Viewing entries posted in 2007
BHS Drama Department Presents "Seussical, the Musical"BHS Drama presents the Broadway hit, "Seussical" on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 7, 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are: Adults - $10; Students & Faculty - $8; Children $5. This fantastical, magical extravaganza lovingly brings to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters. Team ImpactDate: Friday & SaturdayTime: 7:00 PM to 8:40 PMLocation: First Baptist Church of Bentonville at 200 SW "A" St. Bentonville ARTeam Impact members perform feats of strength and lifting.
It's Spring. Planting season. Time to break up the fallow ground and prepare soil for seed. I love the smell of freshly turned soil and the feel of dirt under my fingernails. It's hard work sometimes. Especially after a hard winter when the ground hunkers down on itself in hopes of holding off the bitter cold. But it's worth the effort required to break up and turn over the cold barren earth. It's the only chance of having anything grow.It's a bit of a different story when you no longer find yourself in the position of the gardener, spade in hand, but...
At the end of David's reign as King he gathers the people together to commission his son Solomon to take his place as King of Israel. He also charges Solomon to build a dwelling place for the Lord. David had spent years gathering together gold, bronze, and cedar in preparation of the building of the Temple, and now the time has come. He asks the people if they too will give to make a house for God. And they do. In abundance.As David sees the generosity of the people he bows his head and prays a beautiful prayer of...
Last night was a late night for the KLRC staff. We all went out to eat after Sharathon and it was after 9:00pm before I got home. To be honest, our hearts were a little heavy knowing we were short of where we hoped to be to meet our funding for this year. As I was getting ready for bed I heard my son's radio playing in his room. Since it was way past his bedtime I thought I'd peek in on him and see what was going on.
My left hand holds a tiny crimson bud. Tightly closed, petals wrapped in and on each other. Glorious scarlet bursting forth into life. Sweet & fragrant in my hand."Innocent as a rose" The metaphor repeats through the ages of time.Innocent and Pure.But what of innocence stolen? What of beauty marred? Of purity defiled? What, when the thorn pierces flesh and causes crimson blood to spill? What then?The rose crushed and bruised. Broken by the grasp of evil. Plucked too soon. No longer destined to open, spread petals, releasing fragrance and beauty and pollen and life.
Family Fun Calendar Gods Promise by Shiela Walsh (Women's Ministry Special Event) Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Jones Center for FamiliesOne Day event targeted for Women to help fulfill Gods Promise in our life to gain happiness and fulfillment. For tickets or questions call 479-236-5529 or 479-301-6122 "The House at Pooh Corner" March 5, 2011The House at Pooh Corner Arts Center of the OzarksMarch 5, 2011 Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and the rest. Probably they'll go to the North Pole OR to the South Pole, for there is a dark, mysterious threat that...
The last seven days have been a roller coaster ride for our family. Monday night I took my son to the ER. He had been sick with a virus for about a week and I was worried he was dehydrated. He was. They started him on fluids but when he didn't improve they decided to run a few more tests.I knew before they came in to tell me. Call it mothers intuition, or the grace of God, but I knew that my faith would be stretched before they gave us the test results.
As I sit here a blanket of snow covers the world. Softly, silently wrapping us in beauty. As each snowflake dances its way past my window pane my heart settles in, content, and my thoughts turn to Mary and Martha. Martha, busy serving, working, doing. And Mary, settled in at the Saviors feet like the sweet winter snow.And my heart is torn. Between these two women. The two roles they played. Neither bad, but the one was better. That day at Martha's house Mary chose the better. I, like Martha, choose the good. I choose to serve, to keep busy, to do.
Someone, somewhere started preaching the message that if we were balanced we would be happy. For years now I've tried to walk the tight rope, spinning my plates and striving to stay balanced. And can I be honest with you? I'm so over it.I'm sure whoever started the "balance" message was well intentioned. I'm sure they were feeling stretched too thin, pulled in too many directions, run ragged. And in an effort to regain a little control went searching for balance.The problem I see with "balance" is that I don't really find Jesus setting that example for us. Jesus was extreme.
In the book of 2 Kings there is an obscure passage where the newly anointed Prophet Elisha finds himself in the Land of Not Enough. He arrives in Gilgal to discover there is a famine. No other description was given of Gilgal except that one word: famine. No other description was needed.Famine. shortage. hunger. lack. Not enough.The people of the land were hungry, desperate, longing to be filled. They were famished.And so am I.Sitting here in my Land of More Than Enough. Surrounded by surplus. I too am famished.