Jane of all trades

Lover of life. Enjoy coffee and good conversation. Some people say I am funny. Sometimes talk too much. willing to try new things, though this is a new characteristic discovered recently.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Love this season

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shopping for a nine year old girl. The PTO sponsored a child for Christmas, So shopping yesterday was even more enjoyable. All she had on her list was a Bike. Wow...in an age when children seem to want more she only had one thing on her list and we made sure she got it. I was so excited to drop it off at the school today. I wish I could know who this child is just to see the look on her face when she gets it:-). This year we decided as a family we would only get one thing for each child. We are trying to put the focus on giving and not receiving. Not to mention this is supposed to be the giving season. We get to celebrate this wonderful time because of the ultimate gift giver....GOD. He gave us his Son, a way out, a Savior, our King who took the punishment for us so we could be saved. I can remember when I finally got that. So for you I will explain it like this. God was up there in Heaven looking down here and shaking his head. He probably thought "well I can't flood them out again...I promised" I will go there my self as Jesus, live a perfect life, set the example, and then let them torture me till I am dead, raise up again in three days, explain all of this to a few and maybe, just maybe, they will get it." God loves us so much he came, suffered, died and rose again to prove it. He does not want to punish us, he loves us.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Class is almost finished

I have two classes left. It has been a great time for me. I have learned to do things and fix things I never thought possible. This has been a great year. Because of my position at Rock Church
I am taking a class that has stretched me even further, Mentally and physically, I have learned how to troubleshoot simple electrical problems, learned how a small (2cycle) engine works and how to troubleshoot simple problems. It seems there is a priming button and it is important to use it when starting a small engine, being careful not to prime too much or it still will not start. Andy has been very helpful and explains everything clearly and if you have a question he usually has the answer and if he doesn't he will find the answer for you and make sure you understand it completely. I believe he is a blessing to Cape Fear community college and his students. I have discussed with my husband about taking the woodworking class next month. I have discovered I like working with power tools. In this class I created a box with a raised panel lid and dovetail joints. I can't wait to put the final coat of finish on it. I had some help and it is very nice.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lovin Life

I know it has been a while but I have been too busy.
  • The PTO fall festival was a hit
  • The class I have been taking at Cape Fear has been fun and informational, I am thinking of taking another. (wood working)
  • Thanks Giving was a great day. Too much food and friends to share it with.(Seven kids in the house was a challenge) The company was a nice change of pace.
  • My tree is up and decorated!(thanks to Ross' persistence)
  • I can now start the Weed trimmer by myself!(It seems there is a primer button)
  • The concert for C.A.R.E. is Friday night at Rock Church, I have a list of things to finish before the week is out.(And of course it is raining today)
  • PTO meeting tonight(still have to do power point)
  • Read a book. It was very informative. (That is all I can say about that)
  • Evidently listening is a skill you must practice.(I am getting better)
  • As for that talking......? well I am working on it.
God is so good. I know I don't need to tell most of you that but He is. He is all the things His word says, Kind, patient, loving, caring, gentle and God will never leave you nor forsake you. He created us to reflect His likeness in the earth. So do something today to reflect God's likeness to someone. Let them get in front of you in traffic, or at the grocery store, you know general acts of kindness. See what happens and keep it between you and God.