Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1 – “Full …”

We had a pretty full day yesterday.  Started with a trip to Houston.  We went to see one of our old Seasiders who had appendicitis and ended up in sepsis and very nearly died.  He is doing a lot better no, though.  He’s still in intensive care, but he is alert and can communicate.  He has a long road ahead of him.  We actually ran into some hard rain as we were leaving the island, but it didn’t follow us to Houston. 

On the way back we stopped at Lifeway to pick up some birthday cards for the church and fire department.  We also picked up some books for Christina’s Bible study she is doing with some ladies in her church.  That meant a quick stop in LaMarque as well.  We had to keep our eyes open going through their neighborhood.  Sometime the night before their really old dog slipped out of the back yard and they haven’t been able to find her.  We had no luck, either. 

I found out on the way up to Houston that we have been having a bad problem with trash overflow at the church.  It’s one thing to have too much trash.  It’s quite another when the birds realize it and toss it all over the neighbor’s yard.  He complained to one of our ladies today.  She went above and beyond being nice to him.  She and a friend also picked up the majority of the trash and carried it away.  Then she called around to get some prices on dumpsters.  Nice work, Lauren.  Looks like the dumpster option might be out of reach for the time being, though.  Chris and I stopped by Sam’s to see if they had some big outdoor cans with lids.  No luck.  We did find some at Home Depot, though, so we picked up two of them.  That will get us started. 

Last night I had to drive back into Texas to do a wedding rehearsal.  The wedding is actually tonight in Houston.  The rehearsal was just in Santa Fe, though.  This is going to be a fun one.  There are three little kids involved in the service, and two of them are wild and crazy.  Can’t wait to see what they do during the service.  More about that tomorrow, I suppose.

Gotta go now.  We have to be at the church around 6:30 for the big pancake breakfast to raise money for playground equipment.  And we have to pick up Cailyn.  She’s on the selection team for the equipment.  We’re off …

James 2:26 says, “For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.”

Father, we commit the breakfast to you.  We could sure use the money, but help us all to have some fun as well.  Amen.

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