Galatians 2:20a
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not i, but Christ liveth in me:
My Life Verse

Ephesians 6:6

Not with eyeservice, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Monday, December 31, 2007

(34)Hehe...we cute


Me and faithy jean. And that is water someone poured on me NOT SWEAT!!

(33)Me and my bestest buds!


This is Jill, Kailyn, me , and Alaina at the mother/Daughter banquet 2007.

(32)I am DUMB

Well i am officially DUMB!!! my wisdom teeth are forever GONE!!! yippy! and my mouth is a lot less painful!!!!!!!!

Happy new year folks we are about to be in the last hour of 2007 and it is kinda depressing!
I liked 2007.....oh well 2008 will be better!

Thanks fer all ur prayers and my big cheeks are normal again.....

Talk to ya later in 2008!!!!
~Rach~

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

(31)Big Cheeks

Hey peeps....

I officailly freaked out....scared.....and in deep need of prayer! My mouth won't open like it should and my neck is swollen. I thought i had a fat face but when the swelling goes down i will appreciate my big cheeks!

gotta go fer now....me is pooped and i need a nap so hopefully mom will let me go to church tonight.

OH!!!! I got a CELL PHONE for Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK......i will be rejoicing even more when i can actually smile to exspress myself!

:)

Pray for me tomorrow....my surgery is at 1:30pm....me is frightened!

~Rach~

Saturday, December 22, 2007

(30)I'd rather not have wisdom!!

Hey all my peoples....i'm sorry that i haven't posted in soooo long! Busy Christmas season and me is sooo pooped......my wisdom teeth have been giving me a fit too. I been able to sleep the last two nights thanks to pain meds. But the four nights before that i was in PAIN!!! Wednesday night i was up til 7:00 am because of my teeth. Tues. was up till 3am. Me is offically pooped!
We went to the dentist tuesday and he gave us some pain meds and then said see how it works...b/c my teeth might just be movin and stop soon.....not the case

Tell you rest later...computer battery is dying!

Rach

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

(29)Tell everyone you pass in Walmart

I need you to tell all your friends, family, and everyone you pass in walmart to pray for our vb team tomorrow .....we need to win! But if we don't, we need to win our last game which is on Faith Marie's birthday.......That's how i know we'll win cause nothing bad can happen that day right?


Gotta go...just a quicky ya know!

~Rach~

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

(28)"God Is Good"

Sorry it's been ages since i have written....haven't had time or permission.

Well......nothing has really happened either.

Here are some upcoming events that i am looking forward to.

tomorrow of course is teensoulwinning and church.
Saturday the youth group is going to opryland to see the lights!
Sunday....bus etc...and the Christmas Cantata in the pm service.

The Stewarts new cd titled "God Is Good" got done Friday and so they had em at church Sunday. It is AWESOME!!!! best yet of course.

Time is up gotta go clean the kitchen :(!

~Rach~

Thursday, December 6, 2007

(27)Awesome Support on the Bench!

Man i really don't feel like posting lately for various reasons.....yes tonight was the night we had a double header....first game at 6 and second at 9. First things first....Justin is out for the rest of the season. I landed on his good ankle in the game on monday and caused him to pull a bunch of his muscles. He should be ok fer next season but his mom said no more sports....i think she might change her mind between now and next Oct. The first match we played tonight we won the first game due to a forfeit of the other team. (lacking one male player) but the other guy got there and so we played. 2nd game of that match was 28 to 26 they won. Last game to 15 they got 15 and we were 8. :(

2nd match at 9 was against one of our other church teams. First game 26 to 24! one over time and they are really good! 2nd game we lost it and it was 25 to 18. I felt like crying because we had held them at 24 and come from 12 to 18 and i was serving and served it out of bounds. :( I felt like crying soooo bad! We had awesome support on the bench though....Justin cheered us on all the way through!

We have two games left and even if we don't get em....we are getting better and we'll make it next year!

Sorry to pour out my boring game news on ya but it helps my nerves.

Tomorrow is the PTF!!!! we had rehearsal tonight and it went well.

Talk to ya later!

~Rach~

Monday, December 3, 2007

(26) Took One For the Team

Hey, I really dunt feel like posting right now....i have a bad head ache....but fer a really good reason! I took one for the team alright.....we had a game tonight and i was front and center. The dude on the other team spiked on me. As I dropped to the ground the first thought in my mind was " Rule # such and such....You may not spike on a woman postitoned on the front row!" So when i finally opened my eyes i asked the ref....That was our point right? One of the ladies from our church died laughing cause here they are thinking i am really hurt and that was the one thing on my mind...we were losing at that point and lost! :( First game 25 to 22....second game 25 to 15 or something like that.





Gotta go fer now...tis lATE!!



~Rach~

Saturday, December 1, 2007

(25)Money on the Mind!

Wow i am pooped. Me and 3 other teen girls just baby sat 30 kids for 5 hours! If we were charging our reg rate it would be $2 per kid per hour so that makes......$60 times 5 hours whatever that is divided by four......makes $75 each! wow....but unfortunatly we couldn't charge that.....it was $3 per kid...$10 max per family and we had to buy 5 large pizza's otta that too.....we'll end up getting bout $10 a piece....but at least i know i will get a good's night rest out of it too!!! Your prob wondering why i am so worried about money.....currently i am trying to save to go to youth conference, wilds, circle J, Christmas shopping and my class ring.....all of which are over $100....AHHHHH Good thing i dun't have to worry about Faith though cause i ain't gettin her anything for Christmas...(jk....acctually i already have ur Christmas and Birthday presents!)


I am sore from running in a skirt! ( i played hide and seek with the older boys) I can run in a skirt no prob....but then when you remember not to rip it that is a little harder!

We had a blast and the four of us workers decided that it needs to be us every year! (we baby sat for a christmas party!)

SOOOOOO tired!!!!!!! got to pick out what to wear tomorrow!! then GO TO BED!!!!!!!


BYES!

(24)A Friendship to Hold

I cannot give you a pot of gold
I cannot give you silver to hold,
I cannot give you a Dollar to spend,
Just the same on me you can depend.

But I CAN give you my friendship and love,
If I could I'd get you the moon above.
I can't give you silver or a pot of gold,
But I can give you friendship to hold.



By: Evay Christine Spurgeon

Friday, November 30, 2007

(23)Little Dollar!!!

Hey ppls.......What up?

So i haven't updated you on my little dollar recently so to let you know i know have turned it into $54.50.....cool huh? and i am only halfway through my alloted time!

I am really excited about sunday because my bus captian is taking all bus 2's workers and the two little girls that brought the most visitors to chucky cheese's! That sounds fun but the most exciting part is we are going on a REALLY NICE bus! Like the ones famous ppl travel in.

Well nothing else is really exciting around here.....
well we did go to the bus banquet last night and it was really nice!!!!!!!! So much happened though that i can't write it all down!

Call me faithy jean!

Rach

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

(22)Luck, Ability, or the Hand of God?

No one ever asked so i'll tell you that we won that other game due to forfeit on the other team, they didn't have enough players.


BUT tonight we won due to ability!!!!! Only took two games too....first one was 25 to 23! CLOSE 2nd game was 20 to 25! OY!!!!! I hit the ball to score our winning point!!!! In the process i broke my longest nail off....so i saved it in memory of our first game! Then we went and got ice cream!!!! fun fun fun!

I just had to tell all that really quick......not that anyone actually reads my blog OR COMMENTS!!!!!!!

~Rach~

Saturday, November 24, 2007

(21)Kailyn Brooke



This is my very best bud Kailyn Brooke Stewart.....Yes i finally got a picture to upload! This Pic was taken on the bus ride to a youth acitivity ball game and putt putt. We had a blast!!

Her sis just called me a little while ago with MP3 questions....i asked her what do i look like the smart technical one? She said yes of course!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

(20) Logical but not Correct

Hey Girlies!

Faifums......i'm sorry???? I won't be here tomorrow night to call....we are gonna go shopping after we eat (early after Thanksgiving sales) then we are going to go see a movie! I thought we were gonna be home.....hope y'all have fun shopping though!!!!!

For those faithful voters the logical answer was twenty, but you didn't count the ppl i didn't know that were there and of course the employees. So the correct answer was 30. hehe i is sneaky!

Oh and the answer to the other poll was once that i have driven on the highway. :(

g2g.....lots late.....oh and i slept till 11:30 pm today...can you top that? It was sooooo nice!!!!!


Love ya!

~Rach~

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

(19)Testing..1...2....3

This is a test of the emergency broadcast system...this is ONLY a test!

(18)Windshield Wipers....Life of their own???

Hey peeps!
Tonight we had another volleyball match. We actually won the first game too! 25 to 17....but they won the second one....that forced the third game and they won it 15 to 11...bummer huh? but we still went and had ice cream....and i choked on a piece of ice....which remained lodged in my throat until it melted....lovely huh......

We also played a trick on Justin....we got to Mcdonald's right after him and AJ had gone in , so we checked to see if he locked his suburban...and he dunt!!!!hehe so mom turned on his windshield wipers and his face was hilarious when he turned it on later! Mom later realized that one other thing we should have done was turn the radio all the way up so when he turned it on it would scare him half to death.....we are gonna do that one next time!!!

G2g....i was suppose to be in bed and hour ago...hehe

~Rach~

Monday, November 19, 2007

(17)Thank you for Eyelids!

Yes, Faith Marie, you are one of them air good friends. ur a keeper!

Yesterday was another busy Sunday.....we FINALLY got our Christmas music for the cantata and we have less than a month to have it ready. Alone with two offertory pieces i have this month, two songs for the PTF at the school, and Messiah Highlights to play with the choir. OY!!!!! Talk about OVERRUN!!! But i like busy!

I am soo tired from everything that has been going on!
I am so ready for Thanksgiving break....but it is kinda a dud because we aren't having a big get together like i am used to. I plan on sleeping in or something to celebrate! I think i'll spend that day thanking the Lord for giving me eyelids! hehe

gotta go fer now......

Love always!

~Rach~

Friday, November 16, 2007

(16)Friends!

Hiya....sorry it's been so long since i have posted.....i am a busy woman! hehe

Last night we won our FIRST VOLLEYBALL MATCH!!!! 25 to 0 both games! Now ask me how that worked! hehe

Tonight we went to the Red and White game at our church. It's where the women staff play the girls team at volleyball and the men staff play the guys team at basketball. IT WAS AWESOME!! Kailyn, Alaina, Justin, and I sat together and we had a blast. (yes we were sitting on bleachers, and yes my back side is happy to be sitting in a padded chair right now!)

The girls beat the ladies.....but as always year after year.....the men staff won!

Also something really cool happened! Our football team went to the championships this year! They lost by 10 points. Yes we were all so proud of them especially considering that our team has stunk the past couple years. They went so far....had awesome team spirit and all the TACCS gave them was a plack. So....Mr. Wilson had all the team members and coaches gather in the middle of the gym. He told us all what a phenomenal job the guys had done...then he said, " these guys worked so hard, had THE best team spirit, and this is all they got." and he dropped the plack on the table in front of him. Then he said this. " I want to be the first to put in my ten dollars to get these men the trophy they deserve. Who will help em get it?" Then everyone started clapping slowly at first, then a little quicker....all in unison....as many men headed for the table throwing in there ten or twenty dollars. Even some of the kids brought one or two. They then counted it and we had raised almost 2oo dollars to get them a trophy! Cool huh? I just wish something like that would happen with the building fund!

Well me gots to go but read my essay that i wrote for my act prep class.

The question was.....What are three qualities you would want in a good friend?
Hope you enjoy!

.....the format is goobered where i copied and pasted but i guess you get the point!

Rachael Campbell Campbell 1

New Skills

Word Count: 279

Friends

Friends can have many different qualities. There are three qualities in a friend that are very important to me for specific reasons. These three qualities that I want in a good friend are trustworthiness, respect, and a desire to serve and please God.

Trust is important in any and every relationship. I want my friend to be trustworthy because I want to know I can trust him with anything. Whether it is something as small as a secret or as big as my life, I know he’d never tell my secret and would save my life if he could. Or if I asked him to do something for me I know he’d get it done.

Respect is also a very important quality. I want my friend to treat adults and people in authority over him in an honorable fashion. In my eyes, if a person shows respect then he himself becomes worthy of my respect and that of others.

Above all, I believe that the sincere desire to serve and please God in every aspect of my friend’s life is the most important. The Bible says in Proverbs 27:17: "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend". Since I want to serve and please God, my close friend, the person I spent a lot of my time with needs to have the same desire because we either sharpen each other or make each other dull.

I am very blessed to have many friends that have these qualities. Sometimes my friends make mistakes and I understand, just as I know they do for me when I mess up. But overall, my friends are the best!

Monday, November 12, 2007

(15) Overpacked Toxic Smell (aka Taco Bell)

Hola!

I am so totally pooped right now!

Well last night we were finally able to see the meeting of my cousin and one of my friends sisters. We ( kay, faith, and i) had been planning this for months and it finally happened. We went to Taco Bell after church and ended up staying for an hour and a half! We had a blast! For a while there were many people from our church there. Let's see. There was the Stewart Family, which is Bro. Paul, Ms. Denise, Maegan, Brittney, Ashley, Kailyn, Evan, and Ethan, Ben Randolph( Britts Fiance), Daniel of course, The Mullenix Family, which is Bro. Randy, Ms. Trudy, Michael, Miranda, and Kendall, Justin and Dustin Lassiter, then Mom, Reb, and me. We filled the place i tell ya! It was a blast too!

Tomorrow is volleyball practice! Hopefully it will do us some good.....bro. Frankie asked Justin if he wanted him to pray for our team to win and Justin said No, There's no hope! I threw my hot sauce pack at him! Oy!

G2g...me is tired!

~Rach~

Saturday, November 10, 2007

(14) Do Ra ME!!!!!!!

Hey! We had a great time last night and we didn't go to sleep at 12:30 like we were suppose to! hehe.....we did get in bed at that time....but then Kayleigh Jay got the giggles! She finally calmed down and went in the other room. It was suppose to be a movie night so we watched Fire House Dog and Bridge to Tarabithia last night, then when we got up this morning we watched Pride and Predjudice. I LOVE all those movies! We also played twister, imagine iff, catch phrase, and are you smarted than a fifth grader. We had soooo much fun! It ended up being Kailyn, Alaina, Jill, Faith, Kayleigh, My sis Rebecca, and me. We had junk food, tons of sugar, and pop. (as alaina calls it) We were HYPER!!!!!!!!!! And giggly! Talk about ur perfect girls night in!

g2g fer now i have to pic a mem verse fer bus tomorrow....plus i am leading the singing on the bus tomorrow.....do ra me fa so la te do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got it!

Hehe

Love ya!

~Rach~

Friday, November 9, 2007

(13)Ka Flu ie!

Hey all,

It is only 9 thirty but since all the girlies are coming at 4 pm so i won't be able to post tonight.

We are gonna have a blast watching movies and playing board games!!! They get to stay till noon tomorrow too!

Well, we lost the game last night and i know i say this every time, but we played a whole lot better this week. I say it every time because we get better every time.....i finally found a word to describe Justin's attitude when we lose. STUBBORN!!! I told him....you have to admit we played a LOT better...and he said..." I'll say we played a lot better when we win".....i called him stubborn to his face and he denys it. hehe We went and got ice cream again in our defeat and it tasted just as good as it would have had we won. haha

The score was game 1: 22 to 25, game 2: 17 to 25........ish....we almost won the first one then our mind power went Ka flu ie!!!!!! ( Just say it like it sounds you'll get the point!)

G2g

More school ick!


~Rach~

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

(12) Great recipe!!

Hey girlies.....at least you all should be girlies!

Today was a bit chilly....ok it was COLD!!!!!! But we went soul winning anyways.....hehe....and as a result there were 11 ppl saved!!! OH YEAH!!!! And i am sooo glad i didn't have to walk up the hill at church after we at. ( Walk up the cold, dark, windy way!) I got to ride with Kailyn's sis Maegan!! Lot faster too!

Faith i couldn't resist telling Alaina and Kailyn that you were coming and we had to tell Ashley that Daniel was gonna be here Sunday b/c Kay said that if we didn't she would prob be mad. hehe The whole Stewart Family is excited now! Is Dan gonna be here Sunday night fer church too? Tell him he needs to!!!

g2g fer now..... oh yeah.....our ladies in our church are making a cookbook to sell for the building fund and asked for recipes. So I sent them this one! hehe

Hey, I though you would enjoy this recipe that has been in my family for years. (my mom makes it the best!)


Elephant Stew

Ingredients

1 medium elephant
brown gravy to cover
salt and pepper
2 rabbits (optional)

Cut the elephant into bit-sized pieces. This should take about 2 months. Add gravy and bake about 4 weeks at 465 degrees. This serves 3,800. If you more people are expected, rabbits may be added, but do this only if necessary, as most people do not like to find hare in their stew.

I wonder what elephant really taste like.......?? hmmmm.....YUCK!!!!!!!!

Talk to ya later!!!

~Rach~

(11) I dunt know you were really coming! I'm inoccent i say!

Faith Marie Sparkman you know i was just kidding about you couldn't come...that was before i knew you were actually coming. And now i am totally bummed because i thought you two were staying all night! You better reconsider! :) Plus i know Alaina and the other girls would love to have you stay...

I'll try to post more tonight i have to get ready fer soulwinning!!

~Rach~

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

(10)My dog lacks a poseable thumb!

Hey ppls.....Yep Tess, I think Knee socks are awesome too!!

Today We sold a bunch more cookies....Reb and I went door to door on our street and we sold 14 bags of cookies all together!

I gotta go cause my dog has to go to the bathroom and for some reason or another hasn't learned how to open the door himself yet! hehe

Plus i have volleyball practice in like 30 mins!

Wow...shortest post ever!

~Rach~

Monday, November 5, 2007

(9)No Brag, Just Fact

Hey, Well we didn't get to sell cookies today because there was tornado warnings and stuff and TONS of rain. But I went and did the test.....which took me 2 and a half hours with out stopping! It wasn't hard just LONG!!! Lots of questions. There were 5 main subjects with subcatagories in them and the highest you could score outta 4 levels was an A5 whatever that is. AND i got it on all the subjects! ( no brag just fact right brookie?) I do need some work on some sub stuff though, like there were 4 punctuation questions and i only got one right! Ick....

I messed up my elbow last night.....I hurt it by running in to my wall.( don't laugh it hurts!) I was walking down my hallway and i was scratching my head or something so my arm was up. There is this little part of my wall that sticks out and BAM! I hit it hard!

Well no matter what happens i will be BUSY this weekend. We had to choose between a bunch of stuff that is going on this weekend. Daniel, my cousin, is playing with a group Fri...but we are having the sleep over and then i was invited to a shopping trip and a cook out sat night but we are going to Nana's for another PAR-TA!!! Yep i went for the parties over everything else....hehe

g2g fer now.....faithlyn is SUPPOSE to call in half an hour....we shall see shant we....

Love ya,
~Rach~

Sunday, November 4, 2007

(8)A Few Words from a Nonbusy Day

Boy today was fun...cold...but fun! We had our regular bus route to run and our regular Sunday school class and our regular church service but something was just exciting about today! Idk what it was. I guess it could've been everyone's joyful spirits as all the little kids ran around selling candy to make their little dollars grow. Boy i got suckered in too! Maggie, Jesse's little sister was selling some candy for 25 cents and i heard when someone told her they didn't want any she brought the price down to 10 cents....she was a cute little dickerer too! ( I know that ain't a word. )

Today was also the Sunday where we took our building by faith commitments. I don't know exactly what this amount means as far as if it is what we will have in a yr from the commitments or what we have so far or what but the figure was around half a million....and the great news is we don't have to have it all before we begin construction. Hopefully, with lots of prayer that will be REALLY SOON! :)

Well.....tomorrow i head to THE college...fun fun...i m not really that nervous because it is just me, not a bunch of kids. After we get done there we are gonna go meet my papa in rivergate and then go to his house. He lives in Old Hickory Village which is where a lot of senior citizens live. Mom and i made some cookies and jewelry and we are gonna go door to door and try to sell some stuff thata way.

I was trying to sell some angel earrings at church tonight and i went up to Jacob Bien and Dusty and asked em if they wanted to buy em for their mom's for Christmas.....I was desperate.....or anxious to make a sale...either will do.

I am sOOOOO excited about the slumber party Fri....AND i might get to go on a shopping trip with Kailyn and Alaina Saturday because they won the trip in their SS class....which i also won last year when i was in that class but didn't get to go for one reason or another so ms. Tammy said i could go....mom said it depends on what we get done this week......but it wasn't a no!!! hehe

I think that is all i can think of for a none busy day......Thanks to all youns that have been commenting i love reading em!!!

Love ya!

~Rach~

Saturday, November 3, 2007

(7) Go My Mom!! ( For oking the Par-Ta!!!)

Well, I am officially REALLY excited!!!!!! So i guess you would like me to tell you why right?
Alaina, Kailyn, and I conjured up a very brilliant plan, which actually worked too! Alaina's 15th birthday is the 12th of this month and she wasn't planning on having a birthday party...but we thought of several reasons why she should. We thought about planning a movie night sleepover at my house...and both mine and Alaina's parents approved it!!!! YEAH so we are having it Friday.....i am soo excited....no faith you cannot come mom said the 6 girls we are planning to have is more than enough! hehe.....So i have something happening everyday this week...
Sunday: Church of course
Monday: Assessment thingy at the college
Tuesday: Volleyball Practice (yeah..FUN!!!)
Wednesday: Teen Soul winning and Church
Thursday: Volleyball Game (pray we win please! hehe)
Friday: SLEEP OVER!!!!
Saturday: Kinda counts as sleep over too!

And...Monday morning i am babysitting 4 little girls all under age 2....yes i know this will be interesting! I am watching them here though so if i have to call mom in as back up i can. Yep.

Gotta go...still trying to figure out stuff on my IPod....I should be able to put movies on it according to everything said in the manual and stuff...but it ain't wanting to work with me here!

Love ya ppls!

~Rach~

Friday, November 2, 2007

(6)I'm getting old too fast!

Hey ppls! Sorry it's been so long since i have blogged. My mom set a new curfew for me to be in bed....i was staying up til midnight almost every night and dog tired every morning. 10pm. That is why i haven't had time cause i usually get on around 9 and that didn't leave enough time.

Today we went to my sister's college and signed me up for my ACT prep class. This one is diff though. They are going to give me an assessment quiz this Monday which tells them my strong and weak points then they enter my scores into a program that makes a prep class especially for me! With this ACT prep i will be ready to get the highest score possible that way i can get a scholarship or something. We also discovered that if i dual enroll this prep thingy will only cost up $20. Cool huh. My first ACT test will be Feb. 9th and I have another one i will take in April. THIS IS GETTING SCARY!!! The ACT is one step closer to COLLEGE!!!!!!!!!!! Pray deeply fer me please!

After we got done at the school we went to Kohl's to spend our $25 gift cards we got for our birthdays! I got a really cute shirt that has a hood but is nice enough to wear to church. And i got 2 pairs of knee high socks! CUTE!! I still have $ left on it too!

Oh and Today is my cousin Tyler's birthday! Happy 17th!

I have so much more to say but my time is up!

Comment i would love to hear from you!

Love
~Rach~!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

(5) Stuck in a web!

Well, we didn't win...:( But we still went and got ice cream! hehe Yes i still paid for it to....which i don't totally understand! It was only Justin, AJ, and me. Not to exspensive right? I think we played a lot better as a team anyways even though we lost! This morning my mom FINALLY figured out how to install my iTunes....i am such a dummy (no comments on that please! hehe) u have to be online for it to work. Well so i am soooo excited i go to put music on my ipod and it won't turn on! Still won't so i am taking it back tomorrow.:( gonna exchange it. We went soulwinning today as we always do on wednesday and because today is what some ppl celebrate as halloween we recived a lot of candy and one guy was diappointed because we weren't dressed up! Kailyn, Alaina and I were in a group together and we went to our last house which had a huge fake spider web across the whole front door. We ended up getting caught in it and there was a lot of screeming! hehe The freakiest thing though was on the bus ride back to the church there was this guy in the truck beside us who had a white face mask on and kept reving his engine and they sharply turning his head and staring at us! His car was beside us for several miles! Scary huh! Well my time is up. Oh yeah and today is my mom's spiritual birthday too! Cool huh she was saved on halloween. Luv ya ~Rach~

Monday, October 29, 2007

(4) My Day...

Well, my day was about like Faith's except i did something most ppl consider profitable. I went and worked out with my mom. I REALLY didn't want to either but i just keep telling myself....smaller skirt size!hehe We also rented a movie titled The Derby Horse, Starring Zac Efron and Bill Cobbs. Really good movie! And I tried to think of things i could do with my little dollar. I discovered that i can't sell brownies at our volleyball games because the county won't allow it. bummer huh? But we do have a volleyball game tomorrow! I told the rest of the team that if and when we win tomorrow i will take the whole team to ice cream at mcdonalds....but i told them sorry i can't afford chocolate dipped! They thought that was funny! G2g fer now..... i have a bad tummy ach. Pray that we win tomorrow and if you have any idea's for my little dollar please share! ~Rach~

Sunday, October 28, 2007

(3) Bowling Baby!!!

Well, I shant leave you in suspense i made second place out of 6 ppl. I wasn't even close to first either. The first place player, Amber, had 90 and i was only 72. But i wasn't last or second to last. (Like Dusty was! hehe) Now i get to tell you the funny, hilarious, a little dangerous, but well worth it, thing that happened. Amber and I were having a great time picking on Dusty because we were sooo far ahead of him. But....he then out of luck...i think....he got a strike! uh-oh! He rubbed that in our faces. Then his next turn came around and whatta you know he got another one! So...Amber and I decided that we must end this run of strikes! So.....When his next turn came i quickly grabbed a ball and was gonna gutter it, but he caught me and took the ball. Quick thinking Amber grabbed another on passed it to me and i went running(slowly) toward the lane. I trip, fall on my knees, but got the ball in the gutter, and we had a successful execution of our plan! But the part we failed to oversee was the fact that my turn was next! So before i could do anything there goes a ball down the alley in the gutter, coming straight from the hands of no other than Dusty! NOT FUNNY! That was my last bowl too! Ick! I even got bowling alley burn on my knees when i fell! That should have been enough punishment right?

Nyways, All in all we had a blast and I am soooo excited about our new building! Tonight Pastor preached on the parable of the talents. How Christ gave each man so much and they knew he was coming back for it and expected it to have grown. So Pastor gave each member 18 and older $2 and each member 17 and younger all the way down to the 1yr olds $1 out of he own money! He told us to take it as if Christ had given it to us and to multiply it. We are all going to turn it back in Dec. 30th and see what we can do. It will all go toward the building fund too! He gave us some ideas of things we could do to turn our little dollar into more. I think i am gonna bake some brownies from a mix i can get at $ tree and sell individual brownies for 25 to 50 cents. Then as i get more i will make some jewelry and sell it. Cool beans huh?

Ok i am done now! I am sooo tired and my eyes are killing me from this screen!

I have a Volleyball game Tuesday! More about that later!

Byes.....have a wonderfully blessed day! (or night whenever you read this!hehe!)

~Rach~

(2) A Wonderful Anniversary Sunday!

Well, getting up early was the only bad part about today so far! Go up and started getting ready and what do you know my hair did exactly what i wanted it to! I put on my new outfit and we headed fer church. Our practice with the pianist over our offertory piece was profitable and all went well in that area. After the early service we had a continential breakfast and some special music. Then there was the second service. Rebecca and I got to sit through both services because we had to play our instruments in both and we went bowling with the teens which didn't take place until after the 2nd service.

This is all i have time to tell about now....i need to take a nap before tonite and we have to be back at the church at 5. Try to write more tonight about bowling! TONS of FUN!!!

~Rach~

Saturday, October 27, 2007

(1) The Very Beginning

Hey ppls of my friendships! (I know that was CHESSEY!!!!) I finally have my own blog and the enter button isn't working so bear with me please! hehe Just a quicky post. I am soooo excited that tomorrow is South Haven Baptist Church's 21st Anniversary!!!! I need to go to bed thusly because i have to be there at 7:30am. I am a member of the orchestra and we are playing lots tomorrow for the special occasion! Comment bunches on all my posts, i'd love to hear from you all! Rachael aka

I Have Been Blessed!!!!

THE ROOM

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room.
There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings. As I drew near the wall of files, the first to
catch my attention was one that read "Girls I have liked." I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was.
This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.
A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends I have betrayed." The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird "Books I Have Read," "Lies I Have Told," "Comfort I have Given," "Jokes I Have Laughed at." Some
were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers." Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger", "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents.
Often there were many more cards than I expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth.
Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.
When I pulled out the file marked "TV Shows I have watched", I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.
When I came to a file marked "Lustful Thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content.
I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me. One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!" In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now. I had to empty it
and burn the cards. But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it.
Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.
And then I saw it. The title bore "People I Have Shared the Gospel With." The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.
And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this
room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.
No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw
a sorrow deeper than my own.
He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes. Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again.
He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.
Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. "No!" I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, so alive. The name
of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side.

He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished." I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.
- Brian Moore