We had a great day of fellowship yesterday. After worship we headed over to McAlister’s Deli for lunch. Before we even made it inside, some old friends (and old Seasiders) saw us in the parking lot. Paul is now a pastor in Galveston and doing really well. Carolyn looked great as usual, and Chloe has been serving as the youth pastor at their church. Once we got inside we hooked up with Bryan and Jennifer and Sam (more Seasiders). Now McAlister’s had a giant advertising board set up right in the walk way. It was a human-sized glass of their famous sweet tea. Jennifer is in a wheelchair, so I had to be the genteel gentleman and move the sign. As I lifted the cardboard hulk to move it aside, I realized that there was a hole in it. Just the right size for someone’s head. Well, for my head. So I obliged Madison Avenue and did what every single person who had walked through the Deli since that sign was posted wanted desperately to do, I stuck my head in it as I waited for Jennifer to pass by. There I was, the new poster head for McAlister’s sweet tea. So of course the obligatory FaceBook post began. The caption Bryan added was short. Something about Mr. T(ea). Cute, huh?
We had a small but hearty crown last night to hang the greens at church. For us that meant grabbing a slice of pizza (thank you Dayna) and joining Kiara, Lauren and Cathy in decorating the tree and hanging the lights and garland around the room. Oh, and there was also pecan pie and cookies to assuage anyone’s sweet tooth. Everything looks festive and Christmassy again, so come by and check it out.
James 5:9 says, “Don't grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!”
Father, thank you for good times with friends. To eat. To work. To be together. Amen.