Sunday, April 30, 2006

daddy

When you left.... I said I didn't think I would ever laugh again.
But I roared and guffawed at your memorial.
You made me this way, you bad man.
I can't sit through a wedding or a funeral
Without a wicked little dialogue in my head,
Telling me what is so funny.

I thought I would never have
That strength and stability
Home, family ever again
But there was Mama.

I thought it was over
This comedy called
Parenting adults
Seeing how rich and how funny and how strange
But Georgia

I thought no one would charm the waitress
The cashier
The guy at the drive through
And do crazy things in public
But there was Bobby

I thought I would never
Catch someone's eye in church, or a meeting
And have to look away because something is so funny
I lost my friend, I thought
But Leah

I thought we had lost
The black and silver fire
Mystery and grace
Wrapped in hilarity
But.... Calvin

I thought the shoulders were gone
Those broad shoulders to ride on
And all the tricks and teasing
But then I found my kids up there
And there was me

It's not that I don't miss you
It's just that you left so much behind
For us to enjoy

Happy homecoming, Daddy
I hope you have a G5

Saturday, April 29, 2006

San Anton-io

Good so far... we're set up in a revival tent.... and staying at a
very nice Best Western. The weather is incredible, beautiful... I
heard it will get hot later, though.
Currently: R1 praying somewhere on the hotel grounds... Mommy surfing
the web in the room, R2 watching dolphins on TV, Toby taking catnaps....
if I just had some chocolate... oh wait, I do.
See ya

Friday, April 28, 2006

leavin on a jet plane


well... actually, I'm leaving in a Corolla...
We're off to San Antonio at 9 this marnin.... We have ministry tonight, tomorrow night, and twice on Sunday.

I assume the hotel has internet, but if there is no new post, you know why..

Lookee lookee - my great-nephew Isaac Allen! long awaited pix!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Prayer requests

Please pray for little Noah Lightfoot... here's the latest from Jennifer:
Please keep praying for Noah... I talked with Wendy a few minutes ago and she says his oxygen level is still only in the low 90's with oxygen being given. Without oxygen, he drops down to the 80's... Anything at 91% and below is danger level. They are about to start him on IV Antibiotics to help clear up what is either severe bronchitis (week 3 of it) or pneumonia. So, he's not through the thick of it yet. However, we serve a Mighty, Healing, Miracle-working God and I believe together we can pray for Noah to have a major turn for the better TODAY!

Thanks for all your prayers!

Also, pray for Katie today as she has her CT scan...

Well, here I am! I missed my blog mucho mucho!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Bible roulette

**edited to say: I forgot it was guys day! So, gents, go for it till noon.... and the topic will be chosen by Servant.... **



decided to give the ol' Good Book a whirl this morning... I opened to
a judgment section of Ezekiel.
Now, usually when this happens, I skip merrily by and find a nice
Psalm or Proverb instead. But today I read the judgment stuff.
What stood out... was he kept saying if Daniel, Job and Noah were
there, they alone would have been spared. This is such an interesting
trio to me. Why those three??
And encouraging... as most of us know, Noah had a rough couple years
there at the end... NC 17 stuff there in Genesis... and we know that
Job questioned God, and challenged His methods... I remember Daniel
being pretty much a straight arrow all the way, but the other two....
So that was kind of encouraging, in a redemptive sense. That God
"remembered" them despite their failures.
Not trying to say any kind of doctrine here... just an observation in
grace.

We went by Montgomery College yesterday. The doors may not be closed
there after all... continue to pray!

and I shall reclaim the internet this very night.
Peace

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

day tooe

Sorry about yesterday... I posted that blog in the morning but it
appears to have not gone up until much later...

Last night's prayer meeting was good. I have a difficult time
"tapping in" to whatever's going on a lot of the time in prayer, but
I was able to pray last night.... something in my heart and my spirit
is turning on again... I want to see people saved. I want to pray for
people.
Here's the thing with me... I am SO not wanting to go back into
ministry mode.
Where I just run on my own steam, and maybe build something
"successful" but have no heart for God... I've done it before and I
have a healthy fear of doing it again. Because I reproduce myself...
and I end up with disciples of Jessica instead of disciples of Jesus.
Pray with me, pray for me.
I need to love God. I need to love His word. I need to change.

Today we're going to look around for other alternatives to MoCo for
the outreach... that door appears to be closed. So pray, also for
divine direction for us.

I miss my bloggerati. See you late tomorrow night...

Monday, April 24, 2006

Fasting

Today through Wednesday night, I will be fasting the internet. So
here's the deal. I will come on in the morning and post a blog, but I
won't post another blog or read comments throughout the day. Capisce?

Radiant is fasting M-W for our upcoming ministry in San Antonio, and
for our upcoming ministry locally. I can't really fast food right now
(and I'm really just crushed about it ;) ), but the internet I can
fast, and that's meaningful for me anyway as I am a web junkie.
I will be checking my email daily, if Josh is reading this...

Pray with me for :
• personal revival in me; I want to get back in on what God's doing,
but not on my own steam. been there done that
• grace for me; to have faith and endurance .... not for fasting, but
endurance for the race I am just beginning in many ways
• for the Radiants, grace and blessings on their fasts
• for the San Antonio ministry- they are believing God for harvest...
pray with us for the ministry there Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
• For the Radiants: supernatural protection against attacks and sickness
• For the local outreach: direction for all the logistics, and
anointing.... we are planning Holy Ghost revival meetings but He has
to come! We are shooting for having our first meeting June 6th, and
there's a lot of stuff that needs to happen prior to that.

okay, and I think I'm done.
See ya tomorrow morning.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

So last night, R1 was gone.... he's got this monthly overnight meeting. So, as usual, I seized the day to watch a movie he would NEVER watch...
This time, a Hilary Duff selection....
See, honestly, I like her little teenybopper romances... they are so sweet. And I read in Sacred Romance that there is this longing in a woman's heart for romance that really is a longing for God... so that's why I love cheesy little romances...

But, yeah, watching all the extras and whatnot kept me up till almost 3. And then Toby woke up at 7 and has been playing and grunting since then... SO I just said to heck with it and got up.
Normally, I'm like a merry sunshine good morning kinda gal no matter what amount of sleep I get... I mean I wake up WIDE awake... but I'm a little bleary today...

Oh, but the new playpen is great. He was way too big for his bassinet and I have been pre-grieving moving him into his room and crib.... but the playpen has bought me some time... it has a built in bassinet that is much bigger.
R2 is pretty concerned about why can't he get in the playpen... or, as it's called these days, a playyard. Bunk. It's a pen.

Man I am a sleepy sneezy hungry little mama.

Oh, and we'll try the story experiment another day, with more rules....

Thursday, April 20, 2006

You know what?

The blog I had up this marnin was a little more fit for my myspace...
I'll repost it over there.

Have you guys heard about this outreach we're starting?? At Montgomery College?? VERY EXCITING

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

cute berry berry short bideo about a berry short baby

Guys day


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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

awake

Toby has a doctor's appointment today. I think it's at 10 or 10:30...
I have to call once their office opens and find out.
So here I am, awake and soooo tired with a nervousy stomach.
Maybe it's an overactive commitment gene. Or maybe I've hit Issues
one time too many. Because when I know I have a plan, I dread it.
It doesn't matter how fun or exciting the plan is. I just can't relax
because there is a PLAN.
For example, yesterday I knew I had to be home by 4:30 ... and feed
people and dress people and so forth so Richy could be at the church
by 6. So all day I'm panicking as I shop... I kept stopping to look
at my cell phone clock. (no, I don't wear a watch because I can
barely tell time and digitals look too butch for me)
So all day, little panics. Have I spent too long at Target?? Will I
have time for grocery shopping?? Oh NO! Only 3 hours until I have to
be home! and so forth.

It's a neurosis, folks. And when I have a morning plan I wake up
hours early and neurotically watch the clock until I know it's
actually TIME to get ready now.
Sheesh.

at least 9 minutes and possibly 1 hour 9 minutes until I can call the
doctor's office and find out the verdict.... is it 10.... or 10:30....

Monday, April 17, 2006

Top o the Mundee to ya...
New Easter pix on the Clark family pix page...
Currently making plans for the day.... what shall I do and so forth
Peace

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Holy sanctification, Batman!

This thing is FAST... last night we watched movie trailers. browsed
pictures... Richy watched CBN for a while.. we ended up exhausting
ourselves of the internet around midnight.
Wowzer. What a difference DSL makes... I might break into song.



OH YEAH pictures of Josharoo and Shannon's baby
Keith Arden Peterson

Friday, April 14, 2006

I don't know...

still waiting for news on Tax Eve Peterson....




Keith Arden Peterson
7:47 am PST
9 lbs 6 oz
21 1/2 inches....
BIG BOY!

Everything went great and Josh will probably send pix later.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

I'll be back. Like the Terminator. Only not with a creepy red eye or
guns or anything. Or ANYTHING.
But, like the Terminator, I will be back.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The medal goes to...



You will all be delighted to know that, after weeks and months of turning you all down from holding Toby, I let a complete stranger hold him at the grocery store.
This is how it went down. We tank up prior to leaving the house. Toby, full, happy and medicated, sleeps all the way to HEB. Sleeps on the way in... bumpy bumpy bumpy
Sleeps while we ate a delicious lunch (HEB has value meals for like 2 bucks what the heck) and woke up as soon as we entered the grocery aisles....
Smiled through the store, charmed people etc. Stopped smiling at the produce round-up. I recognized the signs and banked for the checkout line... I got a fairly decent line behind 2 people with carts full of chickens and goats and such (not really, but it does feel like a Mexican market in line sometimes)
And the meltdown began. Chat chat chat people with the clerk... read a mag, if you'd like. Fumble around... where is that wallet?? Chat, clerk and sacker. Sack at your leisure...
Progressing rapidly past the bronze whine right into the silver angry tears. Finally make it through, chat chat over the screams...
And we're to the door when I realize I did not redeem my Coinstar voucher.... I check the receipt as Toby takes the gold. Yep, redeemable only today.
If I were a wealthy woman, I'd let my $45 of coins go... just let it go. But, as I am of the goat and chicken farm category, I take R2 and Toby in their cute little matching shirts back INTO the store. R2, fascinated by his Buddy Bucks, walks 15 feet behind me. Abduct me! his posture cries out.
Yada yada
Get my money and take off for the car. I am almost at my destination and the frantic screams are attracting attention. Then, a small pickup truck full of pierced and dyed people stops directly in my way. I say excuse me, nicely, but they don't listen. So I start to try to drive the cart through. FInally they notice me and step reluctantly to the side.
And this is where it happens. I am frantically throwing my groceries in the trunk as the platinum air raid siren wails over the city. A woman asks me in Spanish a question, some question and holds out her arms. And I, who don't give him to his own grandmothers at church, hand him over gratefully. I throw 2 cases of water on top of the other bags, throw the empty carseat in the back, throw R2... no, wait... he climbed in by himself. And I take the now quiet Toby, sucking happily on his fist, and thank the lady in multiple languages.

I'm still not going to let you hold him. I miss him too much. Unless I see you at the store.

Saturday, April 8, 2006

there's more where this came from...









Pride and Prejudice

We began the late screening of P&P last night at 11.... things have changed around here.
There is an adorable dictator who controls the schedule...
Anyhoo
It was a good movie. We decided we could never watch it in the theater, as we have to pause it 4000 times and assess what is going on. Austen ebonics can challenge even the greatest thinkers, and, folks, we ain't the greatest thinkers.
But it was great and such a sweet ending... you'd never guess, but the guy gets the girl and so on.

Tonight is Natalie's birthday. We will be leaving Toby for the first time ever for 2-3 hours. I have a very nervous stomach already. BUT he doesn't need to be in a crowd, and besides, it's a costume party. I did toy with the idea of being Mary and he could be baby Jesus... but, not so much.

So, there you go.

Friday, April 7, 2006

psutaris

I mentioned in the comments earlier, but if any of you homies have blogs you would like me to link on here, let me know.
Toby is doing great. He is breathing much better, and he loves his breathing treatments. He's napping now, bless the Lord and forget not his benefits.


When will baby Peterson be born?
April 7-10th
April 11-13th
April 14th-16th
His due date- the 17th
LATE!
  
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Happy Friday!

WELCOME ISAAC ALLEN!
From Grandma Beth:
"Isaac Jesse J.A.
born 4/6 @ 3:15 pm
weight 8-15 , 19"
he's awesome
Val did great &
John is still making good progress
Doctors say he may be ready to move to rehab soon."

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Toby Update

this is Richy...
We received a negative report from the doctors about an hour ago. Toby was tested positive for RSV. He also has some pnemonia, and bronchiolitis! He is under quarenteen (sp?) for a few days. We have a warning sign on our front door. Sooo...
fear not! "God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind." Fear paralizes faith. As we pray for Toby, let's think on what is good, and see him completely well. Though this is very serious, and toby needs quick healing, there are some positives. 1. He is finally sleeping right now with his mommy. He has been crying and unnerving his parents for the last few hours. 2. His body is doing great absorbing oxygen. 3. He has a community of believers who have been faithfully praying for him.

Jessica, of corse, needs prayer as well, as she is having a hard time with this report. "Who's report will you believe?"
So we could be here a while, or they may send us home tommorow evening, if all looks better, however, we will still be under quarenteen.

On another note: Pray that I work out our vacation. Jess and I had a trip planned for boston leaving this Thur. Am to Mon. I was hoping it to be a time of revival for her. We already paid for this trip in full, flights, hotels, car rental. So it is a bummer to lose it. I am hoping there are some re-fund, or re-direct options, although we bought at priceline.com which ususally creates cheap deals that are not refundable. Perhaps if the names can be changed, someone may win a lottery vacation. Wisdom Lord.
May our lives give you Glory, Richy
if you want to communicate with me, the best way is e-mail avail@radiantworship.com I will try to read the blog, but as you know I am only an occasional "lurker."

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

John Allen

Most of you know John was in a bad accident at work and is in the
hospital with numerous injuries. The latest update from his mom, this
morning at 12:13 am

beth
said...
incredible progress
thanx to all and glory to God
Chris& Natalie are visiting with him and John is talking, eating&;drinking
little or no pain
injuries currently stabalized
Praise Him!




also: new pix of the clarks on the pix page

Monday, April 3, 2006

Last night

What a neat homegroup.... We had 10 or 15 people, I guess.... and the Holy Spirit was there.

I feel like I'm waking up. I can't even describe it. Just all of the sudden I'm cooking again- literally cooking food for the joy of creating... I'm writing a little... making friends again... laughing loud again. Last night I prayed out loud for someone - I think it's been a year.

I guess
this is the joy that comes in the morning

And maybe I can see again
I hope

I think
It's safe to open my arms
And welcome in the prodigals

Maybe I am somehow becoming
Whole again
I am

I find
That I can laugh again
And cry from more than grief

This ending
is a beginning
the sun is out
I see

Saturday, April 1, 2006

wowzers

I haven't looked at what's going on down there.... but sheesh

Here's your Hampton Inn wireless blog.
And good morning.

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