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Friday, December 3, 2010

Maggie’s Getting Married



We just got home from watching the latest play put on by Peak Theatre called “Maggie’s Getting Married” by Norm Foster.

There was a lot of laughs and great one liners.  We took our kids (15 and 13) and I was little shocked at the content of the play (a lot of sexual content).   I think perhaps there should be more info with the rating (they gave it a rating of 14+ but didn’t say why).

Deanna loves live theatre.  She mentioned she might like to try it someday.  :o)  She definitely has a flare for drama.  LOL!

Peak Theatre is celebrating their 30 year anniversary.  Pretty amazing!  We are very fortunate to have such a great group of actors here in our small town.






I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. 

John Burroughs





Friday afternoon… waiting for everyone… rabbit trails :o)



1.  from Dave Black’s blog:

Friday, December 3

3:26 PM In many churches tithing is not simply a tradition; it is almost a superstition. What does the New Testament teach about tithing? If you have ever worried your brain with such questions, David Croteau's You Mean I Don't Have to Tithe? is the book for you. I am currently re-reading it and can't put it down. Kudos to David (and his doctoral supervisor at SEBTS, Andreas Köstenberger) as well as to the publisher, Wipf & Stock, for being willing to take an unpopular stand on a controversial subject. As David notes in the preface to his book, "When my mentor (Andreas Köstenberger) approved this topic for my dissertation, I was not looking forward to the opposition with which the concepts would be received." He adds, soberly, "I pray that this work will be received by gentle hearts open to the attempt I have made to inductively analyze Scripture's teaching on this complex, important, and very practical subject."

I join you in that prayer, David.



3.  quotes from a leadership newsletter:

Finishing Strong

"There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks."
~ David Lloyd George
"To finish first, you must first finish."
~ Rick Mears
"People who stall in their personal growth work often have counterproductive soft addictions that stand in their way of growth and having the life they say they want. It can be a simple thing, such as watching TV instead of finishing a project."
~ Judith Wright
"It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it."
~ John Wooden


4.  What is “new” about the New Covenant?  (i haven’t read this one yet) -


5.  Why start a blog?  -


6.  Pastoral worries - – great post!


7.  A free program for teen drivers -


8.  When marriage gets tough -


9.  I am a saint -  - I cringe at that title.  I know the Bible calls us saints (Romans 1:7) but I don’t usually feel like one. Or think I act like one.  I still mistakenly think of a saint as somebody who is always kind, doesn’t make mistakes, is super spiritual.   Not just regular believers. Like me. Like you. But, hey, we’re it. 


10.  Plan to live life on purpose -


11.  Ten Things to Do on Christmas Morning When all the Gifts are for Him --


12.    Protect Yourself from a “Food” Ingredient That Causes Nerve Damage!  --


okay… I think everyone is ready to go.  we are off to peak theater tonight.  :o)



this poem was in our local paper this week:


Tuesday night was really cold,

But musicians here are bold.

All arrived to share their song:

Kathleen’s piano plays along;

Karen’s flute gave added hue

To the songs they offered you.

Melonie Gibbs sang “Mary’s Boy”.

That Sam the audience did enjoy.

Mrs. Dickman, Jean, of course,

Is the choirs founding source.

And they delighted everyone

Who conquered the cold night to come.

Talent flows from out this place,

Putting smiles on every face.

Music magic, warming hearts,

Listening to the lovely parts.

We are blessed by listening,

To the music that they bring.


Margaret Ada Isabella Dinnsen

choir 1 dec 2010

choir 2 dec 2010

choir festival of trees dec 2010

Friday morning rabbit trails…



1.  The only gift that matters -   - (a quote from the post – ““If the enemy can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy.” -Unknown”)


2.  THE Place For Educational Games! - Our research-based and standards-aligned free educational math games and language arts games will engage, motivate, and help teach students.  --


3.  I need to work on homophones with Deanna -


4.  YIKES!  --  My Bladder Has Fallen And I Can't Get Up! Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me About Cystocele?  --


5.  Amazing Grace — A Christmas Unit Study --


6.  Gathering mustangs - (I think Jordan would love these pictures) -


7.  My soul is going to get there someday (click on the link to read the whole post) -

“I’ve been climbing my whole life and I’m only at the bottom of the mountain…My hands cannot reach it and my mind cannot comprehend it, but my soul is going to get there one day.” -Christa Wells

Those wounds.

The ones you think are impossible to be healed. The ones that leave spirit scars. The ones that you’ve tried over and over and over to overcome.

You know the ones…the one.


8.  Stockpiling to bless others -

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 12:48


9.  The Walking Wounded -  (click the link to read the whole post)

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. 

People are hurting for lots of different reasons year-round, but especially during this holiday season. Emotions seem to reach a heightened state at this time of the year, so if someone is lonely, now they feel even lonelier. If they are angry, that anger is multiplied. If they are disappointed, they may sink into despair. If they are depressed, they are likely to feel the weight even heavier.




10.  12 things I like and don’t like about Christmas - 



Coffee time is over… time to go and take on the day. 

The Grace to be Wrong


Good morning,   I am all settled in for my  morning coffee and computer time and my first article today was a great reminder for me.  It is written by my favorite blogger Alan Knox and it is about being wrong, about others being wrong, and moving aside and allowing God to reveal things to us and to others… lessons he wants us to learn.  I encourage you to read it, it can be found here:

Here is a tidbit from it:

“About three and a half years ago, I wrote this post called “Grace to be wrong.” I try to remember this whenever I think someone is wrong. I also try to remember that I may be the one that is wrong. God has changed my mind about many things. I must give God the space to change others as well… if he so chooses.”