Sunday, August 20, 2006

Kid Hell

Kid Hell. This is the title of a recent entry on a blog that I read. And I'll be glad to link you to soon as I figure out how to do so. LOL!

Let's try this:

In this article, the author is not a fan of nursery, children's Sunday school, children's church or any such programs.

NOW...don't get your britches in a bunch! I was a bit...well, I have no good adjective. I wasn't angry, I wasn't confused...I guess I was intrigued.

I am the CE coordinator for our church. It is quite large. We run about 125 kids in our Sunday school in classes kinder - 6th grade. And THAT'S SUMMER. It will go up next week. My job is to call the teachers that show up every Sunday to see if they need supplies, prayers, whatever. I also have trainings in which we discuss classroom management, as well as "fun" things to do beside read the scripted lesson and pass out the assigned color page.

I was intrigued by the article and it was a GOOD THING! It was good because it helped me to see the way some parents may view the Christian Education program. I want my kids to be safe, well cared for and feel the love of Jesus Christ. This article has given me some WONDERFUL ideas of things that I can do to help the children AND their parents learn the Bible.

So, if you read the article and you are miffed at all...please don't be. It is well-written and brings up wonderful points. Instead, please channel your energies into prayer for me that I might continue to grow in my position and help the teachers AND students achieve all they should.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Has your computer ever crashed? It is a PAIN IN THE BUTT! Or a PITB in computer lingo.

Last Monday night, my computer crashed. I'm not going to get into the technology of it all. Frankly, I have NO IDEA what happened. What I DO know is that I could not get the computer turned on...much less online.

We took the computer to the Geek Squad on Tuesday. They called on Wednesday to say the the computer had to be totally restored. They ran a backup (I haven't checked yet to see what, if anything, was saved.) and restored the darn thing. I picked it up on Friday.

Now, in my defense, I'm not a computer guru, nerd, expert or any other adjective that would lead one to believe I know a thing about these "new-fangled gadgets." What I do know is that the green wire gets plugged into the green hole and so on.

I did all this on Friday, all the while talking to my hubby on the phone....he was in New Jersey or some "NEW" state. I did everything he said to do...I even ad-libbed a no avail. Just today am I FINALLY able to get on.

So here's the clincher....I don't really NEED my computer. The sad part is is that I felt like I was going to fall over with a coronary the entire time I couldn't get online. I don't spend hour upon hour on the internet...I really don't. No...really, I don't. BUT, I do have my "peeps" that I feel I have to keep in touch with. Do I have their numbers listed somewhere? SURE I DO!!!! What kind of bozo do you think I am? It just so happens that it is safely tucked into a file ON THE COMPUTER!

I was completely paralyzed, socially. Sure, I talked to my local friends, but so many who are "out there," (no pun intended) didn't know where I was. Ha...sadly, they probably didn't care.

So, if you missed me...please let me know. I need to feel the love. I missed all of you.