Saturday, September 29, 2007

Does anybody else have this problem?

I'm so amazed at the committment of the church, the staff, and the families of Farmland Friends. My heart just gets so excited when I think of what God is doing inside the beautiful people in this church. I see so much potential in our ministries and I'm starting to get the vision of the church, and I'm so blessed to be a part of it! During this time of the building to bless campaign, I took part in a 24 hour prayer day. I signed up for my hour on Friday at 10:30 am. I was really looking forward to taking this hour just devoted to prayer and spending time with God. Friday came and I was ready. All morning I was trying to get my mind in the attitude of prayer and I really wanted God to show me what to specifically pray for. The hour came and it was Awesome! I read in Psalms, praised God, really focused on how grateful I was that He's my God. After that I prayed for everything God brought to my mind. I was telling myself, this needs to be a reoccuring event in my life. Well, that was the first thirty minutes. About the time 11:00 rolled around, my mind was drifting to other things I had to do that day like picking my kids up, putting together a new dresser, hanging window treatments, the huge pile of laundry I had, etc. . . . I couldn't pray constantly for one tiny little hour! I had such a hard time focusing after that first thirty minutes. I don't know if it was satan trying to distract me or if I just can't concentrate that long (which is highly possible). I felt like such a dissappointment to God. Why couldn't I just pray for one little hour of my thirty-one years I have spent on Earth? Seriously! I did end up refocusing and praying for something God brought to my mind after I stopped thinking of what to have for dinner that night! The next day I was reminded that God knows that my mind wanders a lot and seems to be thinking of 1,000 things at once. He also knows my heart and knows that it's the quality of the time and not the quantity of the time I spend with him. I'm so glad that God listens to me anytime I talk to him even if it's for a second. I just hope I'm not the only one that really finds it difficult to pray for an hour! Please let me know!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Soccer Stars!

Sidney and Lucas had soccer practice for the first time on Monday. I couldn't wait to see how they liked it and how well they picked up the game! Before Monday, we all went to get shin guards, shoes, and socks at Wal-Mart. James, the soccer expert, showed each kid how to put on the shin guards first, then the high socks, and fold them just right where the stripes show (yeah, a lot more to putting socks on than I thought!). Then, finish off with the nice shiny shoes. Sidney and Lucas were very excited! We got there and Lucas got a ball and went right out to the field to play. Sidney also went right out like she's been playing soccer forever. They had an awesome time and mommy loved watching them! I thought I would show off my son scoring a goal! Yeah, I know, he's a stud. He gets all his talent from me, just don't tell James.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Puking Snakes

Yes, I'm going to write about puking snakes! I watched the show "Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe tonight and he had to catch these snakes and put them in a bag to take to the lab. Okay, first of all I HATE snakes but of course I couldn't stop watching. He actually picked the snakes up and got bit like twenty times! Blood was dripping all over and he was yelling in pain! They weren't venemous, but STILL! I could never ever, ever, ever, ever do that even if I knew the snake wasn't poisonous. Just when I think it can't get any worse, he has to take them back to the lab and poke a rod down the "other" end of the snake and here is the worst part: He made the snake puke up what it ate and then proceeded to put the "puke" in a baggie to be researched. WHAT? Why would you need to make a snake puke? All I know was that it was the most digusting things I ever saw. So there is my puking snake story. I tried to find the clip on YouTube but it wasn't there. Can you tell I didn't have anything good to write about today? So, watch an episode of "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel. Maybe you too can see a puking snake!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Super Day with the Sorensens!

What a good day! We went to the Children's Museum in Indianapolis on Labor Day. I was surprised that it wasn't too busy. What a great place for a kid and an adult to play! They have five stories of really educational and fun stuff! Our favorite place is, of course, the Dinosphere, which would make a great Bid KidZone by the way. I got some ideas for decorating the Big KidZone there. Above the Carousel they have these little finger lights that hang down with the tips that light up. It looks like a starry sky, it's awesome. They also have this great area for kids that has foam rocks that look real and you can push them with a bulldozer. What kid wouldn't like that? My favorite was the big indoor rock that has slides, stairs, and little windows where you can see animals underground. What a great idea for the Lid KidZone! Watch out people, I'm dreaming big! How about a rock climbing wall in the Big KidZone? Anyway, we had a lot of fun with Kris, Tammy, and Shelby. Sidney and Shelby loved the water play area, I think we could have stayed there all day! Can't wait until my next visit!