So Cooper is really getting the hang of his jumperoo. He reminds me of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh jumping all about. Thought you might enjoy watching him get his jump on! Click on the link to the song too!
The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful things.
Their tops are made out of rubber,
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
And they’re bouncy, trouncy,
fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I’m the only one!
I’m… the only one!
Crystal is an other amazing person who is worth writing about! Crystal is Colleen’s (the girl I wrote about in my previous post) best friend. Crystal stands along side Colleen doing all of the same outreach ministries that Colleen is involved in. But it should be noted, that Crystal currently works two jobs but still finds time in the evenings and weekends to invest in the lives of the young children at Metro Ministries in the inner city Baltimore. Colleen wrote a blog entry about her Crystal about a month a half ago and I think it is worth reading. Check it out! http://charmcity-colleen.blogspot.com/2009/02/volunteer-profile-ms-crystal.html She is an amazing woman of God and her heart is so passionate about sharing the love of Christ with these children! I am blessed to know her 🙂
Please pray that God would continue to use Crystal to bless the lives of the children she works with at Metro Ministries! Also continue to pray for her protection, as her and Colleen are often out on the streets of inner city Baltimore late into the night talking with at risk youth and homeless men and women!
This weekend Chris and I took our friend Colleen out to lunch for her birthday. For those of you who don’t know our friend Colleen let me tell you a little about her. First, she is an amazing Christian woman. I first meet Colleen because of Chris. Chris was helping Colleen out with an out reach program she was doing with the inner city homeless. She was going to a park every Sunday with a group of people and serving them food and sharing the message of Christ. During this time she was also spending her weekend days and evenings in Baltimore City hanging out with the homeless, sometimes even at 2am. Then about about a year or two ago, she felt lead to help the inner city children. She found a church in the inner city of Baltimore and helped develop a program for at risk youth called Metro Ministries. She is now serving there as a missionary.
So we sat there at lunch and we chatted about what was going on in her life. She proceeded to tell how she had just spent the morning and afternoon driving to some of the children’s homes that she works with at the church. She was just checking in with some of them and to talk to their parents about their behavior. She was also telling me how they are now hosting a teen night from 9pm-12am Friday night to keep the teens off the streets during the highest crime time for young teens. 40 teens showed up his past Friday night and half of them were new and had never come to the church before.
After lunch was over we drove home and I started to think about Colleen and how God is using her. She is an amazing woman who is totally devoted to sharing God’s message of hope and love. She has traded a world of stability (having a normal job and stable income) for a world that relies totally on God’s providence and provisions. She may be the only love and stability that some of these children see on a regular basis. What an encouragement she is to me! I know what God will say to her when she arrives in heaven, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:23)
If you are a person of faith, I ask that you would pray for Colleen, Metro Kids ministry, and other people who serve in this ministry! I have provided a link to Metro Kids Ministry if you would like to read more about her ministry!
I recently received a card in the mail from a friend. In the card she thanked me for always being there for her. I have been friends with this person for over 15+ years now. When I finished reading her card, I started to reflect on what friendship is truly all about. I have to admit, I have not always been a good friend during the course of these 15+ years. But it seems that even though our friendship had it share of peaks and valleys, we will always be there for one another.
I really feel as if God has put this person in my life for a reason. Our friendship was no accident, God arranged this meeting of two people long before we both were ever born I am sure. We have confided in one another with our fears and dreams. We have called one another in tears and to just laugh. Growing up we would stay up late chatting until we could barely keep our eyes open. We would drive around in the car listening to our silly mixed tapes, singing at the top of our lungs. We would write letters to one another all the time, keep count of ever single letter that was ever written between the two of us, even signing every letter with “this counts.” She was a friend I knew I could always trust and depend on. Even now as our lives have taken us in different directions with our other relationships and endeavors, we are still there for one another. We may not talk every day or see each other every week, but I know that no matter what time of day or circumstance, if I needed her, she would be there for me. She is a loyal friend who is very selfless and giving! A scripture comes to my mind when I think of this friend, “greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friend (John 15:13).” I really believe that everyone needs a friend who is fiercely loyal and selfless like my friend of over 15 years. I feel blessed to know her and to call her a friend. Do you have a friend like this? I pray that you do!
Thanks for always being there for me! 😉
Yesterday evening Chris, Cooper, and I all went over to our friend Eric’s house. Eric is an amazing blogger. He has a very well kept up website which he blogs on almost daily. He also has several friends who have websites and blogs that he follows on a regular basis. When we started our website in September 2008 he “bookmarked” us so that he could keep up with out postings on our website and see how little Cooper is growing. But I was informed yesterday evening, that we were no longer “bookmarked” on his computer. Oh the travesty!! So I in order to earn our status back on Eric’s list of note-worthy websites to “bookmark”, I have to write more entries more frequently. Hopefully over time I can earn our bookmark back.
But that’s enough about that…on to more interesting topics… Like the word “Jeneric”. Webster dictionary defines the word as:
1 a: relating to or characteristic of a whole group or class : general b: being or having a nonproprietary name <generic drugs> c: having no particularly distinctive quality or application <generic restaurants>2: relating to or having the rank of a biological genus
Our friend Eric recently started to date a girl name Jen. We were able to finally meet her last night when we stopped over for dinner with the two of them. We really like Jen and think that she seems to be a good fit for our friend Eric from our first impression of her. Chris and I were discussing the two of them yesterday evening and Chris says, “They are generic.” I did not pick up on this right away and Chris started to chuckle to himself. As usual it takes me a while to figure out the pun. But yes, Jen + Eric = Jeneric. However, if you know our friend Eric you know he is nothing close to generic. And after meeting his girlfriend Jen, I am pretty sure she is not very generic either. Actually, we asked them what their V-Day plans were. They said they were going to go Geo-Caching. I had never heard of this before, but apparently you go and find hidden treasure and trinkets that people hide and then you use GPS coordinates to find this hidden treasure. I would say that Geo-Caching is not your typical Valentine’s Day activity. Generic? NO! Jeneric? Yes. So I guess Jen and Eric give a whole new meaning to the word “Jeneric”.