Saturday, June 13, 2015

Happy Birthday Brenda!

Happy 40th Birthday to my #BestFriend, #MyRock and #Love of my life. I am so very #blessed to have you in my life.

Friday, June 12, 2015

A Church Adventure: Light Bulb, Rocket Ship, Community Block Party.


About a month ago, Pastor Matt and I disassembled our church's (Dutilh, Mars-New Day) facade of organ pipes. Here is a before picture:
As you can see, some of them had already fallen down, one actually damaged a wedge monitor. So for safety and a new(fresh) look we removed them and the brackets that held them...
The curtains are going to replaced, there had been mention of blue with an optional projection material, in case we ever want to reverse project something on the curtained area. I was amazed at how much space is up there. The pipes were placed in a storage room for someone to haul them to a scrap yard. Last week we got the thumbs up and I offered to take care of it. Brenda and I were discussing some of the stuff we are doing to get prepared for our Block Party at Dutilh, Mars Campus (aka New Day), which coincidentally happens to be on the same weekend of Mars New Year celebration. I was joking around saying I needed to scrap the pipes and that I may need to strap a couple to the top of the van and it would like a missile or a rocket. LIGHT BULB goes off over Brenda's head....emails went out, but while we waited for the nod, (not even an hour) we were over at the church sizing up the pipes for our Rocket Ship.
and bringing them home with us...
Brenda and I work well together, although we don't always see eye to eye, and not because she is almost a foot shorter than me, but mostly we tend to be opinionated and stubborn. But as with any other project we put our minds and souls together to work on, this one would become a successful venture. As usual Brenda and the girls brained stormed while I grunted. We started with the rough form...
Standing at just under 12 ft., we figured go big or go home, right? At this point we weighed out our options and decided it needed more pipes, and I was not happy with the engine placement. The next day with some fresh paint and some slight modifications we ended with what maybe looked like a rocket and some rocket parts...
By day three, we set out to have it all together and ready for lettering. We managed the self set goal pretty well...


 Day four we were poolside, and afterwards ran to several different Lowe's to find all of the peel and stick letters we needed for it's label, "Science Reveals God".  With the girls help, we did have enough time that evening(last-night) to install the lettering and figure out a stand we would use in the front lawn of the church...(Notice, Bethany Photo Bombing)
This morning Brenda and I were able to deliver and install the built rocket ship, to help promote our Block Party at Dutilh, Mars Campus (aka New Day), on June 20th from 3-5 PM there will be free food, games, and more, the worship will begin at 5 p.m. with special guest speaker Bob Hoskins on "Science Reveals God." We are really excited about out 1st Block Party at our new church! Oh and for our regular readers of the blog and specifically this Church Adventure, our entire family joined Dutilh Church this past weekend! We could not be happier with where God placed us through this adventure! God is good, all of the time!!



We were also able to make a trip to the scrap yard with all of the other pipes that were removed from the chancel area. We had a pretty productive week here at the Hill Household, for the first week of summer vacation.

Thanks for visiting the blog and have a blessed weekend!!






Monday, June 8, 2015

Up & Down

This weekend was a very Up & Down weekend. There is no doubt that the girls where excited to have their last day of school on Friday. This day came with an ultimate bitter/sweet, as Bethany had to say goodbye to her best friend as she moved to Florida, she will be missed by the entire Hill family! We did get an invite to our friends house to hang out by a fire which I think made the sting go away for our oldest (for at least a little while), and it was great to just hang out with these friends from church, discussing future events and playing a game around the fire. On Saturday, both of our girls were confirmed and joined, along side of Brenda and I, Dutilh Church, Mars ("New Day"). We are all really excited to see and participate in God's plan for this great church in a fantastic little community. Bethany also got to sleepover at another best friend's house, which also helped her take her mind off of things for a bit. On Sunday, Brenda and I worked a bit on a project for an upcoming event at the church. It was a busy weekend, but in it all we are #Blessed!!


Thanks for visiting the blog and have a great week!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Positive Post Tuesday - #Smile #BeTheLight #Love

While we were shopping this past weekend  for bathing/swim suits and graduation dresses, Bethany and I snapped some random shots. I thought about this yesterday while I was running a few errands. Often I see people that just seem absolutely miserable, they lash out at cashiers and anyone that gets in their way. It's actually quite disappointing at times.

I would like to call all that read this to do something. Even the few readers I have here on the blog can make a difference.

While you are out and about, whether at work, or the gym, or even just shopping. Make a point to #Smile and #BeTheLight. You may even see a reflection of this Light that seems lost at times in this fast paced world we are living in. Smiles,, laughter and kindness are absolutely contagious, God intended them to be. It's amazing how a little #Love can change lives.

Have a great week.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thoughts 4 Thursday: People Watcher

I love to people watch, it doesn't really matter whether I'm shopping with the girls or by myself, walking through a town, or waiting at the airport.  People are so very interesting, especially at the airport. The diversity is interesting, you never really now what or who you're going to see. I often try to insert back-story for people. It will often differ, by what they are carrying, or who their surrounded by, or just how they are carrying themselves. When I'm done playing my little game in my head, I often pray for the people I watch, I don't know their story, I don't even know if they know Jesus. But I do know this, He wants to have a relationship with everyone! No one is excluded...

Where do you find yourself, people watching?
Have you ever spontaneously started to pray for someone you have watched, and don't personally know.

It's National Day of Prayer...Join me...

Our Father, who art in heaven, 
    hollowed be thy name;
    thy kingdom come,
    thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our debts,
    as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
   forever. Amen.