Saturday, October 27, 2007

Times Festival of Reading

We made it to the Times Festival of Reading today. Early rains didn't even slow us down. Of course, we never made it out of the children's area, but DW had a good time. We heard "The Earthlings" sing a few songs, listened to "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" read by the Police Chief, in uniform. DW went on some of the bouncy slides and we got some Publix swag in a backpack. I never made it over to the vendor areas. Maybe I'll go back by myself when the boys are asleep?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Stumped for Writing Challenge

This week's FaithWriter's Writing Challenge is on "Sunday School" and I'm stumped. Of course, it's only Friday night...

I worked on an essay for "Women of Passions" from Heart of God International. Hope it's something that they'll be able to use. If not, I'll find a home for it somewhere.

I'm really enjoying writing. It's keeping my mind active with something other than diapers and feeding.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Gift for My Children

Attended a memorial service tonight. A neighbor of ours died too young (52), but she left behind so many happy memories for her family and friends. The service was sad, but there was also laughter as her son shared a story about traveling with smelly shoes and her husband told of how they met.

There was one awkward moment that made me think. A woman, I don't know the relation, got up and spoke of our friend's faith in Jesus. She challenged those in attendance to examine their own hearts and get into a relationship with God so that they can be with him, and our friend, in heaven. Our friend's daughter, in grief, retorted that her mother didn't believe in an exclusive heaven; that you only have to be good.

I want my sons to know Jesus. I want them to know of my faith so that they are confident of my and their salvation. That just reinforces my desire to share this with them starting while they're still young. I want them to have that assurance, not doubt.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Editor's Choice Award

My FaithWriters challenge piece for "worship" netted a 1st place in Advanced level and a 2nd place in the Editor's Choice awards. It's my first time in either category and I'm really feeling honored.

Sanctuary will be published in one of the quarterly books sold on

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Go Bulls Go! Again!

If God doesn't love the USF Bulls, why is green the liturgical color during football season?

Just kidding. The BCS poll came out today and they're ranked #2 behind Ohio State. Big excitement in our family. Next game - Rutgers.