If you were wondering, like I was, how much we would each receive if the government took the $700 billion they gave to the banks for the “bail-out” plan, and divided it up among all of America (300 million people). Here is the answer: we would each receive $2,333.
This number might seem big to some since we are talking about every single person in the country receiving $2300, but it was actually small to me. I was thinking it was going to be in at least the ten’s of thousands. I guess in that case it is better to give it to the banks to get things back in order (hopefully) and not to me to spend $2333 on shoes and cat toys.
You would disagree, wouldn’t you Ripley?
“I don’t know how to do it.”
“I don’t know where that is.”
“I don’t know the answer.”
“No, I don’t want pancakes.”
“I feel peaceful and content.”
“I am not worried.”
“No, I won’t be able to make it.”
“That is their problem.”
“Yes, I do mind.”
“I don’t have time to do that.”
“I can’t do this on my own.”
This Friday night I am participating in our church’s Woman’s Ministry on the topic of “What Season Are You In?” By age: Spring (18-30) Summer (30-45) Fall (45-60) Winter (60+). I am the representative for SPRING and was asked (by my Mama) to write a Bio explaining what this Season in my life is like.
Here it is for you to read:
Bio: My name is Kate Groeneman, I am 24 years old. I live with my husband Dustin, who I just celebrated 4 years of marriage with, and our cat Ripley. I am certainly in the midst of a SPRING season where everything is quite new, exciting and a bit scary. I have come to a place in my life where the wandering from place to place and job to job has become less appealing and the need for consistency has become very important to me. God has blessed me with the job of being the Assistant Children’s Pastor here at ORCC and for the first time I desire to stay where I am planted and grow. This is just one area of many little seedlings I see growing in my life. My husband and I have also begun to feel a tugging on our hearts for kids which is a seed that has begun to grow in both of us and I am excited for all that it would bring to our life together.
Greatest challenge of this time: I am officially an adult and treated as one, yet I feel more like a little girl than ever, very naive and uncertain about decisions. I desire to have the wisdom and poise of a woman in her 50’s, it makes me feel so far from the place that I would like to be in my walk with God, and as a wife and as a pastor.
Greatest Blessing: I have so much hope in everything ahead of me. I feel that I am finally at a place in my life that I can appreciate the challenges and respect the process of refining, finding joy in the road that I am traveling having confidence in the plan that God has for me.
What season are you in? What is your greatest Struggle? What is your greatest Blessing?
To all the girls: come to our Girls Night Out, this Friday @ 6:30!
This is a picture of the tornado that me, my mom and Dustin all saw Sunday.
I have always wanted to see a tornado in person…at a safe distance, this one was out in a field about 4 or 5 miles away. My mom and I sat in our car and were freaking out. I even called 9 news to be an informer, to which they replied, “yeah we all ready know.” We also saw another tornado forming over Parker, but we had to go eat Pho.
Don’t even get me started on Pho.
I would like to know why every time I drive by a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (on the weekdays) there are no cars in the parking lot. Why is it that no one is ever there outside the 5 hours on Sunday that all the minivans fill the parking lot? Don’t they need to be at the church to plan services or events? I thought they had like dances all the time, when are they planning these? Shouldn’t there be someone there to clean the bathrooms and vacuum the temple? Where is everyone Monday-Friday? I wonder if they go to some secret underground lier where they plot and plan their worship service. Seriously, where are all the bishops and admins all week long? Someone please tell me.
See? No cars anywhere. What the heck??
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