Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy anniversary VCC

VCC celebrated the silver anniversary this weekend. 25 years ago our church started out in a condo in someone's living room with five people.

I have been on this journey with VCC for 15 of those years. It is amazing when I reflect on what has happened in my life during those years. I was so self centered and self absorbed....and didn't even realize it.

I grew up in a mostly unchurched environment. I had heard about God, but that was about it. I was majorly clueless about Him or what a church really was. My impressions were that it was a very nice social club and the 'good' people went to. Boy was I off base!

The thing that struck me the first time I stepped foot in this church was, and I am not making this up, a full rock band with electric guitars and drums played, and a young stocky built pastor with a full beard, flannel shirt and blue jeans spoke. From that point on I couldn't get enough of it. Whatever it was, I wanted it. It is something that is hard to explain. Eventually I even started hearing what was being said. This was all news to me for sure.

I won't expound on my adventures here, I know I could go on for a long time. Wait, isn't that what blogs are about? Expounding on your thoughts? Even I don't read long blogs.

All I know is that I am a changed person, and I have never been more at peace or happier in all my life. I know I am not perfect, but I love my God and my husband more than I ever knew was possible.

Here are some pictures and videos of our celebration at the Cintas Center. It was a great celebration, and I hope to be a part of many more celebrations. Thank you God!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Gotta love this technology

There I was, looking at the "Pictures of the Week" on a very prominent news web site whose identity shall remain a secret (wasn't that a peacock?), mining my own business, when all of a sudden this pop up appears out of nowhere (isn't that where they all come from?). This pop up had a bright red alert notice plastered across the top (yea, that is a picture of it). Microsoft Security Essentials Alert trojan was telling me that I had a 'severe' virus and I need to download this virus remover to take care of it.

Since "Microsoft" and "Essentials" sounded familiar I almost fell for it. It had totally locked up my computer and would not let me go anywhere. So how do I get help now? Who do I call to bail me out at 10:00 at night?

Then it hit me! I have a browser on my Droid phone! Yep I searched the internet and found help. First I confirmed my suspicion that this was not real, and found a simple solution to fix it.

If you see something that looks like this, don't walk, away as fast as you can. Yep ya gotta love this technology!!