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=6226462 we enjoyed a great evening of fellowship and fun last night. the weather was absolutely perfect. unfortunately, i didn't get to see my daughter and son-in-law off due to the time of the event. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great Monday. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:02:26 EST Sunday evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226027 getting ready for an afternoon at the home of a couple in our church. hopefully, the rain will hold off until after dark. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday. Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:23:31 EST Happy Birthday. Savannah!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225451 Today is our oldest daughter's birthday. We have been able to spend some time with her. Our son-in-law and his parents. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday! Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:40:57 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224829 hope you're having a great Friday. we have been having some weird weather her in mid-Mo. hopefully it doesn't get too crazy. <BR> <BR> got my run in this morning, and now it's time to get some things done around the house. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:42:50 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224315 we're getting ready for a busy and hopefully fun weekend. our oldest daughter and her husband will be spending some time with us as we celebrate her birthday. of course their puppy is coming to live with us for the weekend, which should make things rather crazy for the three dogs we already have. <BR> <BR> blessings Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:28:54 EST Tuesday Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223687 our associational church strengthening team spent a couple of hours with some church leadership of one of our churches that is on her last leg. hopefully, we were able to offer some guidance and hope to a weary group of leaders. <BR> <BR> blessings Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:47:40 EST Tuesday Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223188 tonight our church revitalization team is meeting with a pastor in a nearby community whose church is struggling. we would appreciate prayers as we seek to encourage him, and help him develop a plan for his fellowship. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:31:03 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222476 it's a busy day here in our little town. we have a family that is going through several things with respect to their health. Please lift up the Fair family when you go to the Father today. <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:07:36 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222004 we were blessed with a great crowd this morning. we attended a fundraiser lunch for the Mexico mission trip and are now at home waiting for the evening festivities to begin. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:33:13 EST Oh Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221485 we had a nice crowd at our tailgate party last night. by the time we got everything cleaned up and taken back to church the game was half-over so i went home. <BR> <BR> hope you're having a great weekend. Sat, 20 Aug 2016 14:14:46 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221008 Olivia made it through her first day of high school yesterday. she is planning on going to the football game this evening. hopefully, she'll have a good time and make some new friends. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:59:17 EST Frustrated for Olivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220264 today is our daughter, Olivia's first day of high school. she got some disheartening news yesterday, when the "friend" she thought she was walking to school with is going with someone else, who doesn't want Olivia to "tag along". <BR> <BR> we were hoping that some of the middle school drama was finally over, and that some of her classmates were finally growing up a little. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:25:30 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219643 today is the final day before our youngest daughter begins her high school adventure. <BR> <BR> hopefully, things are going well for you and yours today. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:46:06 EST Seeking Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218963 all i can say is that our family is praying for wisdom. we want what God wants. <BR> <BR> have a great day! Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:25:05 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218340 it's Monday, and i'm rather busy. hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:15:25 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217882 heading out for another busy Sunday afternoon and evening. <BR> <BR> hope you're enjoying your day. Sun, 14 Aug 2016 16:25:40 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217382 i was hoping to spend about 90 minutes on the bike today at our rec center. however, i had to wait my turn, so i ended up running a little over 4 miles on my typical off-day for running. oh well, it was good to take a nice leisurely run before spending about an hour on the bike. <BR> <BR> hope your Saturday is going well. Sat, 13 Aug 2016 17:05:13 EST Hot Friday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216768 with thunderstorms all around us, i went for a modified run this morning. of course, it never rained, nor did i see any lightning. it was muggy and hot, so i made laps with a couple of stops at the high school, where there is a water fountain. <BR> <BR> hope your day is going well. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:02:24 EST Freshman Orientation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216108 it's going to be a hot day. i'm hoping to get the yard mowed this afternoon. we will be taking our youngest daughter to Freshman orientation at the high school this afternoon. the adventure begins a week from today. <BR> <BR> blessings Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:44:34 EST oh well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215519 deacons' meeting ran long again last night. i'm not sure why, we were almost through at about 8:15, and then we got into new business and it drug on until almost 10 p.m. <BR> <BR> i wish they would put this meeting on Sunday afternoons before church. if we had a meeting behind this one, it would force us to get done on time. <BR> <BR> rant over. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:07:55 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214881 hope your day is going well. took my wife's car into the shop this morning to get some new tires. hopefully, that will be all her car needs today. <BR> <BR> it's a little muggy here today in mid-Mo, but it wasn't too bad when i went out for a run this morning. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Tuesday. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 11:19:00 EST Summer's winding down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214267 our youngest daughter is glad to have her friend back in town. hopefully, this will help to ease some of the anxiety that comes with starting high school in a little over a week. <BR> <BR> while she claims that it's "no big deal", it seems that it may be more of a deal than she wants us to know. <BR> <BR> after last year's struggles in eighth grade, we are hoping that high school goes better for her. <BR> <BR> she still has a few days to sleep in and enjoy her freedom from school. <BR>... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 11:02:30 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213672 Today is our final day of our "Stay-cation". Then it's time to head back into the office to see what needs to be done. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 7 Aug 2016 10:43:29 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213308 the rains seem to have subsided for a few days. we are being blessed with an amazing day here in mid-Mo. it's strange not having to get ready to preach tomorrow. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Saturday. Sat, 6 Aug 2016 14:45:28 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212855 Spent some time with my wife running errands in Columbia, and then enjoying lunch together. it seems that our youngest daughter has had enough socializing for one week. <BR> <BR> hope your weekend goes well. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 16:39:17 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212281 Traveling to Sedalia to family. Thu, 4 Aug 2016 16:37:37 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211683 Hanging out with Olivia & Debbie today. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day, Wed, 3 Aug 2016 16:36:57 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211025 We're enjoying our family "Stay-cation". Not much planned today and that sounds good. <BR> <BR> Blessings Tue, 2 Aug 2016 13:36:14 EST Asus Stinks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209811 For about the fifth time, my Asus laptop witll be heading the the shop. hopefully, they'll destroy it. <BR> <BR> Grrr.. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:03:59 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209453 our youngest daughter will come home tomorrow after a couple of days with her sister and her husband. <BR> <BR> hopefully she's had a good weekend. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 30 Jul 2016 21:33:53 EST Weekend Getaway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208858 this morning, i drove Olivia to Chillicothe to meet my son-in-law. he was picking her up to take her back to Gower, where she is going to spend the weekend with him and her sister. <BR> <BR> This was our oldest daughter, Savannah's idea. Hopefully, it will be a great time for the two of them to bond and it will give Olivia an opportunity to get out of our little town for a few days. <BR> <BR> Blessings Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:13:39 EST Happy Birthday, Olivia!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207597 Today we are blessed to celebrate our youngest daughter's fourteenth birthday. <BR> <BR> Hope she has an amazing day! Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:45:39 EST Tough days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206950 a family in our community lost their infant child yesterday. the grandmother is a member of our church. the child has been in the ICU for most of her short life. <BR> <BR> Please pray for the Herring family. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:26:20 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206529 today is a typically crazy Monday. hope your day is going well. it's hard to believe that our baby girl's birthday is in a couple of days. <BR> <BR> blessings. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:06:30 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205886 we were blessed with a great time of Bible study and worship today at our church. now it's time to get ready for our evening service. <BR> <BR> hopefully, this week will be a little calmer than the last few. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 24 Jul 2016 14:15:04 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205370 it's going to be another hot day here in mid-Mo. hopefully, this morning's funeral will offer some comfort and encouragement to the family in our church who lost a child this past week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:44:43 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204922 it's a wet and and about to be very hot Friday. this afternoon i will travel to Columbia for the visitation time for Jessica Robb. Thank you so much for keeping this family in your prayers <BR> <BR> have a great Friday. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:05:32 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204921 it's a wet and and about to be very hot Friday. this afternoon i will travel to Columbia for the visitation time for Jessica Robb. Thank you so much for keeping this family in your prayers <BR> <BR> have a great Friday. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:05:31 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204283 it was a steamy run early this morning. fortunately, i was able to get the yard mowed yesterday evening, so i won't have to worry about it for a few days. <BR> <BR> our church family is so thankful for all of you who have shown concern and offering prayers for the family of Jessica Robb. her funeral will be this Saturday morning. <BR> <BR> hopefully, the family can sense the Father's arms around them as they walk this path together. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:57:47 EST Hot Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203726 the heat wave is beginning today in our part of the world. we still have not heard anything regarding the funeral for the young lady, Jessica Robb, who died in a car accident earlier this week. <BR> <BR> since her mother lives in Columbia, I am assuming that the funeral will be in that community. thank you so much for lifting up this family in your prayers. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:59:05 EST Update on Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203125 I am truly grateful for those of you who have been praying for the family that I mentioned yesterday. here are a few more details so that you might know better how to pray. <BR> <BR> Allan Robb is the father of Jessica Robb, who was the young woman (20 years old) who died in a car accident yesterday morning. Allan and Tracey's mom have been divorced for several years. About a year ago, she had moved back to live with her dad, and was doing well adjusting to life in a small town. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:44:07 EST Please Pray http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202547 i covet your prayers for a family in our community that lost their daughter in a tragic car accident this morning. <BR> <BR> I will give more information when available. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:48:37 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202019 today some of our children from Vacation Bible School shared a song that they learned in worship. it's always great to see future generations leading in worship <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. i have a meeting at 4 followed by business meeting at 6, <BR> <BR> Blessings Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:57:10 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201623 today has been a busy day. after a some time on the bike this morning, i came home for a quick lunch and then headed to a visitation and funeral of one of our former members this afternoon. <BR> <BR> i had planned on going to just visitation, but ended up staying for the funeral after the widower asked me if i wanted to have a part in the service. i told him that was up to him. <BR> <BR> nothing transpired and that is fine, and now i am finally back home for a bit. <BR> <BR> hope your S... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 19:04:22 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200909 we had our family night for Vacation Bible School last night. today is the final day, but it's been a great week. <BR> <BR> hope your Friday is going well. <BR> <BR> blessings Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:58:05 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200406 Day 4 of VBS is going well. hope you're having an amazing Thursday. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:37:47 EST Prayer Request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199792 Please keep Wilma Griffin and her family in your prayers. She is on hospice, and her loving and faithful husband who has cared for her in her illness over the past several years knows that his days with her are numbered. <BR> <BR> I was able to see her last week, and she tried to squeeze my hand when i prayed for her. she has become so weak. the comfort is that she is a woman of great faith and compassion, and knows that her Lord awaits her. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:13:06 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199184 we're on to day #2 of VBS. things are going well. hopefully, we won't have any cleanup needs here in town. i'm weary of dragging brush and cleaning up limbs. <BR> <BR> enjoy your Tuesday. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:06:03 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198651 it's a busy first day of Vacation Bible School here at our church. After this crazy weekend of clearing limbs out of yards, it might feel like a welcome respite. <BR> <BR> hope your Monday is going well. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:56:07 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198205 After a busy weekend, we cleared another yard this afternoon, and are now getting ready to join together for an evening at our local park. <BR> <BR> hope your Sunday is going well. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 17:18:46 EST