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Help me, Rhonda…


help, help me, Rhonda. (is that the Beach Boys?)

Anyway, I’m writing today because I’ve been in a bit of an internal debate and I would love to hear everyone’s opinions on the matter.

So, Mason almost always takes his morning nap at 10.

Guess what starts at 10 on Sunday.


This has been a dilemma for us because Mason won’t let you rock him to sleep. He likes to just lay down in his bed and go to sleep by himself. He also sleeps in the car. That’s about it.

So, during church Mason becomes a demon. He is cranky and wants to either run around rampant or go to sleep. So, Brent and I have just been leaving him in the nursery. If he can play and entertain himself, he is usually fine. Then he usually passes out about 2 minutes after we get in the car (making lunch difficult, but that’s not the point).

I guess my battle has been- at what point do I have to teach Mason that he has to sit in church or at least figure out how to get him to just fall asleep.

He’s only 11 months old, but I don’t want to wait too long and then him just be too crazy to sit through church.

Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?


The cups


So- any of you who are weekly church attenders know all about the cups for the Lord’s Supper. I’m sure all of you have encountered this situation- You go to a new church and you don’t know whether to put the little plastic cup back in the tray or in the cup holders in front of you. I know I’m not the only one that carefully watches all the people who get the tray before you to try and make sure that you don’t mess it up.

Well, here’s a curveball for you… the church Brent and I have been going to up here DOES BOTH. It’s weird. Some people put the cup in the tray, some people put it in the pew. Talk about confusing. Brent and I can’t figure out what to do. It seems like if we put it in the tray, everyone around us puts it in the pew and vice versa.

Now, you probably shouldn’t be stressing out about this so much when you should really be focusing on the whole purpose of the Lord’s Supper, but it sure is difficult. I think we are going to be pew-ers. It’s kind of fun. Plus, why do churches install those things if they aren’t going to use them (I’m talking to you, PBL)?  It definitely speeds up the whole process.

On a completely different note, we find out the sex of the baby on Thursday! I can’t wait. Check back here then, you guys will be the 5 6… 70th in line to know. 🙂 Place your bets now.


“I” Syndrome


Tonight, at church, we had our Summer Series. Now. to be honest, I don’t like Summer Series. I didn’t like it when we lived in Greenville and I still don’t really like it here. Tonight was different, though. I really enjoyed our lesson tonight. It was exactly what I needed to hear. The lesson was “I Need Thee Every Hour”. And that’s true. I need God every hour.

I think the reason I enjoyed this lesson so much is because there is so much going on in my life right now. More than I  care to share and more than I care to burden you all with. The thing that keeps me going and keeps us all going, is God.

The “I” Syndrome was something the speaker mentioned. He said that when you get “I” Syndrome, God humbles you. God is smart like that. He knows just the right time to knock you back down a few levels.

In summary… God rocks and that’s all there is to it. And because of Him, I’m going to be able to plan VBS, keep my grades up, and bake my heart out over the next few weeks. 🙂