Archive | February, 2011

Source of my business

21 Feb

The title is supposed to say busy-ness, not business, but I don’t know how to differentiate between the two. 

Anyway.  The reason why my car is the last one to leave work most days:

I am planning a trip to take 22 students from my school to NASA.  We are going to the Jonson Space Center in Houston, TX. 

Its been pretty tough.  Not only is planning for the trip a part-time job in and of itself, but I definately feel the emotional pressure and stress of taking people’s money and promising the trip of a lifetime to a group of 8th graders (some of whom have never been out of Southern CA) and knowing that I still can’t actually guarentee any such thing.

We have to raise $17,300 to make the trip a reality or we don’t go.  So far we have about half and we have a month left to get all our funds in.

We are hosting a spaghetti dinner night and silent auction at my school and then the students are going to sell raffle tickets to which the grand prize is $500 toward any Carnival Cruise. 

I am praying hard. I know God owns the cattle on a thousand hills and can do anything.  I am asking Him to do this too.

Would you please pray for us?

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Sunday Set

19 Feb

Tomorrow I am leading worship at Sandals morning services.  I am excited about our set.. but I gotta say… nervous about one of them because getting the words….yikes.

Here it is:  Our God, Cannons, None But Jesus, Everything, and Stronger.

Have you figured out which one lyrically stumps me?  Its the one you can never get either… Everything.  I love that song, but, really Tim?  (Hughes, I mean.  He wrote the song) =)

I have never lead this song before.  Always left it to someone else to memorize the words.  Here it is:

“God in my living, there in my breathing, God in my waking, God in my sleeping, God in my resting, there in my working, God in my thinking, God in my speaking….. God in my hoping, there in my dreaming, God in my watching, God in my waiting, God in my laughing, there in my weeping, God in my hurting, God in my healing…”

Yeah, I think I might have a cheat sheet tomorrow.

With all joking aside, I love how this song seems to encompass so many parts of life.  For me, I love how it seems to cover all the emotions of our infertility journey.

I got to meet Tim Hughes last year and thank him for writing this song.  It is a gift…. but it still takes a bit to memorize =)

My sad days

17 Feb

Here is what my days look like lately.

Yes, that is my car.. the last one in the parking lot at the end of the school day. 

This is what things look like nowadays when I leave work.  Many times I am the last one there. Its just a little bit depressing.

Lots going on at work.

Have you seen this?

16 Feb

I have seen this a few times in my life but never in California.

This was in the airport in Oklahoma: a revolving toilet protector.

No need to put a seat cover down, just press a button and the old plastic goes into the machine while new plastic rolls out.

I still take other precautions because this is just odd to me and to me seems unreliable. 

Nonetheless, I think its funny.

Home Sick

15 Feb

Finally updating my blog…. cause I actually have some time. 

It takes getting the flu to make me sit on the couch long enough to make this happen.  I took today off of work and also taking tomorrow to rest.  I have a hard time taking 2 days off of work. 

I know its been a long time since my last post but this is me, starting to catch up.  More posts will follow.