Saturday, July 30, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
|Grace (second from the left) shortly after |
arriving at Camp Kivu this weekend.
However, all the tight living, car trouble and working as fast as I can to catch up has me thinking....well, actually worrying. The "what ifs" are in full bloom! What if we don't have put tax return in time to pay the attorney and for homeschool curriculum; what if the Durango needs more repairs; what if so many need our help if social security checks are help; what if my contract work for Social Security has the payments tied up in the budget problems...BUT then right there in the middle of my worries....God starts dropping blessings. Its just amazing. Grace's summer fun had been postponed, but Grace just recently got a scholarship to go back to Camp Kivu this year and we had the funds to get her to camp. Grace LOVES Camp Kivu so this is the highlight of her summer! And then a fellow Freecycler offered us boxes of "extra" food including cereals, canned goods, pastas, and rice dinners...undoubtedly $100 plus worth of food. Truly a blessing!
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. ~~I Peter 5:7
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
I know the people below look like they belong to a legal defense team, but they are actually the newest graduates from William Woods University's MBA program. I had the honor of facilitating their final Capstone class and tonight they presented and defended their business plan for a local foods distributorship.
|Hand Dipped Chocolate Strawberries & Carrot Cookies|
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
1 1/4 cups grated carrots
2 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash salt
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (573) 592-1127
Paying for college could prove difficult for those affected by the devastating and destructive tornado that ripped through Joplin May 22. Now William Woods University is offering a helping hand.
WWU will provide 10 one-year, tuition-free awards for residential students from the southwest Missouri community. The award will be available to students entering William Woods this fall or fall of 2012.
The recipients must meet the university’s entrance requirements and participate in LEAD (Leading, Educating, Achieving and Developing). LEAD is an innovative program developed by William Woods University. It is intended to encourage and reward campus and community involvement that contributes to a complete, well-rounded liberal arts background.
“During what will continue to be a challenging time for the Joplin residents in the months to come, we are thrilled to be able to take a away a financial burden for these 10 students during their first year at William Woods,” Sarah Munns, dean of admissions, said.
William Woods University is an independent, professions-oriented, liberal arts-based institution serving the educational needs of both men and women. William Woods has an enrollment of about 3,800 students, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines in both campus and outreach settings.
The 200-acre main campus is located in the mid-Missouri community of Fulton. Since its founding in 1870, the mission of William Woods has been to provide a quality education while ensuring the development of the individual.
Interested students may contact Munns at firstname.lastname@example.org, (573) 592-4221 or (800) 995-3159. More information about William Woods University is available at www.williamwoods.edu.
Monday, July 4, 2011
So 2 years ago, I was elected to be Secretary for this year's Family Reunion. I was excited to get to help plan it because planning is what I do EVERYDAY at home and at work. However, I was also nervous because I knew our family's reunion expectations had outgrown just "a chapel, a horseshoe pit and lots of great outdoors." People now expected air conditioning, who am I kidding, I expect air conditioning! As family members have aged, people now need sidewalks, ramps, wider doorways, grab bars and shorter walking distances too to name a few issues. Once again these are all things that I can appreciate too, especially with my family.
|2011 Invite Cover|
|Judging the pie contest.|
|2011 Bumper Sticker|