Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Hello! I can't believe September is almost over and yesterday was the first day of Fall. Traditionally, I struggle with Fall. It's dark. It's cold. Things are dieing. Wa wa. But I'm aware of this, so I'm trying to counteract it by keeping my schedule pretty tame, exercising, and reading inspiring materials.

Speaking of inspiring materials, I just got a media kit from Margaret Becker's booking agent. I'm trying to bring her conference, "Coming up for Air", to the Portland area. Maggie B has long been a favorite singer of mine & now she's written 2 books and is a speaker. Her fee is less than I thought, but will still require a step of faith - and lots of planning. So I'm praying it's God's will for her to come to the Northwest! www.maggieb.com

The pregnancy is going along fine. I'm really tired - haven't quite caught that "2nd wind" that some people say you get in the 2nd trimester. Oh well. It is what it is. Greg is still looking for full time work, either at UPS or elsewhere. If he doesn't find something, I'll go back to work just as soon as I physically can and Greg will be a stay-at-home dad! That'll be different, eh?? He'll do an awesome job though. But pray for full time work for him because we both really want me to be able to stay home, at least for a few months.

Christianna is busy working and starting school. She and Sanchez are still living with her mom, but they have plans to move out soon.

The Spirit at the Mountain event was really fun. Just before the last chorus of my first solo, the sound went completely out - mic, music, everything. But I just kept singing! I finished the song and then we figured out what the problem was & went from there. It was so fun to sing with Amy! I'm hoping we do more of this kind of thing together.

On October 3, there is a women's event at our church called "Draw Me Close." It's a time of reflection, relaxation, and togetherness. Oh yeah - dinner is served too! If you're in the Portland area, I invite you to come. It's October 3 at 6:30 at Mt. Scott Church of God, 10603 SE Henderson, Portland, Oregon 97266. Tickets are $5.

Have a great week. Know that God is God, no matter what your circumstances, and that He is always with you.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


So the internal software we use at work is "down" (who knows what that really means - gremlins, some IT person hitting switches 'cuz they're bored?) so I'm taking a risk and (dunn dunn dunn......) BLOGGING AT WORK! Shhhhh!

It's been almost a month since my last entry. Wow. I was so OCD about updating and then this happened. Let's see - what's going on? Greg and I had an appt last week and we heard the baby's heart beat. We heard it back at 6 weeks, which was amazing in and of itself, but there's a huge difference between 6 weeks and 14 weeks! The heartbeat was strong and fast, as it should be at that age. The doctor had a hard time finding it because the baby was turning flips! Greg said, "Well, she'll have your hyperness and MY good looks and wit!" He's been so awesome through this whole thing. He insists on coming to all my appointments, getting me things I "need" (the other night, it was powdered donuts & chocolate milk at 10:00!), and basically putting up with my mood swings. I think that's a full time job in and of itself.

Sept 6 was my friend Amy's CD release party. We all get dressed up & went to a coffee shop in NE Portland that she had tirelessly transformed into an orange ballroom! There was even a candy table that had only orange candies on it. You'll have to go to my Facebook page and look at the pictures. Just either google Charlotte Kammer or go to Facebook and search by my name. Anyway, it was a realization of her dream, and to an extent, a realization of MY dream. I'm so grateful she gave me the opportunity to join her. And now, we are both singing at a Christian music festival called "Spirit on the Mountain" this coming weekend in Welches, Oregon. We sing Saturday morning from 11 - noon. Come join us! www.spiritonthemountain.org.

What else? Oh. Something kind of sobering. Greg was involved in an accident this weekend. He is ok, as is the other driver. But the other driver apparently just stopped abruptly on the freeway and Greg rear-ended her car. It appears to me that our car is totaled, but Greg says he can fix it. If anyone can, he can. He has an amazing talent with cars. The whole thing has left me a pile of raw nerves. I just can't handle much these days so I've been just kind of shut down for the last couple of days. I did get 12 hours of sleep last night, so I think that will help my perspective.

Ok, folks. They're telling us our software is back "up" so I better call this quits for now. Take care!