Monday, May 08, 2006

Spring Celebration at Great America

Captain's Log, Stardate 05.09.2006

Blog book giveaway:
My Thursday book giveaway is SHADOW BONES by Colleen Rhoads (aka Colleen Coble).
My Monday book giveaway is PINK by Marilynn Griffith.
You can still enter both giveaways. Just post a comment on each of those blog posts. On Thursday, I'll draw the winner for SHADOW BONES and post the title for another book I'm giving away. Stay tuned.

Spring Celebration: Every year, a whole slew of Christian bands gather to perform all day at Paramount's Great America Theme Park here in the Bay Area.

No, I didn’t go. But the high school kids from my youth group did!

Eric videotaped their ride on the Invertigo Rollercoaster (the one that goes through a crazy ride in one direction , then repeats the same track in the other direction ).

I might be the only one who thinks these guys are insane and insanely funny at the same time, but hey! These are the teens from my church youth group. I love them on most days.

The Invertigo on Vimeo
(For my 200th video posted, I thought I'd better do something special. So I recorded Tim and Brett on a roller-coaster...the only one where the cars are facing each other. I dunno how well it came out, but it was a pretty crazy ride!)


I Samuel 8: I had kind of a weird suspicion today. When Israel's elders demanded that Samuel find them a king, they said they wanted to be like the nations around them. But they also said they wanted "a king to lead us."

That got me thinking. I'm not a Bible scholar, but I wondered if they wanted a man because they could talk to him, persuade him, change his mind, manipulate him, influence him. And that's a pretty selfish reason to want a man to lead the nation.

With God as their king, they certainly couldn't do that with Him. His word was It.

That seemed pretty underhanded to me. "We want someone we can corrupt." That's just plain depressing.

I guess that's why God wants us to submit fully to Him. His word is It.

Writing: Please keep praying for me, prayer warriors! I'm struggling with spiritual warfare as I write. I'm hoping to finish by May 15th, but I have a lot of words to go.

Diet: I don't even want to go there. Writing deadline = dump the diet.


  1. Father, you said we would have everything we need in Christ, so I pray today that you fill Camy with your Spirit mightily, with your might dynamically, so that she may overcome all the attacks, within and without, that are coming against her. In you, victory. I ask for grace and mercy and peace and strength on Camy and on us all who daily fight against all the forces that try to keep us from our narrow walk and our missions. I bless you, Lord. I praise you, Lord. I call upon you, Father, for aid and comfort.

    In the name of Christ. Amen.

    Can I get some sisters to agree with me?


  2. Yes, Grace and Mercy and Peace and...lots of good words for Camy! I do agree with you, Mir, in Jesus' Holy name! Amen-amen-amen!

  3. Dear God, Camy reaches out to othere in your name and we would ask you to bless her for this in a special way. Help her to find all the right words she needs to be able to finish her book by the deadline. May it truly be written for your glory as she wants it to be. Amen.

  4. Can't post on Wednesday's blog. No verication letters visible.

    Bless Camy as she seeks to do your will by writing the books you have laid upon her heart. Prepare also the hearts of those who will eventually read these books. May they read them with open hearts and minds to truly understand the message that she wants to convey for your glory. Let Camy stand firm as the Evit One is attacking her. Make us firm in our beliefs as we all go through the same strife. Bless all of us who believe in your saving grace and help us show others that you are there for them. You know whom I mean in particular today. Heal their grieving hearts.