June 2008

If you find your dentist telling you to floss more, you may be interested in Bacon Floss ($4.95). It’s like regular floss, only it tastes like bacon. I personally think it’s taking bacon a step too far, however if it gets you to floss, I suppose it can’t be that bad. What do you think, would you use bacon floss?


Including ME! Head on over for a visit at Kat’s blog for Camp TSLOK where i’m one of the featured campers! I have some very fond camp memories….definitely some of the best weeks of my life. I attended the same church camp in both Wisconsin and New Hampshire. In Wisconsin we had cabins…all the bugs, cold nights, and trips to the bathroom in a completely different building in the middle of the night. In NH camp was in a big house….nicer, warmer and cleaner, but more chances of getting caught when serenading the boys past our curfew! At camp i experianced first crushes, first real dares, first heartbreaks, first times getting into trouble (scrubbing the bathroom floors with a toothbrush as a penalty!)…i think if i could stay at camp forever i would!

One of my favorite parts of camp during the week were the campfires at night. Singing all those silly songs, hoping you grab a seat next to your crush….and trying not to throw up as you sit next to him for the last hour! Then slowly walking back to your cabin, hoping the boy will walk with you and if at best, give you a hug goodnight before one of the counselors said “hey! get off the girls side of camp and get to your cabin!” It was all so romantic.

What are your favorite camp memories? Do tell…

“God does not give us direction for consideration, he gives it out for participation.”

“The problem is not God’s unwillingness to communicate, it’s most of the time our unwillingness to follow through.”

“It’s surrendering to the known will of God that paves the way to the discovery of the unknown will of God.”

“Great leadership isn’t about making decisions on your own, it’s about owning the decision once it’s made.”

“One of the primary ways that God will direct you and guide you in your life is by giving you a big picture vision of your life, and the clearer that vision is, the few options you have and the easier it is often times to make a decision.”

– All quotes by Andy Stanley, Pastor of North Point Community Church in GA…my new favorite podcast!

Can you recite the Ten Commandments? Sounds easy….but the average person either can’t name them all, or list them in the correct order. 

 I’m going to find out just how well a group of high school teens know their commandments. I’m co-leading the teen group at a church conference I attend every year at Grove City College in Grove City, PA in just 3 weeks. My friend Peter and I will have the teens in our care, 3 hours a day, for 6 days. It’s a scary thought….

We’re using an Ed Young study guide titled, “First and 10″…a real life guide to the Ten Commandments….the foundation of our faith! The titles are catchy, such as the title of this post, and we’re hoping to give them an exciting week of both learning and faith building.  We have a ton of activities planned….spoofs of TV game shows, great discussion questions, and many many surprises scattered throughout!

So that’s what has been consuming my free time lately. Thinking of ideas, planning out lessons, and consuming my mind with ways to apply the Ten Commandments to a teen’s life. I’m so thankful i’m not a full-time teacher! I don’t know how they do it!



You’ll be happy to know that Kashi is mailing out free samples of their newest cereal! How sweet is that? All you have to do is fill out the form here and you’ll receive your free single serving of this delicious granola within six to eight weeks. It’s full of whole oats, almonds, and raisins, and tastes amazing with vanilla yogurt.  I’d definitely give it a try which is why i signed up right away, and now you can too!


One of my favorite things to do about once a week is sign up for free samples at Walmart. I LOVE it and i have gotten so many great and very usable items! Travel size deodorant, snacks, vitamins, tampons, cereal, greeting cards, shampoo…it’s the best! They change the items up about once a week, and there are always several different items to choose from. It makes getting the mail even more exciting so go here to get some free stuff!