Saturday, April 30, 2011

Schenck Girls Weekend-Spring 2011


Schenck Girls Weekend is a twice a year event that we started in the spring of 2010. We all get together and go somewhere fun for the weekend. Just to laugh, visit, and catch up. Girls Only!!!  So in 2010 we went to the Lake of the Ozarks both times for shopping, swimming, and dining out... :)

We decided to try something new...so we are headed to Boonville, a little town west of Columbia Missouri, whose one clain to fame (other than a prison) is the Isle of Capri Hotel and Casino!  There are resteraunts and other little things to do in the hotel and casino so we are pretty much set for the weekend!

Maybe I'll WIN big....lol. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

You Gotta Love Vegas


You gotta love Vegas. The lights, the action, the strange people, the 24 hour carnival of life! We went to Vegas for Sping Break 2011. It wasn't exactly the Bitches on a Budget Spring Break we took last year but it was a load of fun!
We walked down Las Vegas BLVD and I was about dead by the time we got back to our hotel. I told my friends my foot was hurt and I couldn't really walk...but as usual they ignored me and we trudged on. We ended up stopping at the Numb Bar and having some very large fruity frozen drinks...hmmm there is a reason they call it the Numb Bar.

We stayed at Excalibur....it was older but the room was nice. It was like living in a faery tale castle and at least you could always find your way back with all of those steeples. Its walkways connected with a couple aother casinoes and so we could travel around and try the different spots. My favorite slots were Free Spin Freenzy and Wild Wolf.....ching, ching, ching,....gotta love the sounds of it. However, I came to play so I played back most of my winnings...lol. That's ok, I still ended up bringing money back home!

Cinco De Mayo 2011

This year we decided to skip the craziness of Cinco de Mayo at a Mexican place and create our own at home. One of my friends is hosting and we are all bringing Mexican food and drinks! I think it will be fun and mych more relaxing.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Soul Musings: Book Introduction

I'd be interested in your thoughts about the intro to the book I am writing...



Introduction


Soul Musings is my attempt to put into words my thoughts and reflections about the journey through life. It is a journey we all travel. While we all make this journey with family and friends, it is also a solitary quest. Each journey is unique to the individual traveling it and no one’s experience is exactly the same. There are common themes and threads, there are universal “truths” but in the end….my journey is mine and yours is yours. For now though we can travel together for a bit and keep each other company along the paths of life.

Soul Musings, like me, is eclectic. In seeking understanding, in traversing the landscape of life, in connecting with my soul, I refuse to be limited by one philosophy, one religion, or one culture. I have a strong belief in God, and it is not diminished by reading, listening, and seeking guidance from other belief systems or from my own imagination. No matter what your spirituality is based on, I invite you to broaden it through this experience. As I examine each concept, belief, or idea, I find that many are similar and often provide new insights and a deeper level of “being”.

Soul Musings is designed to be used weekly. One topic per week for meditation, reflection, thought, journaling, or discussion. Over the course of a year, you will explore beliefs and ideas that highlight the soul, a concept that is elusive and yet interwoven into so many aspects of our lives. At the end of each topic, you will discover a question or a reflection designed to take you deeper into this journey.

With deepest respect for the human spirit and your own personal knowledge, I invite you to partake of my humble Soul Musings and use them to gain a deeper personal connection to yourself and your spirituality.

Copyright 2010/2011 Ginger Schenck, No reprinting without permission of author.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Lessons of Easter

The lessons of Easter are in my opinion even more profound then those of Christmas.
  • Friends can and do betray you.
  • Hanging on the cross, Jesus still "honored" the thieves with the knowledge of life after death.
  • In the darkness of death, there is life.
  • Grief is a universal human experience.
  • Some things can not be avoided, no matter how much we pray they pass us by.
  • When we let our friends down, there is agony in our heart.
  • After the darkness comes the dawn..
  • Nothing is as sweet as the empty tomb.
  • Blessings burst forth from God at unexpected times.
May you have a blessed and joyous Easter.

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