Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day

Flag Day used to be so thrilling for me growing up, along with other patriotic holidays. I kept thinking today was a special date that I was supposed to remember. It wasn't until I saw a friend mention Flag Day in a message,that I recalled the reason. How many of you, like me, through time and present day politics, and busy lives have forgotten, or just become numb to the national holidays lately?
I honor our flag, our troops, and our rich heritage paid for in blood.. but I also am reminded that our spiritual banner is the Bible, our troops are the martyrs and missionaries and those on the front lines yearning for souls to be free from sin. Our Christian heritage has been paid for by Christ's blood, and we need to celebrate this EVERY day.
A little chorus from my childhood came to mind, and I want to post it here.. in honor of our flag and in honor of our spiritual freedom from sin, paid for by Christ's precious blood...Are you truly free today?

Let the flag fly high
on the castle of my heart,
on the castle of my heart,
on the castle of my heart.
Let the flag fly high
on the castle of my heart,
For the King is in residence there.

Monday, June 7, 2010

So I got an iPad...

So about two weeks ago, I had an opportunity to obtain an iPad for a fair price, and simply could not pass it up. Now, I have to say: I'm quite tech savvy, and I was positive I could wrangle this tiny piece of masterful machinery into pure submission. However, after two weeks of juggling my wonderful iPhone, my iPad, and my slowly dying Windows 7 laptop, I realized just how little time I actually have to "play". I sometimes find myself sitting in my armchair picking up one device, only to put it down again and pick up another. I've gone almost all day without touching my iPad, and that makes me iSad :( Although my son James did get to read 5 chapters of Last of the Mohicans while I was laboring in Wadesboro.

But tonight! While waiting for my ritualistic week-ending monotony of phone calls as I struggle to get final numbers from all of my stores, I had an epiphany! So I picked up my iPad, grabbed my tea and headed to the front porch. I lit the citronella candle to ward off the critters (not the wife), dialed up the VPN, and started my bluetooth connection to my iPhone.

So here I sit; typing this blog, wondering why there is a backspace key but no DEL key, waiting for phone calls and wondering what impact version 4.0 of this wonderful device will have on my semi-near future. !ouch! That was a skeeter!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Catch Up

Dear Family and Friends,
It has been awhile since I have posted a family newsletter. Not because we haven't had anything to say, mostly because there is just too much happening!

Let's do a quick catch up. School year has officially ended for the boys. They are still finishing some course work, and will have summer school in science and math. James took his road test and passed, and now has an intermediate driver's license. Justin has been registered for driver's ed classes in August.

They both will have a summer job, spend a week at Living Waters Christian Camp, and then part of week there for Leadership Camp.

Ted stays consumed with his job, and tries to sneak in a few moments here and there for rest and family time. Many times I will ride around with him, just to spend some time with him, although he is working. I am still working part-time for my boss/landlord. My job category is secretary/property manager. It is not very time- consuming, so I have a few extra projects I want to work on this summer.

My parents have arrived from New York, and will be spending next week with us.
We had a family dinner with my brother Jon and his new wife Mia and our Uncle Bill. It was good to see them all again, and to meet Mia's children.

We all stay involved in our church ministries, and have really enjoyed God's lessons and blessings.

I had my surgery in April, and am recovering from that pretty well. The doctor will recheck me in September and will know by then if everything was a success. I might have side affects until that time. Already my migraines have lessened and a few other things that have bothered me, have been minimized due to the surgery. Thank God!!
On a silly note, someone, through Ted's work, rescued a litter of kittens from the side of a road. Needless to say, we adopted 2 of the babies. WOW, talk about craziness around here. Those two little spitfires are hilarious, but full of trouble! So we have 4 cats, and a dog who thinks he is a cat!

God is Great, life is good, yes, we miss Momma terribly, but with the signs of the times and grace from God we know it won't be long until we see Jesus and our precious Momma!
We are ready... are you ready?
There I have caught you up.. so until we meet again or are "Caught up in the air"... may God bless you and keep you all
Rebecca and family