Wednesday, March 9, 2011

VERVE Happs



Eleven people were baptized. It was awesome hearing each of their stories and, for most, knowing even more than they had time to share. God is doing amazing things in people's lives at Verve, and it's exciting to have a front row seat.

One of the best and most important services we've done. We talked about being grace wholesalers. If you missed it, you can listen to the message here. Loved the songs the band played and how it all weaved together. Poetry.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cupcake update

A few weeks ago, I, with the help of a couple awesome ladies, baked 30 dozen cupcakes. That's right, 360 cupcakes. You read in my previous post about us selling these to help provide cupcakes for us to take into the strip clubs and love on the girls. We sold all of them and some! So a huge THANK YOU to those of you who helped support this ministry. This is something you can always donate to, if you have questions just email me at tkaltman0805@yahoo.com. :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Cupcake Girls


One cool thing happening this week is that you have the opportunity to buy some delicious cupcakes, and support an awesome ministry. One of the new ministries at Verve is The Cupcake Girls, some women and I who go each week to some strip clubs, bringing cupcakes, loving on the girls, and (when the opportunity is right) inviting them to Verve. So ... we're going to have the same (awesome) cupcakes for sale on Sunday morning and Monday evening. The deal is that you pay $20, which gets you a dozen cupcakes and pays for a dozen cupcakes to be brought to a Strip Club. You get to eat well, and support a great ministry! If you don't live in Vegas and still want to support the ministry and help provide cupcakes for these girls, you can email me at tkaltman0805@yahoo.com for more infomation. Thanks for your support!! :-)


Krystal

Sunday, February 6, 2011

1 year Bible reading plan

It's not too late! Tommy is writing a one-year Bible reading plan for Verve and you can join us and follow it daily on www.vervecatalysts.org or www.tommyaltman.com. :) It will take you through the New Testament and Psalms and Proverbs (2 other books of the Bible).

Friday, February 4, 2011

Future Rock Stars

video

I was uploading old pics and videos from my phone to my computer and thought I would share this one with you. I was making dinner and had to come up with something to entertain the boys as they joined me in the kitchen. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dog-tags

So Brodie is working with Daddy in the garage and just ran into me holding something....Daddy's military dog-tags. For those of you who do not know what dog tags are, they are silver tags that hang around the neck of a soldier. They have vital information pertaining to the soldier. As I took the dog tags in my hand, I read the information engraved on them. Name, security number, blood type, and religion. I thought, hmm . . . religion? It struck a cord with me.

So if a soldier is at war and something happens to them, their dog tags have the top 4 of vital information another soldier would need to know about them...name, social, blood type, and religion. It made me think if I were to die, do the people around me know these "important things" about me? No, I don't have dog tags around my neck, but they should know by the way I live my life. What would they say about me? Would my relationship with God be in with the top 4 important things they say about me?

So, what's on your dog tag? Name, social, blood type . . . ? I can't think of anything more important than a person knowing what's going to happen to them when this life ends.

Soldiers know they may face death when going to war, so they think about it, just look at the 4th thing on their dog tag. I hope you've thought about what happens when your heart stops beating. If you haven't I hope you will soon.

I hope that you know that there's a God who loves you. Who loves you more than you can ever imagine and who wants you to spend forever with Him in heaven. If there's one thing I've been reminded of lately it's that life is fragile and shouldn't be taken for granted. We're not promised tomorrow. If you have questions, I'm here. If you're not sure that you even believe there is a God, ask him to show you if He's real. Know that I share this with you because I care. I don't want someone to one day ask me "why didn't you tell me?"

Friday, January 28, 2011

Big deal



Be forewarned...this is going to be a "mom post".
So, after 15 months, I am finished breast-feeding Tristan. It's bittersweet. It's bitter because I realize he is probably my last and that I will probably never breast-feed again and it also means my baby is becoming a big boy :(. A little sweet because between being pregnant with Brodie, breast-feeding for a year, being pregnant with our 2nd, then pregnant with Tristan and breast-feeding for 15 months...I feel like my body has not been my own in a long time. I'm finally getting my body back. Not 'getting my body back' as in the way it was before kids because I realize that will probably never happen, lol. It hit me the other day when a friend handed me excedrine for a headache and my natural reaction was "I can only take tylenol"...because for so long, that's how it was. I'm thankful for the good habits it helped create for me, like drinking lots of water, limit coffee and soft drinks to hardly any, trying my best to limit stress and stay rested, and thinking twice about everything and how it would effect my little one. It's tough to see our babies grow up and move on from things; especially something so close and "attached', literally. lol. During our trip in Virginia and Tristan having to be away from me overnight, he did well and didn't seem to mind not being nursed. I had been slowly weaning him over the last couple months but he had put up a fight. He will now drink his milk from a cup, and not throw it across the room...which is what he did when I first attempted it. When it came down to it though, it was easy and kind of happened naturally. So, I guess we were both ready. Kinda. lol. Yes, this was a big deal.

I keep asking myself...didn't I just have a baby? Where did the time go??

Love him! :)