I lent my vast expertise to two of my sons yesterday. This time it was in the field of home central heating repair. In this particular case that meant I brought over some sandpaper and watched while they called the repairman. To be fair, though, they did a really good job of replacing everything that it was legal for them to replace without a license to deal directly with gas. I was a proud papa.
The beauty shop came to Mom yesterday. Literally. The lady in our neighborhood who cut her hair regularly before Hurricane Ike has started back her business. It doesn’t sound like it is as extensive as before, though. She used to have a regular little shop in her garage, but their storm renovations turned that into a big kitchen. She still has a small area set up, but she insisted on being allowed to come over here so Mom wouldn’t have to negotiate any unfamiliar territory. Very sweet lady.
So today is “that day” again. Lots of folks try to avoid this one, but it has become the best day of the year for Scripture distribution and relationship building around the Vaughan house. Chris and I set up an assembly line yesterday afternoon. Our purpose? To put stickers in the 200 New Testaments a family in the church donated to give away on Halloween. All the stickers did was identify each New Testament as a gift from Seaside Church. Our party starts around 5 or 5:30 with pizza. Looks like we’ll have quite a few folks coming over to join in the fun. Even some of the visitors at church Sunday asked for directions to the house. One group of ladies who are originally from France and now live in Conroe seemed particularly interested. As was a Dad and his three sons. Come on over, but get here early. There are so many people who bring their kids to the neighborhood that it is difficult to get a place to park. Bring on the onslaught of children.
Psalms 37:1-2 says, “Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.”
Father, keep the little children safe tonight as they venture into the streets. And use your word to touch someone in your time. Amen.