A few Sundays ago my church held a teen service. This service is where the teens of the church conduct the service. In this photo my brother Collin is leading the congregational singing. Other teens participate in announcements, special music, ushering and preaching
One young man who preached used the maps on the wall to illustrate his sermon.
Pastor ended the service with a sermon on John 3:16. He had a young girl come to the platform and quote the verse for us!
That morning I did a small solo part in the choir song, and my mom filmed it. The song is "Praise Your name" The young lady who does the solos was not at rehearsal the week before, and so Mr W. asked if I would do the solo part. So, I tried it during rehearsal. This song was brand new to our choir. I didn't do so great during the practice, I was terribly nervous and didn't know the notes yet. Mr W. however thought I did fine and said, "Ok, you are going to do it!"
"Um...when are we doing this song?" I asked.
"Next Sunday morning!" he replied quite cheerfully... a bit too cheerfully
Needless to say, I took the music home and went over it several times!!
I must say thankyou to Mr W., I enjoyed doing the part that morning.
I have been helping her to set it up and get it going, and I hope you will check it out!
On a side note, I had an exam in my mission's class Thursday and I got 100!!!!!!!
I nearly keeled over when I heard my grade... lol. I have the midterm in that class next week, but I am not going to hold my breath for another A+. Yet I will study hard!
I had a surprise visit today from Justin! Because of Spring break and other things I thought I wouldn't see him till next Wednesday. Then Thursday night he mentioned "stopping by" before work to visit today.
It was a great visit, and an unexpected one. I can't praise the Lord enough for this wonderful little surprise.
My youngest sister, who is soon to be 4, was napping while Justin was here. When Kat found out that she missed seeing him she was upset.
"I'm gonna ask Momma to call your Justin and tell him to call me in the morning," she said as I tucked her into bed tonight.
"Oh Really?" I asked, "What would you tell Justin?"
"I would ask,'When are you coming to see me?!'" she said quite emphatically.
“A REAL man, the kind of man a woman wants to give her life to, is one who will respect her dignity, who will honor her like the valuable treasure she is. A REAL man will not attempt to rip her precious pearl from it's protective shell, or persuade her with charm to give away her treasure prematurely, but he will wait patiently until she willingly gives him the prize of her heart. A REAL man will cherish and care for that prize forever.” -Leslie Ludy
March the 20th is a special day, for not only is it the first day of Spring, it is also the anniversary of when we started courting. We celebrated our 1 year anniversary by getting together for my homemade donuts!
We actually celebrate the 20th of every month. Justin is the one who started this tradition. (One I love!) It is nice to be able to have one special day a month, I am thankful that Justin came up with the idea! He gives flowers and a card to me every 20th. Mom says I am spoiled...
I say, "I know! I am one very blessed girl!"
Do you see Collin trying to sneak in???? brothers...
Praise the lord the donuts turned out fine! I made a double batch. I made 70 donuts! Mom made an egg casserole, the Muzykas brought milk, and Chip&dip.
Jessica smiles for her picture!
My brother Collin, with Mr. and Mrs. Muzyka
My sister, Mom and Dad!
Mrs. Muzyka whips up the chip dip for us!
March the 20th is also.....
Free Italian ice day at Rita's! I had Ritaberrious, and Justin had Banana Split.
This was my first time having Italian Ice from Rita's
Mom and Dad
Jessica and Mrs. Muzyka. Collin and Mr. Muzyka didn't get their pic taken. (lol...they are probably most relieved!)
The flowers from Justin... aren't they simply stunning?????
We had a wonderful evening, and endured much teasing! I am so thankful for this past year and all that God has taught me through it!
I also add.....
God bless, ~Rebecca
If you have been reading my blog since I announced that I was courting let me know!
I noticed that I haven't blogged as much lately, after midterms hopefully I will post more often! School is going well, my missions class is a bit challenging but God is good! This Saturday (tomorrow) is a rather important day... exactly 365 days since Justin and I started courting!
I still can't believe it has already been a year, it is exciting!
Because the 20th falls on a Saturday, and Justin works on Saturdays, we originally assumed we wouldn't get to see each other and instead he would come visit Sunday afternoon. But then, come to find out, he happened to get Saturday off, and then his dad got Saturday off...
So... the Muzyka's will be coming over for some of my homemade donuts Saturday!! The Lord totally worked out a visit for us!
Now, I just need to make sure I do not mess up the donuts!! LOL.
When Justin asked me to start courting last year, I had made homemade pizza dough for dinner that night. He was coming over for dinner and my Dad was going to pick him up at the dorms. During the drive Justin asked my Dad's permission to start courting. I remember looking outside the window as my Dad and Justin sat in the truck talking...and talking...and talking.
When they finally came back in it took Justin 20 minutes to tell me what the discussion was. He kept putting off telling me what my dad's conclusion was!!! At last he FINALLY told me that dad gave his permission, and would I let him court me?
So, we had the pizza... and while it was cooking in the oven I realized I had forgotten something VERY important for the dough.
After the meal I asked my family and Justin, "Uh, how was the pizza?"
"Great!" "Delicious!" "Wonderful,"
"Oh good, see I forgot the salt,"
"So that's why it tasted a little different," Justin said.
*sigh*... and that's how we started courting.
That wasn't half as bad as the cheescake bars I later made for him.... I put 2 tblsp of salt instead of 2 tsp....but that's another story!
My great Grandmother(or Mémère as is the french word for grandma)passed away this week quite suddenly. Mémère was 94, and the sweetest little old french lady you could have ever known. I will miss her alot. She was quite the woman! Spunky with a great sense of humor!
Mémère was my Dad's grandmother. Here she is with with her granddaughter Jessica...
And Jessica's little sister Alexandra spends a moment with Mémère.
Mémère with just some of her family.
With just some of her children, I believe she had at least 12 children.... or more. My Dad's mom is the one standing.
Mémère, my mom (expecting yours truly) and Grandma (my Dad's mom)
My uncle Mark and my dad with Mémère.
The little girl in the jumper is me!
My sisters and I with Mémère.
All my siblings!!!
In 2009 mémère was walking in a hallway and her hip broke, she fell and it broke two more times. She was placed in the very nursing home that my church was holding services in. After several months her leg and hip healed and she was able to go home.
In mémère's apartment there were always pictures all over the place! The two children picture here is my brother and I.
My Dad's cousins made this big poster-board for her too!
This was taken in late 2009 this was the last time we saw her.
Please pray for my family and extended family. Thankyou, and God bless,
I am in my twenties and I am wholly dedicated to serving my Lord Jesus since July 24,97.
I graduated from Bible College in May 2011 alongside my then Fiance...
Justin and I were married on
August 12, 2011 and I am enjoying being his wife!