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40 Days in the Word – Week 1

23 Sep

This morning, Ed and I took a needed break from working out and slept in a bit before attending early service at church together.  We were pleased to here from the new teaching pastor.  Both of us can really relate to his style of teaching and gives us a taste of the teaching we miss back from our regular church in Ohio.  After service, we split.  Ed went to Goodwill to drop off our items from yesterday’s purging adventure and I went to serve in the nursery.

This week was the kickoff for the “40 Days in the Word Challenge”.  Ed and I decided as a couple to take on the challenge together since we are currently not part of a small group.  Each week involves a verse to memorize and a lesson.  Scripture memorization is a struggle we both have.  I envy the people who can throw out the most appropriate Bible verse in the middle of a deep conversation.  It is not my gift, but I accept the challenge.

In order for Ed and I to help each other out, I placed this weeks verse on a card and taped it to the bathroom mirror.  How original, right?

Check me out.

Perfect!  As soon as I showed Ed, his first comment was, “you haven’t memorized is yet?”  Seriously, dude?  😉

While we were all set to tackle this lesson on our own, we received a call from friends this afternoon inviting us to their group tonight as they are also starting the lesson and know we were looking for a group to join.  Brian and Pamela are a great couple we met when we first started attending Grace.  They invited us to dinner at their place before group and then we’ll be diving into the lesson with others.  After that Ed’s second volleyball game of the season will take place.

Busy Sunday to say the least.  Sleeping in was definitely a ‘must do’.

What are you up to on this beautiful Sunday afternoon?

With the exception of all the above activities, we did get a little relaxation in, organized some more of the apartment and lots of Sunday Football.  Fantasy Football is a high level topic of conversation around here these days.  What about where you are?



21 Aug

Today I’m sharing breakfast.  I woke up 30 minutes later then I wanted to, so eating at my desk was a necessity.  I scooped up my quick oats mixture, grabbed my banana that was on the verge of death and made it to work with time to spare.

“It tastes better then it looks.”

For my quick oats, I start with plain oats and add whatever I can find for substance.  It usually looks something like this…

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar (give or take)
  • 1 small handful of dried cranberries (any type of dried fruit, nuts or fresh fruit will suffice)
  • Enough Vanilla Almond Milk to get everything moving

“Heat and enjoy!”

Of course this breakfast lasted about an hour before I was munching for more.  So, snack time was welcomed early.


“Sweet and salty is always a winner.”

Earlier this week I spent my first Sunday in the nursery at church.  Today was their fall kick-off, so I had less then 2 days to get my application done.


 Of course I procrastinated and underestimated the amount of time this would take me.

“I may or may not have been finishing the tough questions in the parking lot.”

I got it in though and although there is a few more steps, I’ll be spending my odd month Sundays with the infants for the fall.  The fall kick-off was a HUGE event and if I wasn’t talking to so many people throughout the entire event…

“Everyone wants dibs on the new girl!”

…I may have snapped a picture or two.  Dinner was Qdoba sponsored rice and beans with chicken and a sweet chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

The event was for volunteers from infant through grade school.  Once we split into our assigned groups, I got a little more then I bargained for and I met a friend who just completed the Athleta Iron Girl in Columbia this past Sunday.  I’ve been hearing about this race for the past month, but didn’t have time to train.  She was nothing but encouraging about helping me prepare for upcoming triathlons and/or dualthons in the area.

“Say what now?”

Before I knew it, we traded numbers and are going to talk about upcoming races.

“Can’t we just be running buddies first?”

Looks like my goals are already shaping up for 2013!


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What goals are you working towards in your workout routines?

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