Saturday, May 30, 2009



Well, I know that it is kind of been quiet here lately.. I am not really sure why I have had such writers block.. but.. I have some information to convey I guess.

I have sadly failed my PRAXIS I test again, and after even being tutored, did worse on each section. I was given news that they were going to give us an extra month because of low cohort numbers. I was glad to hear this, because this gives me two more shots… but I gotta say, after today, I was pretty ready to just hang this up, and quit. I would hate for a test to hang this up for me… but I know that the Lord is in control and that he has my life in the palm of his hand. There is comfort in knowing that…

Why the picture? I dunno. I was flipping through pictures, and it calmed me. I thought I would just remember the beautifulness of Spring. Although its still officially Spring, it feels like summer.

And… I somehow hurt my wrist, and I have been functioning with really one hand.. you try it… I wont take for granted two working wrists again. I use my hands to do everything… and its inconvenient. :)

Mother in law Judy is here for a couple days. ;)

Anyway- I might try and get out and give Mr. Canon a workout tomorrow. . It seems like it will be a nice day for that.

Have a Happy Saturday.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NEXT 2009


What an amazing trip this weekend was. It was a great time to ride in the van and get to know Ben & Molly as a newly engaged couple, Kaitlyn & Shawn as a couple, Kaitlyn & Toph and Jonathan a little better. The rest of the group rode with Brett & Jody!

We had interesting conversation and played funny games, too! We were so excited to get there.

This picture is a pic of everyone coming down into the Main gathering place. 2500 people came to worship the One and Only Jesus Christ. What a small glimpse of heaven.

IMG_5734 We had lots of free time which was very very nice. We were neat the inner harbor in Baltimore, so we did quite a bit of walking. I took what pics I could even when it was oftentimes behind people. ;(IMG_5742 IMG_5743 IMG_5753 IMG_5756 I love this photo (Toph, Ben and Kaitlyn)IMG_5763 IMG_5764 (Shawn)IMG_5771 (Kaitlyn & Erin)IMG_5773 (Ben)IMG_5774 (Toph & Dennis)IMG_5776 I love this pic, because there is blurry people and a clear little family to the right… I am still amazed at this camera.IMG_5779 I took some pictures of Brett & Jody- IMG_5784 IMG_5786 IMG_5787 NOW…. THIS was a little bit exciting, the two pictures below. That morning we had heard D.A. Carson preach, and then we saw, D.A. Carson (left) Grant (the NEXT director) and Joshua Harris. (you can only see his head in the this one, but a fairly decent one of D.A.

(thanks to my zoom lens, I could get right in the middle of their lunch without actually getting in the middle of the their lunch!! he he. I was just a wee bit star struck.. only because God as richly blessed these men…)

IMG_5792 This one is better of lunch- do you think that he saw me taking pictures of him? I hope not, that is embarrassing.. they are just preachers! IMG_5803 Anyway---- after we continued on our way, we decided to go take a tour of some war ships- the one that we toured was in the Pearl Harbor when it was attacked…


This white ship was the one below. . . IMG_5811 IMG_5812 IMG_5830 We stayed at the Hilton Hotel which perfectly backed up to the Orioles stadium from the terrace pool deck which was super convenient when the had a game. IMG_5850 IMG_5851 This is the conference itself. It was super dark so I could not get really any decent pictures, but I will give you what I have.

IMG_5861 IMG_5869 This is Kevin deYoung author of “Just Do Something” and ‘Why we are Not Emergent”IMG_5903 Ok, so one of the main reasons that I originally wanted to come to this conference was to hear C.J. Mahaney speak, and so I took a picture of him… he is the bald guy in the middle of this picture below.. I was so happy! And he gave a great sermon that morning. I am still thinking about it. IMG_5906 Later that day, there was an actual baseball game so I caught some pictures of that……. LOVE my zoom lens. . IMG_5914 IMG_5915 IMG_5918 IMG_5928 And then some of Dennis…….IMG_5931 IMG_5934 IMG_5935

We heard Joshua Harris preach along with D.A. Carson, Kevin DeYoung, CJ Mahaney, and Sinclair Ferguson. (twice) Awesome men of God.

More on sermons later.

You can download them at

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Out of BlogLand till Wednesday!

Hey All.

I wanted to let you all know that Dennis and I are away for a 4 day getaway to Baltimore- We are going to the NEXT conference, and I am pretty excited..

I will be taking Mr. Canon, and I do hope to take some pictures, but I am hoping to really concentrate on God and his Holiness this weekend, so don’t expect a whole lot.

Miss you guys!!!!

(Keep in prayer my aunt that is in the hospital for GI issues, and My mom and Keith that will be in NY for the weekend, as well… )


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Don’t Ask Him to Remind You to Love Him.

Ok, I have to confess something. This is more of a wife lesson, I suppose.

If you know me, than you know that I take the marital relationship very seriously. I want to live out my faith through my marriage, I think that is where it is directly applicable to display the love that Christ has for the church. I am to honor and respect him, and he is to love me. That is just the way that is.

Well, this post would be cute and cuddly so far, but I have to add in that I am a sinner, and that tends to complicate the marriage relationship a little bit. (Just a little bit :)

Wondering how Aquafina fits into this? I am getting there.

Dennis brings water to work with him every day, and he reuses the same bottles, leaving them to be filled up every evening. (here society, here is our contribution, recycling)

I usually fill them up.

and if it is looking like I have forgotten he will usually remind me to do it, or well, ask me if I were planning to do it or if he should. Most of the time, I gladly sign up for the task, even though standing in front of the sink for countless hours so far filling up water bottles is not my most favorite task… I do it because I love him.


I did not do it last night.

He did not remind me.

His fault right?

Standing in the kitchen this morning, he points out the obvious, and I am standing there like: “What are you talking about?” I forgot to do it. and I am wondering why we are talking about it. “Fill em up and go to work, I am thinking!

Well, I call him later to tell him that I was upset with him that he had to talk about it this morning.

Then, later on that day, I was talking to my friend Crystal.. (Love You Crystal Lawson) she reminded me that my husband is a HUGE acts of service guy……

and while I am trying to plead my case, once again, IT HITS ME:

I wanted my husband to remind me

to love him.

I know.. mistakes happen, and its really no big deal that I did not fill up the water bottles, and he lived, did not thirst to death,

but for me………….

it was not about the water bottles,

it was about the principle:

I do it all of the time:

I do not task special care to love him and remember his needs, that make him happy.

For me to hear and receive love, I need a kiss.

For him to hear and receive love, sometimes I just need to fill up water bottles!

Aquafina, Purity Guaranteed, eh?


Monday, May 18, 2009

Be Fruitful and Multiply and WSBC people did!


We had a cookout- it was so enjoyable!!!!! I could not believe how many people we had. Mr. Canon had a very busy day! He captures 406 memories Saturday. Moms & Dads if you want more of your children, I have them. Let me know if you want to see any of them! It was fun…. thanks for coming, and enjoy the pics!!!IMG_5525 IMG_5526 IMG_5533 IMG_5543 IMG_5548 IMG_5561 IMG_5565 IMG_5569 IMG_5571 IMG_5575 IMG_5586 IMG_5590 IMG_5592 IMG_5596 IMG_5602 IMG_5613 IMG_5622 IMG_5626 IMG_5627 IMG_5632 IMG_5635 IMG_5640 IMG_5643 IMG_5652 IMG_5656 IMG_5660 IMG_5664 IMG_5666 IMG_5669







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