Sunday, September 04, 2005

Sunday morning pancakes

That's what I'm making right now. Not from scratch...don't get too excited. Just good ol' Jiffy baking mix, with chocolate chips thrown in for good measure. I don't make them very often, but we're out of waffles for the kids, so I didn't have anything else to offer them for breakfast. Made a few plain ones for Ethan - what he doesn't know won't hurt him.

Church was really good last night. Steve made a very good point in talking about what has happened in the Gulf states. He talked about how some Christians will jump up and say what happened was all God's judgment, while others will say that God allowed it to happen. At the end of the day, it's not up to us to discern. Either stand really makes an assumption about God that we can't possibly know. The Bible clearly shows that sometimes God is a God of judgment, sometimes a God of mercy, a jealous God, a loving God, a compassionate God...He is ALL of those things. Steve reminded us that we must let Him be ALL of those things, ALL of the time, without making any assumptions about His motives.

Steve also talked about what Belmont (our church) is doing to help and what we can do. We are partnering with Operation Blessing and Hope Force Intl. Our church has a longstanding partnership with Operation Blessing and the couple who founded Hope Force are members of Belmont. I guess it has been officially "sanctioned" or partnered with the Salvation Army and is doing all kinds of things to help. They asked Steve if he could round up at least 5 ordained ministers that could go be chaplains at the Astrodome. One of those will be Doug Mann. We're so excited that he can go be part of this effort and we're praying that God will use him in amazing ways. Knowing Doug, these people at the Astrodome have NO idea what they're in for, LOL!

No plans for the holiday weekend. Lazy day today and tomorrow will be just another Monday, minus tumbling and Bible study (both off for the holiday). I'm thinking of going to JoAnn's to get fabric, since they have a sale and I actually saved my coupons. Cori asked me to make her a baby carrier and I need to get on it.

Last weekend I taught myself how to crochet and yesterday I finished my first project! I made a baby afghan for Rod and Linda's new baby. I plan to take a picture of it today and will post when I can. Oh, that was the other thing I did this week - go to the hospital to see the new baby! Katherine Michelle (Katie). I gave them the baby album I made and told them the other part of their gift would come soon. Now I'll be able to take it whenever I take them a meal this week. I'm praying Linda has a quick and easy recovery (c-section) and that Katie has gotten more interested in nursing. I hope that works out better for them this time, too.

I do have a new idea for something to blog about every day and will start it tonight...


Angie said...

I can't wait to see you using your new idea. *grin* Mmm Pancakes. I havent had any in a while.