Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A New Blog!!

I just found out my cousin has a blog!! I think it will be the first on the Furgala side to be on my blogroll!! It is http://aprilvigfusson.blogspot.com/. HAHA sorry April, but you are now on my list!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

TRU 2008

I just had a GREAT weekend! The youth leadership team from Mennville (and other churches of course) headed to Pinawa this weekend for TRU 2008, a youth leadership conference. It was really good. We learnt alot.

One of the main things that we as a leadership team came away with was, we have been focusing too much on trying to entertain the youth. We are trying to hard to impress them and trying to offer something more exciting and entertaining than the world has to offer. And that just doesn't work. We CANNOT offer more entertainment than the world has. That is impossible in the modern world. We learnt that we need to get our youth to do more service. Lately, we have always been giving them a reward for anything they do. But we realized that part of being a diciple of Christ is to serve. Our job is to teach and train and support our youth and help them to become diciples. So part of that is getting them to serve. We have a few things planned already. I think we were teaching the youth to have the mind set "What can God do for me" instead of "What can I do for God." We want them to learn the latter.'
The weekend also helped us realize that we need to balance our minitry a little better. Not to just focus on service or teaching or entertainment, etc. but to have a balance of all of those things.

I am really excited about what changes we are going to make with the youth. I really hope we can impact their lives. Another thing we learned is that we cannot make them grow in their walk with Jesus, only God can. God can use us, but we should not thing that it is us that will grow them. The passage he used was Mark 4:26-29 : "And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil;
27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up by day, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know. 28 “The soil produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head, then the mature grain in the head. 29 “But when the crop permits, he immediately puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.” "
I also got alot of great fundraising ideas and games ideas and stuff! It was a refreshing weekend. And the food was AMAZING! I will leave off with a bunch of pictures from out trip to the Seven Sisters Hydro Dam! Our car was a tight fit, so Chantal thought it would be more comfy in the hatch!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Eric is away tonight and I have no motivation to clean the house, which leaves me bored and lonely. I hate sleeping without him! I guess all the dogs get to sleep with me tonight.

Today I wasted my time driving to Selkirk for a Dr. appointment, only to find out my test results were not in. I had called my doctor in Gimli to check if they were in and they said yes, but apparently they were wrong! ARGH! Now I have to go back next week. On the other hand I LOVe my new doctor. She is so kind, explains things well and reminds me of a Grandma. Like a younger Grandma. At least I got KFC and did some shopping at Wal Mart.

Right now I am burning like 11 non partylite candles! WHY? Because I wanted to test out some brands so I could compare them to Partylite. I will share my results of the research when I am all done. I know Partylite does their own testing of other brands, but I wanted to do ones that people have mentioned to me. So far I have some interesting results!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Shooting Star

Last night as Eric and I were driving home from a family birthday party, we were singing along to Chris Tomlin's CD. I was looking out the window and saw the most amazing shooting star I have ever seen. I ALWAYS miss them when other people see them, or they are so short I am not sure if I made it up in my head or not. This time it was so long I had more than enough time to realize what it was and enjoy it. It was at least as long as the one in the picture, but not as thick/bright. It was beautiful! Thanks God!

October 4th, 2008

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Back to Blogging...

As you can tell, all of September I was really slack at blogging. I had tonnes to blog about, but I was busy and my dial-up internet takes at least 20 minutes to log onto blogger, if it even loads at all, and I just didn't have the patience. But here I am, all high-speed wirelessed up and ready to blog! LOL

September flew by for a few reasons. One, I refused to believe summer was over and that fall was beginning, so I denied it was even September. Two, my first two days of the month are a blur after being stuck on a reserve. And lastly, I just has so much to do!!

My house is coming closer and closer to become organized. Every now and then it starts it's downward slide again, but we have managed to keep up! We hired Kelly Ann to help us around the house with day to day cleaning, so we would have more time to do the organizing and stuff. It has been awesome so far!! It is so nice to have to help!

My Partylite business is going awesome! To get my first 6 shows in the first month I had to do a little bit of teeth pulling, so I was kinda discouraged about that. But the last two shows I had, 10 people booked a party. TEN!!! I was blown away. So now, for October I have 8 shows on the calender already booked, One book party, and one person that has to pick their show date. Also, I already 3 shows on the calender for November, and at least 3 that are having parties but need to pick their date! Also in Ocotber I am setting up a table at my family garage sale in town and one in November at a Ladies Aid thing! And all of these things are mostly in Riverton! I haven't even branched out to Arborg and Gimli yet like I have wanted to! Plus with all these shows coming up, you never know how many more bookings I will get for those two months!! 8 shows in a month are alot for me, and I don't want to keep this up all the time. I want to eventually do 2-4 shows a month. But Fall is the busy season and the best time to start! In my first three months, if I have 6 show and sell over $2300 in product in each of those months I will get like $4500 in product and gift certificates from Partylite! It is called the "Brite Start" program, and I have made it my goal to Brite Start for my first three months, and so far it looks like it will happen! YAY!

Plus I LOVE doing parties! It is so fun and easy. You just hang out with a bunch of ladies all night. I love meeting new people, or even talking to people I know but don't really ever talk to. I actually see it as my ministry. It is a great way to get in touch with people you wouln't normally!

The only downside of Partylite is I now have tonnes of teal boxes in my house, and not much room to keep them!

I should go for now, I have a dog coming for a haircut really soon and I need to get set up!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


WHOA!! All of a sudden it is the end of september and I have not blogged AT ALL! Sorry! I have been soooooo busy with Partylite stuff! I will start fresh now that we have HIGH SPEED INTERNET at home!! YAY!
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