Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Word on the Streets

At Open House today at the Dream Center, I had a little lesson in street talk from some of the girls. In case you're interested and over the age of 25, here's the new lingo:
  • that's wack - that is really messed up
  • that's raw - that is really cool, awesome, off the hook, dope, fly. If you are using any of the ones describing the definition, you are considered a nerd.
  • you sicknin' - you are really getting on my nerves
  • mr. & mrs. bob - a.k.a. the police.
It was pretty funny to compare what we used to use to today's lingo and I choose to find comfort that I am passed the age of caring to catch up with the times. To all you RAW peeps out there, I'm outie-5-0!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


It has obviously been a while since posting a blog and it seems like years ago when I was at the family reunion in Ohio thanking God that I am normal when compared to the rest of the Heaths. (See You Might Be a Redneck Post)

Things have been crazy at the Dream Center this summer! We're on our last week of Open House and have had 64 different kids between the ages of 2 and 17 come up to the church. Today was a real encouragement. All summer we have been talking about salvation and doing lessons that are strong in telling the story of Jesus. Many times it was difficult to get the kids to listen and I often wondered whether the Word was falling on deaf ears. Well...after struggling with quiet time over the past 2 weeks, I took time to pray about it this morning. God led me to the following scripture:

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. - Isaiah 55:10-11

This afternoon the kids hit us with questions during the lesson:
- When you get baptized does that mean you're saved?
- How do you go to heaven?
- If I die tomorrow, where will I go?
- Can I be baptized?

It was amazing! A few of our kids had chose to follow Jesus before and they weren't sure of their salvation, others had never made that choice and yet others wanted to make an outward sign of their choice to follow Jesus.

The work that several of our ministries have done over the summer have changed lives and the words were in the hearts of these kids. It came back just as God's promise in Isaiah states.

Thank you to each and every one of you that help, volunteer, pray and encourage the work at the Dream Center! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

You Might Be a Redneck.....Part 3

These are just a few that I thought of that really were a part of the Heath Family Reunion 2008.

You might be a redneck, if at your family reunion:

  • You have a fire pit at night to make s'mores
  • There is a port-a-john to avoid the septic tank from backing up
  • Your cousins show up with their 3rd, 4th or 5th wife
  • Your family reproduces like rabbits (57 cousins to date and still counting)
  • Sleeping in a tent is chosen over sleeping in a Marriott Courtyard
  • Your uncle calls your modern hair-do a skunk look-a-like
  • There's a dog fight...with dogs, not people
  • You play corn hole, horse shoes and spoons for entertainment
  • Your proud to be a Heath and wouldn't trade your family for any other
I had a BLAST at the family reunion and am already signed up for going back next summer. If anyone wants to make the trip with me, let me know!