24 April 2006

Church weekend

J and I went to Caddo church of Christ last night for the last night of a "Campaign for Christ" meeting. The meeting was hosted by a group of preachers-in-training from Bear Valley Institute in Denver. So anyone who knows our church situation can see there was a tad bit of awkwardness in seeing the upstarts who left our church last year amid a series of arguments over God's Word. In short, they made a big ruckus about elder qualifications before leaving the church and taking a good chunk of the membership with them.

These people were our friends, but they're really not now. No big falling-out; we just stopped keeping in touch when they chose to leave our fellowship. I'm not sure if this was sinful. I think we should have tried to come to some sort of understanding, or at least let them know that we thought what they did to the Lord's church was wrong. But I didn't really understand myself that it was wrong until months later. God doesn't want His people to waste their time bickering about His words. That's one of the reasons He did away with the old law; so that His children could unite in the Spirit, and not live by the law anymore. We've got so many things to do, and arguing about the "little stuff" should not be on that list. People win souls by preaching Jesus, not arguing doctrine. It's taken me a while to realize this, but I think a lot of people at our church learned this lesson in the past year, as God gave us the strength to persevere through that tough time of being without a preacher, down to two overworked elders, and about 25 members smaller.

19 April 2006

Am I a loving servant or a genocide-leading dictator?

So the first time I took this test, I took it with only 27 questions, and was told I was Sadaam Hussein!! I was immediately thrown into a murderous rage, so I re-took the test with more questions, and was justified! Oh wait, we're sorry, we seem to have miscalculated...you're actually Mother Teresa!

Online quizzes are awesome.

17 April 2006

Croquet, Candy, and Cousins!

Here's a glimpse of our Easter weekend activities. Jay's family gatherings work totally differently from mine, so he's still getting used to dedicating an entire day to family for major holidays. We were at my aunt and uncle's house from noon to 9 p.m.: ate two meals, played two marathon games of croquet, played Spades and Taboo, and watched home movies. We didn't both do all these things, but this is what kept both of us busy the whole time. Tons of fun! The top photo is Jay and my brother Tyler; the next one is the remaining egg-hunters: Ty and our cousins Holly, Jenny, and Mattie; next is my brother Kyle and mom playing some croquet; and last is a highly rare photo of my Grandad smiling with teeth (!) and Mattie playing outside.

07 April 2006

It's the Chronic(What?!)les of Narnia!

Everyone has to watch this video if you haven't seen it already. I haven't watched SNL in forever, but this is hiLARIious!! Also, watch this one on youtube of two 11-year-old boys lip-synching it. They recreated it so closely!! Equally hiLARious!!

"We're 'bout to get taken to a dreamworld of magic!" (so shouts two grown men in a theater about to watch The Chronicles of Narnia.)

06 April 2006

DVR saved my marriage

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is only partially true. But seriously though, DVR rocks my world. Or rather, it removes what could be some rocks in my otherwise smooth marital relationship (ho! so clever, so clever...).

Anyway, instead of shushing Jay when he walks in the house in the middle of one of my shows, I wait and watch the shows when Jay won't be home, or if I must, I can always pause when he walks in and pay him all the attention he deserves. Life is good. And so are all my awesome shows! Veronica Mars is generally the coolest girl I [don't] know, young Chris Rock is hiLARious, the Lost castaways are lost in this crazy mindgame I'm lovin', and The Office is the funniest show on TV. Period.