Tuesday, September 29, 2009

10 on Tuesday

1. I am excited about today! I get to have lunch with a friend and then I get to have dinner with more friends!
2. Apparently, I am really supposed to like mexican as both times that I will be going out today, I will be going to mexican restaurants!
3. Trying to get back into the routine of drinking water and I can just tell you, I hate water. Give me a pop over water anyday...but since I need to get back to losing weight I am trying to cut out the pop unless I go out to eat.
4. My daily reminder to myself is, "this IS for my good and God's glory". Whatever situation the Lord puts me in I need to find the good in it and glorify His name through it all. Sometimes God has to do things in our lives that causes us to hurt so we can grow closer to Him, its easy to be mad and hurt; but God doesn't deserve that, if we could just do right all the time, it would be a whole lot easier. God deserves glory ALL the time.
5. Two more days and my husband turns 30! Yay!
6. I have been trying to grow my hair out and it is finally to the point where I can wear a little ponytail...I'm trying to be young again with the ponytail look!
7. You know what I hate? Magic tricks. A friend of ours was showing us some magic tricks and how its all about the slight of hand, but I think magic tricks were just created to make people look stupid. I felt so stupid when I realized how easy the tricks were that he was doing.
8. Scrapbooking, so much of it to do. I have two scrapbooks that I am trying to work on. There will be days I find the motivation and creativity in me to scrapbook and then there are days that I find no motivation or creativity.
9. Saturday, we head to Kansas. I will be sad to leave my friends, I have really enjoyed my time with them!
10. Friends. Isn't God so good that He has seen fit to give people friends? My friend Lindsay and I were roommates our freshman year of college which was now 9 years ago and now 9 years later, even after losing touch for a while, God brought us back together as friends. God has allowed her and I to go through certain things over the years, at different times and maybe at the same time and those times I think have bonded us stronger than glue could ever do! Praise the Lord for friends!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Final Days in OKC

Yes, it is not Thursday-its Monday! And, yes I have been horrible about posting weekly updates. So, lets try to bring everyone up to speed on the lives of Joseph and Kendra Barnhardt!
This coming Saturday, we will bid farewell to a month long stop in Oklahoma! Our rest and relaxation of being with friends between meetings ends…Saturday we head to Wichita, Kansas until Monday then were off to a missions conference Monday-Wednesday, Thursday-Saturday morning were in another missions conference and Saturday night until Thursday morning we will be in Iowa for another missions conference! How is that for living a life on the go?!
But, since were not even to Saturday yet, let me fill you in on what has been going on! Last Sunday, the 20th we were in Edmond, Oklahoma at Lighthouse Baptist Church and it was a great meeting! During our time with them, our GPS broke on us-very discouraging as while it is a luxury it also is a necessity for making life on deputation a little more easier for us. We simply asked the Pastor for directions to get back to where we were staying and he decided right then and there that we should not have to ask for directions, we should have a GPS! So, the church bought us a new GPS! Praise the Lord! It is so awesome that even before we asked God to supply our need He took care of it!
Then on Wednesday we were in another church in Edmond and had another great meeting! Pastor Mandrino and his wife, used to be missionaries themselves to Singapore and China. They took us to dinner and were such an encouragement to us, without even saying a word to what we have been feeling lately, it was as if God told them and they began to encourage us! Thank the Lord for encouragement from people that walk with Him!
Yesterday, we were in Luther, Oklahoma for a Sunday meeting and we had a great time! Joseph did primary church-he claims to not be a kid person; but he really does such a good job when he teaches them! He gets right down to their level! Joseph really is a great teacher and preacher! I am so thankful that the Lord allows me to see that side of my husband every week that he preaches or teaches in a church!
What have we been doing inbetween those meetings?! Well, we stayed in Edmond a t a prophets chamber from Wednesday night until last night and we enjoyed being together! One day Joseph took me to Olive Garden for lunch and spoiled me with some new pajamas! We also visited, Pops in Arcadia. Pops, basically sells any kind and flavor of pop that you want and that has ever been made! It was a fun little touristy thing to do; but in our opinion it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be!
This week, our last week here in Oklahoma City will be fun! Tomorrow, I get to do lunch with Mrs. Copes, the wife of the VP of Heartland Baptist Bible College-she is someone I always looked up to while I was a student at Heartland and so I am really thankful for the time I will get to spend with her! Tomorrow night, Joseph and I will also be going to dinner with the Goforths-a couple from Southwest Baptist Church that have become like family to me! Thursday, is going to be a good, yet sad day! Good because Joseph gets to celebrate his birthday; but sad because he is now officially reaching the point in his life that he can no longer be young-he turns thirty-yes, I said 30! He is aging on me so fast…I just hope we can cherish the last few days of him being young…haha!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

10 on Tuesday

1. I am noticing a sad pattern, I am being very faithful to my 10 on Tuesday post; but my Thursday weekly update is like nonexistent... I really need to work on that.
2. We had a meeting in Edmond, OK this past Sunday and it was a GREAT meeting! The church was so great to us, they gave us a good love offering, fed us well, were very receptive to us and provided a need that we had. On Sunday evening our GPS decided to bite the dust and the church bought us a new one! Wow and praise the Lord!
3. This week, I think Joseph and I are going to visit a couple of the tourist traps. We were given tickets to the Cowboy Hall of Fame and we are going to go to Pops in Arcadia. I am excited about pops, they say they sell every kind of pop imaginable and have any flavor you want to add to the pop! Wondering if their flavors beat Sonic?
4. I think I am finally losing weight and keeping it off. It would probably come off faster if I would actually decide to exercise...ugh
5. Scrapbooking, I have been doing a lot of that lately...makes me want a Cricut/Cricut Expression even more.
6. Played my flute for the 1st time in a meeting this past Sunday. Joseph said it didn't sound like I was dying, which I am thankful for-I hate it when you can hear people playing their instruments all the while gasping for air.
7. We leave Oklahoma next week and head off to Kansas for a couple of meetings and then Iowa to be in 2 missions conferences, exciting times.
8. A week from this Thursday, Joseph will turn 30! Yay! I am trying to find ways to bribe him into letting me and our friends sing Happy Birthday to him loudly and in public! Ha!
9. Christmas shopping, we have already started our shopping! We found some great deals at a nice store in the mall...I can't reveal the store because the people we have been shopping for read this blog and we don't want them to have a clue what we bought them for Christmas.
10. Freddy's Frozen Custard, here in OKC has the best frozen custard ever...just putting that out there! Their butterfinger concrete is mmm, mmm good! lol!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

10 on Tuesday

1. Today was a pretty good day, in spite of the rain! I was able to spend the morning/afternoon with Lindsay shopping for Joseph's birthday present and a black hoodie for myself! I found his birthday present on sale, very good deal and I found a great deal on a black hoodie!
2. Even though I was not being faithful to Weight Watchers I still managed to lose weight and hopefully I will lose A LOT more since I have gotten my eaten habits right and am once again following the plan!
3. Sunday morning, we had a GREAT meeting in Yukon, Oklahoma! It was so good that I want to go back!
4. What do I remind myself of quite often lately? That, "this" is for my good and for God's glory! Whatever situation the Lord has me in, is for my good-its not mistake and in each situation I can find a way to glorify God!
5. I am looking forward to dinner on Thursday with a girl from my home church-so fun! I think we are going to Cracker Barrel!
6. Tomorrow, tomorrow is only a day away and I really need to get working on my scrapbooking!
7. Why is it that rainy days make a person so sleepy?
8. Joseph bought a new Tiger Woods game for the Wii and we are having so much fun with it! I wish I could golf like that game in real life-I could be a pro!!
9. Joseph and I will be celebrating our 2 year anniversary in a few short months and I already have a great idea on an anniversary present for Joseph...I have all the great ideas for his birthday and anniversary; but not a clue for Christmas.
10. Yes, I did say Christmas! I am already in search of Christmas present ideas for Joseph and the rest of my family-gotta keep my eyes open for those good deals you know!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I'm Not the Mother of Teenagers

So, I was going to post 10 on Tuesday; but didn't because when I went to publish it, my blog lost it and I did not feel like doing it again! I apologize...for my laziness!
Currently, Joseph and I are in Yukon, Oklahoma getting ready for a meeting tomorrow morning. Tonight, we had dinner with the Golden Agers of the church, so far the people are very friendly and we are enjoying ourselves very much! We really like the hotel room they put us in!
Besides having a blast as always, with Lindsay and JJ-what have we been up to? Mmm, upon learning that the khaki skirt that I really don't like; but is the only one that fit at the time is as my husband says, a skirt a mother of teenagers would wear! So, I embarked on a search for a long khaki skirt, we searched all the stores in Forth Smith, Arkansas, half of Oklahoma City one week later I finally found one! I was very happy! I have also gotten very serious about losing weight once again, so this morning I went running with Lindsay and even though I felt as if I was going to die, it was worth it; because I felt great knowing that I did it!
Joseph has been busy playing golf with new found friends and filling our calendar for the spring! I don't really know how to go further into detail about his activity in life...
Tomorrow, we have our meeting here in Yukon and tomorrow evening a meeting in Oklahoma City! This week we are also looking forward to opportunity to spend time with a married couple from our home church and me personally being able to spend some time with a girl from our church over dinner!
Oh, and yes I am still in the search of a Cricut Expression or Cricut...but first I need to save money for my husbands 30th birthday present-I have to say this-it is huge!!!!! Hopefully it fits in the van, right honey?!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Blast From the Past!

10 on Tuesday

1. I have a headache...I've been dealing with this headache off and on for the past few days. It makes me tired. Ugh!
2. Saturday, I spent the evening with my freshman year roommates and a good friend! I had a great time-it was a blast from the past! We just spent our evening over dinner and dessert reliving our college years and catching up on our lives now! It was SO fun!
3. I am very disappointed with Weight Watchers right now. They have the wrong point value listed for my Frozen Carmel drink from Panera Bread. They said it was 4 pts-which is really good; but come to find out, much to my dismay the drink is 13 pts. So, I guess I won't be drinking that very much anymore. Very sad.
4. Joseph and I are having a great time at Lindsay and JJ's home! Joseph is loving it because he has gotten to play golf with JJ three times this week! We also enjoy playing around with their puppy Bauer!
5. Sunday, we were able to go to Southwest Baptist-the church that is affiliated with Heartland. I love SWBC so much and I loved being there, not only because I was able to reacquaint myself with old friends and roommates; but because the preaching and just everything about that church seems to be great! And for such a big church they are so friendly!
6. While at SWBC someone gave us an anoynomous gift of $100! What a blessing!
7. There are some things that are breaking my heart right now...please pray.
8. Joseph's 30th birthday is now officially a month away! I already know what I want to get him for his birthday...I think he's going to like it a lot! Now, just have to decided what I want to do for him for dinner that night!
9. Tommorow, we are off to a missions conference followed by a meeting on Sunday! Were praying that it goes well!
10. I really need to start scrapping again! I brought all my scrapbooking supplies; but haven't done anything with them on this trip so far....