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You know when you have so much going on in your life and your brain feels like shutting down?  That’s been me for the last 3 weeks.

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I went on a mission trip with my church the first week in June to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  This is our 3rd time going there, and it was a success.  We do a week long VBS and feed the kids snack and lunch.  Normally we have 40 to 60 kids.  This year we had 80 to 115 kids.

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When we went to Pine Ridge several years ago.. this kid Aaron touched my heart.  He was too young to participate in VBS, so I let him hang out with me in the kitchen.  He was AMAZED at all the fruit I had there… and asked for an orange.  I gave him one, and he didn’t know to take the peel off, because he had never eaten an orange before!  This year I made sure he had some more oranges..

The plan was to drive home from South Dakota.. relax a little, then get all my stuff ready for VBS crafts the next week.  BUT…

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While on the Mission Trip I found out my dad has small cell lung cancer.  As soon as I got home from South Dakota, we turned and left for Georgia.  You hear about cancer in the news, people ask you to pray for others that have cancer.. but when it’s a close family member, it makes your brain race and shut down at the same time.

I’m pretty sure that my dad is going to kick cancer’s butt.  If you are the praying type, please say a prayer for him.

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My brother and I (along with a few of my children) drove down to Georgia to see my dad.   We had a great visit with Dad, Debra and our sister Kathy.

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visited the Georgia Aquarium

wpid-wp-1434557143110.jpegAnd headed back home.. so we could do our part at VBS

 

Thursday’s To Do… Mission Trip Edition

Thursday's To Do..

 

June 21th  Thursday

7:00 A.M. Breakfast

7:30 am  Clean up/ Leave to pick up kids 7:45 A.M. Devotions

9:00 Am  Basketball/Craft/Computer time

10:30 AM Snack

12:00 P.M. Lunch

12:45 P.M. Cleanup & take kids back home

2:00 P.M.  Darren Merraval Buffalo Ranch

4:00 PM   Prepare meal

5:00 PM    Dinner and Clean up

6:00 P.M. Free Time/Showers

7:00 P.M. Movie Night

9:00 PM  Snack

9:30 PM  Worship time

10:15 PM  Bed

I love Hostess.. You Love Hostess.. But Do You Know This?

Hostess, Ho Ho, fruit pies, I love hostess

While on my Mission trip to Joplin Missouri.. I got in a little bet with some kid.. (let's  just call him "The Doubter").  ANY WAY.. The Doubter told me that Hostess Ho Ho's come in packages of 2.

Clearly this is a rack of Ho Ho's.. and you can see the "3 cakes" right on the package.  I told "The Doubter" he must have these confused with Ding Dongs (above the Ho Ho's) that clearly come in packages of 2.

Then he tried to tell me that the Ho Hos come in a box in packages of two.  If you  look closely at the package.. they say "10 individually wrapped cakes".

I explained to The Doubter that perhaps he was confused with Little Debbie "Swiss Rolls".  He reassured me that he was not confused.  But check out that labeling… "Twin Wrapped".

Just in case  "The Doubter" doesn't believe me.. here's proof one more time.

"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders – The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" – but only slightly less well-known never make a bet with a chubby girl when HOSTESS is on the line!"  (name that movie)

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