Monday, February 2, 2009

WOW! We had a very relaxing weekend. No open pressure! AAAAHHHHHH!!!!! Garrett went on a ski trip with the teens from church and had a blast. He text me on the way home and said, "OMGOSH mom I had so much fun, we have to take a family vacation and go skiing! I am so good I am not kidding. I can't wait to go again!" ......I could literally hear the excitement jump out of the text! It warms my heart when my kids share their excitement with me!

By the way......any of you out there that have kids or teens, Spirit of Life Church has a GREAT teen group and kids zone. I am not kidding......they have had several activities and always have a great time. Not to mention...... I can tell you that Garrett has grown a lot spiritually too.

Anyway, I just wanted to share. Talk to you all soon. Love ya.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Last night a friend's husband died of a heart attack! Early 50s! I have always been the type of person to talk to people about their salvation only when asked about the subject and I now have decided that it just may be too late. So, if any of you are wondering ....... "Am I going to go to Heaven?" or "I will have time to think about that later!"...........Just know that there may not be a later. Wouldn't you like to be sure now? I am resting easy knowing that Jesus is my Savior AND Lord and that I WILL be meeting him and all of my loved ones in Heaven. Please, Please, Please, Say this prayer and mean it.

Lord Jesus,

Please forgive me for all of my sins and thank you so much for dying on that Cross so that my sins can be forgiven. I want You to be my Savior and I want You to be Lord over my life.

It is that simple.....just make sure you let someone know! If you have any questions or want to talk about anything, please don't hesitate to call me @ 217-201-2733.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Illinois is HOME!

Glad to be back in Illinois......not a good trip! The only thing good about it was that we were all together and it did snow....which I loved. Guess what? We are staying home this weekend and the following weekend and I am going to ENJOY it! I pray that everyone is doing well.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

God is so good!

Hello........I'm baaaackkk!

Sorry about that fellow bloggers! I have really been busy and I know that is no excuse but, true. Spirit of Life Church is going strong and we have been very busy painting, taking down walls, putting up new walls, etc., etc., etc. We now have the nursery, toddlers, kids zone, and teen area
I can hardly contain myself I am soooooo excited! Just in case I have not told you our church is
located at the Wildwood Center in Mt. Zion.
Shane and my Mom were Baptized.........Hallelujah! It was an amazing thing to experience my husband and my Great things are happening in our family. God is so good.

Along with all of the church stuff going on we also have gone into show choir season for Garrett. We are traveling every weekend. Last week we had the Competition at Mt. Zion, but, the week before that we were in Onalaska, Wisconsin.....B -E- A- U- tiful country annnnnndddd we (I say we ..... as a parent I can claim that I am part of the we) got Grand Champions!!!! Whewhooo! This weekend we go to Johnston, Iowa (another 6 hour trip). WE LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT!!

JJ and Ashley have moved back to town. Ashley is doing her student teaching in Sullivan and JJ is doing his internship at the DISC in Decatur. They actually will be graduating from Eastern in May.......Yeah! One boy graduating from college and one from high school......big milestones in our lives.
I will try to be better about updating you on what's going on in our lives and I will post some more pictures soon.....Promise.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Spirit of Life

OMG! I had Garrrett check out my blog today and I'm thinking, "he is going to think that I am so cool.....a mom with a blog!" But, nooooooooo, he says, "you sound old". OLD, OLD? Geez, my bubble has been burst!

Anyway, I want to tell you what has been going on in our life lately. As some of you know we have been searching for a new church for the past 2 1/2 years .........basically waiting for our friend Doug Rudow to start a church. It has finally happened and we are soooooooo excited! God is going to do wonderful things through this church. It is called Spirit of Life. It is growing fast and we are now moving to a temporary facility in Mt.Zion, the Mt. Zion Civic Center. I believe that it won't be long before we are bursting out of the seams there also. I hope that you will all visit won't be sorry.


Friday, August 22, 2008

My First Time

My first time blogging......what were you thinking? A friend of mine, Tammi, told me that I need to start a blog because I love to look at other peoples blogs. I think it is awesome that we have such technology that allows us to peek into each others lives and share with others the most precious things in our own lives. The purpose of my blog is going to be just that.....sharing. Sharing things that are happening "now" and reflecting back in my life to share the best of the"then". Thus the name of my blog......Reflections Now and Then.