Originally Posted by Peppermint
: I've missed you so much!
I've missed you too, sweetie. Hope your little one is feeling better.
|How much do I have to pay you to get on facebook? I can't tell you how often I wish you were on there
Erm ... well, perhaps I can work on that.
|How are things with you and yours?
The past few months have been a wild ride. Can't share everything just yet, but the Lord's definitely at work and big stuff is on the horizon. I've just finished my first year of the Formation for Ministry Program, and it ROCKS
. FMP has brought amazing, wonderful stuff (and people) into my life. The second year is shaping up to be even better than the first!
I was officially put on the payroll as youth minister this year.
: Validation, hooray! Our youth group is thriving and the kids are GREAT.
I've lost almost 20 lbs since April, and I'm feeling fantastic.
Kids are great. J-Man & I are now Eucharistic Ministers. He just finished his first year of college. Miss BB - who will be a junior (!) next year - is headed up to Music & Liturgy Camp in a couple of weeks (same place J-Man went for Christian Leadership Institute). Mr J will begin junior high next year, and Miss Banana will start fourth grade in the accelerated learning program.
I'm really, really blessed.
Right now I'm doing a women's study on the Ascent Psalms called "Stepping Up", by Beth Moore. I found the workbook in the clearance bin at Barnes & Noble, and the Lord practically yelled in my ear to buy it. I highly recommend it for anyone whose faith life needs a little kick.
I know that my particular views aren't popular here, but if anyone reading this thread is looking for some really good, thinking-outside-the-box Catholic teaching materials, I have a ton of great stuff from FMP that I'd be happy to recommend. Just in case anyone is interested in a different POV - one that, I might add, is closer to the actual historical church of Jesus.
PM me if you're interested, so I won't disrupt this thread for the umpteenth time.