pray that the Father's will be accomplished regardless of what happens. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Thu, 6 Aug 2015 10:47:01 EST Distracted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972557 trying to stay focused upon the task at hand today. hope your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:47:10 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971968 getting ready for our monthly 'deacon's meeting' tonight. we have a few things to discuss including how we can better focus upon the mission that all believers have been called to do; make disciples. <BR> <BR> Prayers appreciated. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:35:38 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971368 trying to catch up on some things around the office after being gone for a few days. hope your Monday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:18:36 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970865 We had an interesting worship service today @FBCC. There were two baptisms which is always a blessing. The first one was done by the grandfather of the candidate, who is a pastor in a church an hour or so away. The second was done by a former youth minister from our church who is now planting a church in Moberly. Due to some folks being gone and some confusion with our facilities, i mad an executive decision and canceled our evening services for tonight. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:07:20 EST Vacation's Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970297 Hoping to get focused upon the task ahead of me tomorrow. I'll be sharing during our morning worship service, and am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Saturday. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 13:11:28 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969790 i had planned for a shorter run this morning, but it felt so good out that i pushed it a little farther than expected. now i'm enjoying the rest of the day and then my wife and i will get groceries later this evening. <BR> <BR> blessings Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:38:08 EST Thursday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969215 enjoyed a nice run this morning, and the temperate weather allowed me to go a little farther than planned. hope your Thursday is going well. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:49:05 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968632 It's nice to be able to walk outside this morning without breaking into a sweat. Enjoying a visit from our daughter today. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:42:50 EST Steamy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967958 It's a hot late July day in mid-Mo. Fortunately, i got out for my run a little earlier this morning. If you are out in the heat be sure to take care of yourself. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:26:25 EST Happy Birthday, Olivia!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967410 today is our youngest daughter, Olivia's, thirteenth birthday. She has opened her presents from us, and gets to decide where we will eat later this evening. Her friends are all out of town for the summer, so she didn't really want to have a party except with us. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:16:13 EST Safely Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967117 today's drive went much better. besides some challenging rains in Southern Illinois, things went off without a hitch and we were back home by mid-afternoon. <BR> <BR> our trip to Florida was enjoyable, but it's good to be back home. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:49:12 EST Rough day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966617 our trip home was a nightmare. We spent 5 hours going 25 miles due to some maniac who was shooting at people after escaping from a trooper that he had shot during a morning stop. Fortunately the trooper is ok, and they finally removed him from the gene pool. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:02:08 EST Rare Reunion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965874 Today we head to Epcot. It was great to see on old friend from college yesterday. I am so appreciative to his wife, and my wife and daughter for indulging to old men in our rare opportunity to see each other. <BR> <BR> Hope your Friday is amazing. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:07:18 EST Thursday in Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965371 We're taking it easy today and doing some shopping and staying inside during the daytime as much as possible. We will head to Epcot tomorrow, and then starting heading home on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Hope your Thursday is going well. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:41:00 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965144 Hope your day was amazing. My wife and our youngest daughter spent the day together at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. It sure was hot. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:44:43 EST Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964568 <em>46</em> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:16:10 EST Vacation Begins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964054 <em>30</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:16:28 EST Sunday evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963324 our church is partnering with another church in town to host a country gospel concert at our church this evening. while i enjoy partnering in ministry with other churches, i am a little frustrated with a few of the details of tonight's event. <BR> <BR> oh well, i will go and hope for the best. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Sunday Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:38:18 EST Road Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962720 We're heading to Gower today to take our daughter and son-in-law their wedding gifts that we've been storing at our house for the past couple of weeks. hoping for a good day of travel and looking forward to seeing them both. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:22:28 EST VBS Day #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962205 Our Vacation Bible School comes to an end today. We had parent's night last night, and the students did an outstanding job sharing with their parents. After today, it is time to get ready for Sunday, then vacation for our family begins on Monday. <BR> <BR> Blessings. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 10:42:59 EST VBS Day #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961682 Our fourth day of VBS is being blessed with some nice weather in the morning. however, it may get a little brutal later today. Tonight is "Parent's Night" at our church. The kids will sing songs they have learned this week and then have an opportunity to share some of what they have learned with their parents and older siblings. <BR> <BR> hope your Thursday is going well. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:01:48 EST Day # 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961197 Wednesday is going well for our students and the adults that are pouring into them. It's been a great week so far, and the weather has been rather cooperative for outdoor activities. Today is a water war, so I need to stay clear of the firing zone. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Wednesday. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:34:51 EST Day #2 of VBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960614 Our VBS is in full swing. We are blessed with some outstanding leaders. Also, our Associate Pastor has stepped in and is taking the lead during our corporate worship time. It's exciting to see so many people step up and take a leadership role in our ministry to children and their families. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:34:05 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960144 our Vacation Bible School began this morning. we also had a celebration of the life of one of our members who went home to glory this past week. of course, we are having more "normal" mid July temps this week. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Monday Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:14:59 EST