Thursday, April 17, 2008

The White Flag of Surrender - a Temporary Cease Fire

Readers...I've given up. The muse has gone from me, words fail me and I have no creative resources left to write this week.

I kept thinking each day that I would have a topic to share with you (did anyone notice that Marriage Monday was NOT?), but each day I woke up with one thing on my mind...preparing for our Bible Quiz National Competition.

You see, each year dh and I coordinate the food and some logistics for a group of nearly 70 teens and adults for this event. This year...Minneapolis. My mind is brimming with lists of to dos and have dones and what ifs and could bes. Trying to figure where we'll be, when we'll be there and how we'll get there. With that sort of bric-a-brac clogging the creative pipeline can you understand why I'm struggling?

Now don't get me wrong, my dh and I look forward to this event every year. Hundreds of teens gather from all over the country to compete. These teens have spent the year memorizing several books of the Bible WORD FOR WORD (I can't stress that enough...not even a "the" or an "of" can be out of place when called upon during the quizzes) and now they're bringing what they've learned to the table ready to quiz. Last year our top team took the National Championship. This year, we have two very strong teams that could....well....I won't competitiveness is showing I think. *blush*

I'm also especially giddy because THIS year John Piper is our keynote speaker to kick off the event. He has to be one of my favorite modern day authors and teachers and I can't wait to hear what he has to share.

Anyway, I'm responsible for our ministry group alone, but it's a challenge to feed that many people, three times a day, out of a hotel room using 3 banquet tables, 5 coolers, a bathroom sink for dish washing and multiple trips to the grocery store. Can you picture it? We love a challeng but planning is key.

And so...I will beg your leave to cease entries on my blog from now until I return. That means about a week and a half from now or so. And then I'm sure I'll have plenty to say.

Hasta La Vista, for now.


e-Mom said...

Praying for your trip! (Lol, for someone who had nothing to say in this post, you sure said a lot!)

Blessings, e-Mom

Storybook Woods said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. It happens to all of us. Go have and refresh yourself. xoxoxo CLarice

Anonymous said...

Well, Welcome to blogville. I am newer too and am having dificulty navigating all of this techy stuff. But I am loving the fellowship that I am receiving through internet land. You have a wonderful way with words, I can only hope to be half as creative in my musings. Thanks for sharing.

diXymiss said...

Miss you!

Christina said...

This sounds like quite the challenge but worth every minute. I will pray for success. Can't wait to hear all about it.

I have been off line for two weeks due to having no internet, but I am glad to be back and blog hopping.