13 June, 2010

Get To Know You Sunday

It's Sunday - your favorite time of the week! Right? Right?! ;-)

1. If you could have one of Superman's, powers which one would you want? Superhuman strength..Flight..Superhuman speed..X-Ray vision..etc

Just one? Then, I'm gonna go with speed. I'm forever running late like good 'ole Clark Kent. Speaking of...I need to watch some more Smallville!

2. The best thing I ever won is....?

My Coach bag. =) Thank you, Mary Kay!

3. Have you ever skyped with a bloggy friend?

Yes and no. Yes because Melissa is technically my bloggy friend, but I also know her in real life...so no. I'm hoping to Skype with Mrs. S soon! =D

4. What is your favorite Summer month?

I have to say July 'cause it's my birthday month, and who doesn't like their birthday month [unless it's December or early January]?

5. Pool, Lake, or Ocean?

Uh, all of the above? I like the pool because I'm not a good enough swimmer to swim for very long in the ocean. I like the lake because of memories. I like the ocean because I love going to the beach and relaxing. There's nothing like watching the waves roll in.

6. One of my favorite Summer memories is.....?

Definitely my honeymoon. =) We drove from Western AR all the way to Sunset Beach, NC. Best road trip ever with a really great destination.

7. What's your favorite secret bargain?
Um? I don't usually keep bargains a secret... but I will say that every. single. piece of furniture that is in our house [excuse me WILL BE in our house] was given to us. Courtesy of my parents, family friends, and Joe's grandparents. We got incredibly lucky.

8. Do you plan on or have you been watching the World Cup?

Ha. No. I wouldn't even know what the World Cup was if not for the news and everyone on facebook talking about it. I don't get soccer. 

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We tried another new church today. It did not go well. I don't know if it's just the church culture around here that feels so new and awkward or if it's me. I know part of it is that I was completely spoiled by our home church in NC and the church we went to in Augusta because of their resources (mainly worship music related resources). The 3 churches we've visited here just seem so...outdated. Yeah, now I totally sound like a spoiled brat. *sigh* A big part of church for me is worship music. It wasn't until we found our church in NC that I was introduced to a world of contemporary worship...and it captivated me. So now when I don't have that experience I feel cheated. I told Joe this morning that I felt like I was having flashbacks to the late 90s and early 2000s because of the music they were signing. It's not bad and it certainly still has its place and purpose, but it left me wanting something deeper. Am I making sense? Probably not. Next week, we're going to visit a baptist church in Kapolei. [Joe and I were both raised baptist, but we really try not to claim denominations because - for some reason - baptists seem to have a bad rep.] I've now had 3 people tell me we should visit and after this morning, I'm more than willing to go even though it's going to be a bit of a drive for us. At this point, I'm just eager to find the church where God wants us and where I can connect!


Thanks for all the dessert suggestions!! Y'all really got my brain working! I think I've decided on making Rice Krispie treats. Sweet, gooey, yummy...totally picnic-worthy. Now, what to wear...? I've already talked hubby into getting me some super-cute sandals and he seems to be ok with getting an outfit [or 2 or 3 ;-)]...  

Happy Sunday! 


Crazy Shenanigans said...

Good luck on finding a church! Once you leave your favorite one it's hard to find a good one again!

annoyed army wife said...

Ugh! Finding a new church sucks! I think it's one of the worst parts of this whole moving thing. I can handle finding a new dentist, doctor, hair stylist, vet, nail shop, etc., but the church is always the hardest. Good luck! I'm a spoiled brat, too, and there's nothing wrong with it!

JessRaquel said...

Good luck in your church hunt, let us know how the Rice Krispie treats come out!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

I love GTKY Sunday!! I chose super speed too.

Shannon said...

I def. know how difficult finding a new church can be..hang in there! God will have you at the right place soon! :) Have fun at the picnic!

{Amanda} said...

Ooh, it really can be hard to find the right church. Especially in a town where there's a church on every corner! Just remember: God is in all those churches! {Well, unless they are very odd! haha} Worshiping Him & learning more about His Word is most important of all! I tried to keep this in mind when we "tested" churches that didn't seem right for me. Maybe they weren't my style, but they were still doing the right thing!

Good luck! Oh, & I just followed ya! Take care!

* http://donandamanda.blogspot.com *

Jenn said...

Love the getting to know you!

I have friends that pastor a church in Hilo, (not sure where that is in relation to you). They're COG, but I'll ask if they know of any good churches!!

Anonymous said...

Finding a church is very difficult because if you get the wrong vibe, it just doesn't feel right. Especially when you were so used to the church you went to back home. Good luck with the search!

3 Cupcakes said...

I know exactly what you mean about the praise and worship music! I'm pretty spoiled when it comes to that too, my husband's father has a church and before all my husband's siblings moved to other states all of them were a part of the "band" and it was awesome. Now, not so much! lol

Brittany said...

My husband and I had the same issue when moving to Hawaii. I think it may be the culture :)

We go to New Hope Church. They have tons of campus's all over the island. You can look them up at enewhope.org and find one close to you.