Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Location: Owasso First Assembly of God
9341 N 129th East Avenue Owasso, OK 74055
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008
Time: 2:00 P.M.
Theme: Pretty in Pink (Requesting that everyone wears pink if possible)
In Lieu of Flower, Geneva has asked that donations be made on her behalf to one of the following organizations that were dear to her heart:
1.) Thunder Media Ministries
2.) Lakeside Fellowship
3.) Convoy of Hope
If attending celebration service, there will be envelopes and a drop off point available. (Please make all checks payable to one of the organizations listed above / Memo line: In memory of Geneva Johnson)
If mailing: Please mail donations (all checks made payable to one of the organizations listed above / memo line: In memory of Geneva Johnson) to:
PO Box 111
Oologah, OK 74053
Description of above organizations:
1.) Thunder Media Ministries - Is a Christian non-profit organization devoted to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with children and families around the world. Thunder Media Ministries produces evangelistic events featuring Robert T Schlipp as Bibleman. In 2009 Thunder Media Ministries will provide Bibles to terminally ill children in honor of Geneva Johnson. For more information please visit www.thundermedia.org. Our address is: Thunder Media Ministries, PO Box 1213, Ozark, MO 65721.
2.) Lakeside Fellowship – Is a non-profit organization & Geneva’s home church where she served on the board. Lakeside has a food pantry that provides food to local individuals/families that are in need. The primary purpose of Lakeside’s Food Pantry is to provide hope and encouragement in families in our area. All donations will go directly into Lakeside’s Food Mission. Our mailing address is: PO Box 111 Oologah, OK 74053.
3.) Convoy of Hope - Convoy of Hope mobilizes resources, and trains churches and other groups to conduct community outreaches, respond to disasters, and direct other compassion initiatives in the United States and around the world. Convoy of Hope is a 501 ( c ) (3) nonprofit organization.
Address: Convoy of Hope
330 S. Patterson Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
Friday, November 14, 2008
Hello All.This is Denetta, G's sister. I know that G planned to write a blog message to all of you before she went to see Heaven, but she never felt quite good enough to do it. So, I on her behalf...thinking I know pretty much what she would say...(though we all know I can not presume to speak for G) would like to write to you on her behalf. She is right here with me, so...here we go: (by the way, I know already that if I do not write this in G style, she'd pinch me hard, so...
Hey everyone...bet you thought this message was to tell you I'm a gonner! Nope, not quite yet, still breathing, though hardly. I must say that I am quite peaceful at the moment...could be meds, or death, or family, or HEY, I am going to be in heaven soon...unless God raises me from the dead. I do think that even if He does that, I'd still be in heaven for a second. I wonder if Lazerous was like, "Hey, I like it up here...what do you think you're doing sending me back???!!!" Anyways, I have been through a journey, as we all go through. Many of you have shared it with me. Praying for me, laughing with me, listening to me, looking at my pictures, reading my blogs, watching me thow up, shopping with me, taking me to the hospital etc... (I must say, I am so a size 6 or less right now). I always said that I would probably have to be skin and bones to be a size 6...I was right! Too cold to finally go buy that bikini now! Isn't that just the way it would go!
To my friends and family: I would like to say, without being cheesy that I love you. You are all special people and have meant very much in my life. I do love people, well most people, (I mean I love everyone because God said, just some are more...lets just say "different" than others)...Anyways, back to you...I am thankful for the wonderful time I have had with all of you. I would like to tell you that though I wish I had more time to be a friend, aunt, sister, daughter...I will still be all those things, just from a different place. Remember that life is a blink of an eye to God...I'm just going a bit ahead to see Him. Jealous? I will not be in pain, I will probably be skinny, and I will be able to sing with the angels, what a wonderful thing. I would ask that you all love Jesus with all of your heart until your dying day. God is good and faithful. Though we do not know why things happen the way they do, I trust him more than ever, and believe that He is in charge of this world. Continue to let Him be in charge of yours, for He is good, and loving, and peaceful, and a comforter, and a friend. I know I will be missed...I mean, really, if you think about it...who couldn't miss me! So go ahead and miss me, but don't grieve long for me. I am joyful. I know how soon we will meet, and I will be waiting with long slender skinny arms wide open (did I mention long and slender...and skinny?...to soon give you a hug and show you around the place I will soon be in. I mean think about it...I get to go meet God, face to face, is there any greater thing? Heaven is our real home, and I will see you soon! All of my love to you, and many many blessings in your time left here! I am very blessed to have known you, and will continue to love you.
See you soon in the big H!
(Heaven, not the other one!)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I haven't been taking pictures...so no cute pictures of the kiddos.
So basically, I'll attempt to do better, but promise nothing!!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I ate real food yesterday and didn't through up!!! This is an amazing happening. I've been on Ensure, Jamba Juices, & Sonic Grape Slushes for about 3 1/2 or 4 weeks now. Those were they only things that I could eat and keep down. Well, ok, occasionally I haven't kept those things down either, but we have much better statistics with the liquid items.
So yesterday I had a bowl of chicken noodle soup for lunch. To be completely honest, I did puree it in the Vita-Mix first, but I ate/drank it and it stayed down.
Then later I ate half of a grilled cheese sandwich. (Now with this one, my mother & I checked the time and had to decide if it would actually break my fast or not. We decided not, & I ate.) The grilled cheese stayed down as well!!
If you add in my Ensure for breakfast and 1/2 a grape slush, I had 14 Weight Watcher Points OR roughly 800 calories, which is pretty good for me!!!
Hoping to break the 1000 calorie mark soon with real food,
Friday, September 5, 2008
Apparently she wanted to keep it safe at church on a Sunday evening, so she just dropped it in my purse for safe-keeping.
I know I haven't been posting as much lately, but the past few weeks have been over the top as far as exhaustion goes. I will try to be more dilligent in the future, don't get over excited. I love you guys!
Monday, August 18, 2008
This is the opposite side of the entrance...generally called the exit =)
This is our fireplace - above it hangs a print pointilism of OK history, including the Trail of Tears, Will Rogers, the state seal, etc.
And this is the comfy sofa I often use when reading to my Kindergartners. That is a bookwork laying along the length of the sofa. It should be careful, because my windows don't have any pane so that dear may turn omivore sometime and put a hurt on 'da bookworm'.
Please excuse the box on the sofa - it contains a flatscreen monitor that is in the process of being married to his wife CPU tower.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Anyway, this is the circulation desk that we (Moe, Joni, Nancy, Tracy, Me & did I forget anyone) art-if-icated.
Let me just say that while the desk is gorgeous, it was the most incredibly difficult 'little project' I have ever done. In fact, when I had to add it to my inventory with a 'valuation' we used a $50 an hour plus materials formula and the cost ended up around $10,000 - and that weren't mostly materials folks.
This is the browsing area also known as my collection also known as the books and stuff...
This is the classroom where I teach my world-class-library-of-the-world-lessons.
And of course this is my office, where I plan those world-class-library-of-the-world-lessons
with a close up of the desk where the magic really happens...
I did forget to take a picture of the entrance which looks like a old-time general store. Because, in case you didn't notice, I have a western theme going on. And that there is my library folks.