Archive for the ‘General’ Category

More GeoCaching…

Monday, September 20th, 2010

We had another great time this past Saturday going Geocaching… Went to Marion, AR and dropped off a travel bug to help it make its way to IA…  We also tent camped again in the backyard…  …and church together on Sunday…   lots of family time…  what a blessing!

Mt 19-20 “Cry out all the more.”

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

What a huge number of choice topics to choose from in these two chapters.  What caught my eye and heart was from chapter 20.

“31The crowd sternly told them to be quiet…” 

Many times we quite trying to be radical in our discipleship because it disturbed the status quo of the other followers.  These blind men, thankfully, did not listen to the crowd, but kept crying out… and Jesus responded to them and healed them.  I am convicted by their earnestness, and my own complacency… I am willing to wait to for another day for Jesus to come and touch me… and thus I miss out on today’s miracle… and show my unbelief that He would have compassion on one blind as I.  Preferring the darkness as it is familiar–I have learned to “get by” on sub-standard Christianity, without encountering the Power that is just a few feet away.

Sermon on the Mount

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Jesus covers such an array of topics and truths in such a short space.  Every word turned conventional wisdom on its ear.  What you cannot hear?  ….the silence, the sheer awe, of those who heard him utter those words for the very first time.  What a hush must have fallen as told them, “Love your enemies.” How the quiet must have rang as he told them, “You are the light of the world.”  How I wish I was sitting among them as these gigantic ideas fell from Heaven.  I wonder how their hearts burned and their minds churned to drink in this brand new ocean of living water, poured out in refreshing simplicity.

Clear a Path… Mt. 3-4

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Have you discovered the vast virtue of clutter?  Our culture and country have down to a science… and it’s disaster by design.  No margin, no quiet, no space.  Everything and every moment must be multi-tasked.  The result… clutter, endless waste in our wake and in our way…

   It’s a far cry (pun intended) from John the Baptist’s message,  “A voice of one calling in the desert,
   ‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
      make straight paths for him.’ ”

 Maybe it’s time we “cleared a path” for Jesus to walk into our lives on a regular basis.  It might just make our desert a little more “user friendly.”  Who else can give us “Living Water?”

Friday Night

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

If you would like to join 60 of your closest “Joseph” friends after the Show Friday Night at the DCC Conference Center for Karaoke, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, cookie and lots of FUN, please email Cindy ( and cc Marcia ( by 11:00am today (Tuesday). If you signed up last night at the Cast party, no need to respond again. The cost will be $12.00 for everyone that comes over to the DCC Conference Center, whether you eat or not. Please bring your $12.00 Thursday night when you come to the Theatre.

See you all then.


Rehearsals and Performances Schedule from Marcia Parks… June 12

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Click here to Download a Copy: Final Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Below is the Handout for reference:    


Here is the remaining schedule for our rehearsals and performances:

Thursday          6/12/08            Rehearse 6p to 9p at the Theatre

Friday              6/13/08            Rehearse 7p to 10p at the Theatre

Saturday           6/14/08            Rehearse 10a to 1p at the ATMOS Building

                                                In the Front Lobby, come in the Front Door Only

Sunday 6/15/08            Rehearse 2p to 5p at the ATMOS Building

                                                In the Front Lobby, come in the Front Door Only

Monday           6/16/08            Dress Rehearsal 6p until done at the Theatre

                                                Meeting @ 6p to go over mic use and assignment

                                                Dressing room assignments, costumes and props

                                                Mic check and vocal warm-ups follow meeting

                                                Rehearsal starts as soon as possible

Tuesday           6/17/08            Dress Rehearsal 6p until done at the Theatre

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic check 6:15p

                                                Run Show at 7p

Wednesday      6/18/08            Dress Rehearsal 6p until done at the Theatre

                                                Same As Tuesday

Thursday          6/19/08            Dress Rehearsal 6p until done at the Theatre

                                                Same As Tuesday & Wednesday

Friday              6/20/08            Performance 7p

                                                Call Time is 5:30p

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic Check 6:15p

                                                Places Called at 6:55p

                                                RECEPTION Follows Performance

Saturday           6/21/08            Performance 7p

                                                Call Time is 5:30p

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic Check 6:15p

                                                Places Called at 6:55p

Sunday 6/22/08            Performance 2p

                                                Call Time is 12:30p

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic Check 1:15p

                                                Places Called at 1:55p

                                                PHOTO CALL follows Performance

Thursday          6/26/08            Performance 7p

“Pay What You Can”               Call Time is 5:30p

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic Check 6:15p

                                                Places Called at 6:55p

Friday              6/27/08            Performance 7p

                                                Call Time is 5:30p

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic Check 6:15p

                                                Places Called at 6:55p

Saturday           6/28/08            Performance 2p

                                                Call Time is 12:30p

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic Check 1:15p

                                                Places Called at 1:55p


                                                Performance 7p

                                                Call Time is 5:30p

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic Check 6:15p

                                                Places Called at 6:55p

Sunday 6/29/08            Performance 2p

                                                Call Time is 12:30p

                                                Vocal Warm-Ups and Mic Check at 1:15p

                                                Places Called at 1:55p



            *          Be on time and SIGN IN

            *          No eating in costumes

            *          Water ONLY is allowed in the dressing rooms

            *          ALL cell phones must be turned OFF during the performances

            *          Take care of the Props, they have to last for 8 Shows

            *          If it not your prop, DON’T TOUCH IT.

            *          Put the Props back on the designated tables backstage

            *          Hang up your Costume/Costumes

            *          Clean up your assigned area before you leave the building

What the name Blaine means. Origin…

Thursday, June 12th, 2008
Meaning of Blaine – What does the name Blaine means?
Gender: Boy Name
Origin:  Irish
Name Meaning: Meaning “thin.” Socialite Blaine Trump lives up to this name
Origins: View this name in other origins – American, Irish
More Info: Another version is Blayne.

Resist discouragement

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Resist discouragement

by Rick Warren

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3 (NIV)

*** *** *** ***

As a pastor, I’m sure many of you are discouraged.

Some of you are discouraged over your children that their lives are not going well. Some of you are discouraged about your marriage; it’s not at all what you thought it would be. You feel deflated and disappointed.

Some of you are discouraged about your finances, or your health, or the economy, or an unanswered prayer.

I want to say something to you, and it may sound mean, but it isn’t. It’s simply truth, so I say this in love: If you’re discouraged, that’s your choice.

We make a choice to be discouraged. We make a choice to let discouraging thoughts move freely through our minds. But, we can also make a choice to change our thoughts at any time, taking them captive in the Lord.

You get to choose what to focus on – your purpose or your problems, God’s power or your weakness, or your circumstances.We can fight discouragement. Here’s a tip to help: When you get discouraged, focus somewhere else. Say to yourself, “I don’t have time to be discouraged right now. I’m too busy fulfilling my life mission.”

This doesn’t mean you should be a Pollyanna and pretend everything is okay. You can be realistic, but you also need to be optimistic because you are a Christian: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NIV). God says, “Lo, I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20 KJV). He will help you and he will strengthen you. Faith starts with optimism.

Some of you have been praying for something specific and you haven’t yet gotten the answer. In Habbakuk 2:3 (NLT), God says, “These things I plan [for your life] won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, wait patiently, for it will surely take place.”

Just be patient. The answer you’re waiting for will not be overdue a single day. God’s timing is always perfect.

At Saddleback, we claimed this verse from Habbakuk for 13 years. We were growing bigger and bigger, but we still didn’t have the land we needed to build a worship center. We’d tell God, “Everybody else has a building. How come we don’t have a building?”

After 13 years, God answered our prayer – and we realized he had a much bigger plan than we did. The property we built on was not even available when we first started Saddleback. There weren’t even roads leading to the property. God had a plan and slowly, steadily, surely he began to fulfill his vision.© 2008 Rick Warren. All rights reserved.

Marcia Memo, June 2 Rehearsal/Painting

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Our rehearsals this week are as follows:
Tuesday 6/3/08 – Run Show – 6p to 9p at the Theatre
Thursday 6/5/08 – Run Show – 6p to 9p at the Theatre
Friday 6/6/08 – Run Show – 6p to 9p at the Theatre
Saturday 6/7/08 – Run Show – 10a to 12n & 1p to 4p at the ATMOS Building
Sunday – OFF

When you come to the Theatre please stay in the Lobby until the Camp is finished and out of the Auditorium. Be Quiet and try not to disturb them. The sign up sheet will be in the Lobby.

REMEMBER: No food in the Theatre and all cell phones must be turned OFF.

Beginning on Tuesday night we will need parents and/or siblings at least 15 years old to start painting base coats on the set pieces. They will be working in the Scene Shop while we are rehearsing. Anyone that is available please come prepared to paint on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

If you have any questions, please give me a call.
See you soon.

Rehearsal Pics from JATD

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Atmos Inferno Location Mega Mix Rehearsal May 31, 2008