Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Hey Ric, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Mark 2:16-17
When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to his disciples, "Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?" And hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
Matthew 5:40-42
If anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to Him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
Matthew 11:18-19
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, "He has a demon!" The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say "Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!" Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.
Luke 6:34-38
If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure - pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you in return.
Acts 4:32-35
And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all. For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales and lay them at the apostles' feet, and they would be distributed to each as any had need.
Per capital income in Kalkaska County: $9,526
Conservative estimate of average Sunday attendance at a certain Baptist church: 100
Total annual congregational income: $952,600
Approximate annual budget of said Baptist church: $100,000


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Guess What?!

Yesterday Nestina went to work with Ric to hang out so they could take care of some things after he got out. And guess what that ended up to be? A lip piercing! (Not Ric!) This should be interesting now for her to try to find a job before she goes on her trip in mid May. I'm not sure how she expects to get money to pay for gas/etc to drive to North Carolina, plus the fee to get her real drivers license back, plus Dr's appt(s), counseling appts, and going out with friends, etc. This money tree at the Frost is getting pretty bare!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Happy March

Happy March to you all. I can't believe it is March already, this year is flying by so far.

This past Saturday, after working til 2pm, I came home and we all headed over to find Shanty Creek/Schuss to watch the slush cup. It was a great day out ... cold, but the sun was shining. We got there just before things began, so we didn't have great spots to watch. Ric, being the tallest could see part of the water at first. Near the end, some of the crowds left and we had better viewing. This is the first time we went to see the slush cup. For those who have never heard of it ... basically you snowboard or ski (without poles) down the hill to a long pool of water (warmed to a nice 65 they said) and try to get all away across the water "hazard". It was fun to watch the ones that took a nose dive or sank near the end (not enough speed coming in) It was great to see somebody make it all the way across. Quite a few made it across without too much mishap. The clothes/and props were kinda cute too.

Sunday after I got home from church we finally moved the desk I bought from work that has been sitting in the kitchen/dining area to it's new place. Ric gets the new desk .. lots of space for the lap top and a place to work. I also decided to rearrange the living area downstairs while we were moving other things. We found a problem ... hopefully not major. The corner where we had the TV cabinet has mold/discoloration on the cement block near the floor. It affected about 3 or 4 rows high. We scrubbed it with bleach water and turned a fan on it for a few hours to get it really dry. That corner will now be open (until I move things again!) and we can keep an eye on it. We are really hoping we don't have mold problems with our new house!!!! (Especially with all of Ric's allergies)

Today I'm off since I worked Saturday. Getting some things done around the house. I offered to take Nestina to Kalkaska to pick up/turn in applications, but she said she isn't feeling too well. She really needs to get a job. It really bothers me that she won't go get a job, but until it hurts her monetarily, it may not happen. We will see. She is suppose to moving down to North Carolina the end of May/first of June. She will be moving in with her two brothers and her Mom. She has an European Contiki Vacations trip planned (graduation gift) for May 12-22 and then planning on getting things together to move. Her brother Adam is suppose to be taking a bus up to help her with packing and driving down. It will be nice to see him again ... he will be staying here until they leave....much easier to help with the packing and such at all hours of the day.

Time to find some lunch. Thanks for listening to a bit of our life/and grumblings.