Saturday, December 30, 2006

all in a week

hey all! last week our computer's motherbord got all screwed up because i had so many pictures and music files and was running them and the internet and blah blah blah... so bottom line, i screwed up the computer and we had to go get it fixed the day after christmas. we got it back yesterday and today i spent hours getting everything loaded back on and re-arranging files and what not. but now its better and working faster so all is good... and then i found five dollars.

warmth in winter is coming up so thats pretty exciting. our design team committee is having a hard time finding a time to meet concidering the time we had was the same time and day as the big meeting.

hope everyone had a good christmas. stay safe celebrating that last day of 2006 tomorrow.


Thursday, December 21, 2006

we are methodists

kinda long, but funny and true!

Garrison Keillor on Methodists

(Adapted from an essay by Garrison Keillor)

We make fun of Methodists for their blandness, their excessive calm,their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed and also for theirsecret fondness for macaroni and cheese. But nobody sings like them.

If you were to ask an audience in New York City , a relativelyMethodistless place, to sing along on the chorus of "Michael Row theBoat Ashore," they will look daggers at you as if you had asked them tostrip to their underwear. But if you do this among Methodists, they'd smile and row that boat ashore and up on the beach! And down the road!

Many Methodists are bred from childhood to sing in four-part harmony,a talent that comes from sitting on the lap of someone singing alto ortenor or bass and hearing the harmonic intervals by putting your littlehead against that person's rib cage. It's natural for Methodists tosing in harmony. We are too modest to be soloists, too worldly to singin unison. When you're singing in the key of C and you slide into theA7th and D7th chords, all two hundred of you, it's an emotionally fulfilling moment. By our joining in harmony, we somehow promise that we will not forsake each other.

I do believe this: People, these Methodists, who love to sing infour-part harmony are the sort of people you could call up when you'rein deep distress. If you are dying, they will comfort you. If you are lonely,they'll talk to you. And if you are hungry, they'll give you tuna salad!

Methodists believe in prayer, but would practically die if asked to pray out loud.

Methodists like to sing, except when confronted with a new hymn or a hymn with more than four stanzas.

Methodists believe their pastors will visit them in the hospital,even if they don't notify them that they are there.

Methodists usually follow the official liturgy and will feel it is their way of suffering for their sins.

Methodists believe in miracles and even expect miracles, especially during their stewardship visitation programs or when passing the plate.

Methodists think that the Bible forbids them from crossing the aisle while passing the peace.

Methodists drink coffee as if it were the Third Sacrament.

Methodists feel guilty for not staying to clean up after their own wedding reception in the Fellowship Hall.

Methodists are willing to pay up to one dollar for a meal at church.

Methodists still serve Jell-O in the proper liturgical color of the season and think that peas in a tuna noodle casserole adds too much color.

Methodists believe that it is OK to poke fun at themselves and never take themselves too seriously.

And finally, you know you are a Methodist when: It's 100 degrees,with 90% humidity, and you still have coffee after the service. You hear something really funny during the sermon and smile as loudly as you can. Donuts are a line item in the church budget, just like coffee.
When you watch a Star Wars movie and they say, "May the Force be with you," and you respond, "and also with you."
And lastly, it takes ten minutes to say good-bye!

Monday, December 18, 2006

random quote

"life moves pretty fast. if you dont stop to look around for a while, you could miss it"

-ferris bueller's day off

Sunday, December 10, 2006

coffee house

last night, hendersonville first umc had a coffee house to benefit the homeless. to get in you brought either a clothing or cash donation. the music was great and even quinton parker preformed! he did a great job. jonas, jonathon's 5 yr. old, was crushing on johnathan jones' little sister, that was as entertaining as the music! i thought the whole thing was pulled together great.
now hermitage is doing one and i think we might make ours a benefit for darfur. we'll probably do it in march. if you dont know about darfur and the genocide, then i go to to get more information about it.
i've heard rumors about this "outdoor laser-tag" and i think i might be going to one next week. jonathon was tellin me that in like a week and a half, we might be going to one. guess we'll find out..

Sunday, December 03, 2006

some snow

yes! it finally snowed. i consider it snow anyways. i think that if you live in middle tennessee, then whatever went on friday morning was snow. im just surprised that it actually did anything with how warm it had been.
so today is jonathon norman's one year anniversary with being at hermitage. (<--random)
and also, one of my friends went to the preds game yesterday and when they got back to their car, it had been broken into! her mom's laptop and xm radio had been stolen. they had to call the police and file a report so just keep them in your prayers.
also finals are coming up so i dont know how much blogging time i'll have. so this might be all for a while! ttyl