Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I can't help but wonder why you have decided to visit southern Pennsylvania so much this winter. You haven't been around in such large amounts for as long as I can remember. Normally you only come for short visits once or twice a year. If I recall correctly, you came in the form of about 47 inches within this past month. We have spent numerous hours (approximately 12 to be exact) moving you from our pathway and our parking spaces into large piles off to the side. I finally thought you were gone for good when I got a glimpse of green grass this past week. Boy was I wrong! Now, as rumor has it, you have decided to come back for another visit in the days to come. I hate to say it, but you're really not welcome. I'm pretty sure that most of us have seen enough of you already and would much rather see sunshine, warm temperatures, and flowers. Please stay away. As a matter of fact, please go into hiding until at least late November or December. Then you will be welcome to make an appearance again. Thank you very much!
P.S. I have enclosed a picture that is proof of your visit earlier this month. As you can see, there was plenty of you around...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
It's pretty sad that an individual would get laughed at and practically dismissed for suggesting that an immigration rally be started by saying the Pledge of Allegience. Makes me wonder what this country is coming to...
Friday, February 5, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
This past weekend was definitely a blessing. Josh and I went up to my parents' house and lead the teens from their church on their winter retreat. It was a great time for all! It was such a blessing to spend time with the teens and to be able to get to know them better and have fun with them. The speaker for the weekend was great. He talked about living out our faith outside the walls of the church. His messages were definitely very challenging and made me think a lot about my faith and how I need to be living it out better everywhere that I am. Outside of the services we also had a lot of fun. We got to play different games and sports, hang out at a bonfire, play hide and go seek in our cabin late and night, and just do a lot of random things. It was definitely great!
Here's a picture of the eleven of us who went on the retreat (the guy in the back middle wasn't with us - he just jumped in the picture)....
Over the weekend we also got to spend a little time with my family which was definitely nice. We got to see my sister on her birthday as well. It was just a great weekend all together!
Now I'm back home and back into the normal routine of life. I'm trying to figure out things to do to occupy my time, yet be productive at the same time. It's working somewhat. I still have some more figuring out to do. I guess I'll go now. I just wanted to update this and tell you all about my wekend and let you know I'm alive. I'll try to post better this week.