Our Saturdays are free again! Julianne finished up her bowling league this morning and Dasher graduated from obedience school. Now the only thing we have scheduled is our fellowship group on the first and third Saturday evenings.
This week has really been busy. I came home Monday from South Carolina visiting my friend, Barbara. It was a wonderful trip and I had a nice, relaxing time. I have some pictures from the beautiful city of Greenville that I will post later. Actually I have a bunch of pictures that need to be uploaded.
There wasn’t a lot of running around this week just busyness at home. The disarry has started from the building projects. Michael and a friend, Kevin, worked on the shed all weekend and it is now finished. It looks so nice!
While they were working on the shed, all manner of equipment and tools were all over the backyard and in our family room. I know it is going to get worse but Trish reminds me to keep the big picture in focus. It will be beautiful when it’s done! Everything has been ordered except the floor. We are deciding whether to do it ourselves (actually Michael and friends) or to get it installed. If we got it installed, it would be done quickly. But, it’s expensive. If Michael and friends do it, it would be during available weekends and after work during the week. I’m sure I could handle half done flooring through out the house. Well, it’s Michael’s decision so I will rest in that.
Friday night was our celebration for the end of Apples of Gold. All the spouses were invited and we made their favorite desserts. One lady observed that there were no chocolate ones! Isn’t that funny? You can be sure if it was the wives’ favorite desserts, there would be something chocolate on the table. 🙂
Our chapter this week in our study of Trusting God was sooo good. I know I saw that each time but it seems like each chapter gets better and better. Our study was Growing Through Adversity. It was a long chapter and covered much but I think the last paragraph says it all: There is no question that adversity is difficult. It usually takes us by surprise and seems to strike where we are most vulnerable. To us it often appears completely senseless and irrational, but to God none of it is either senseless or irrational. He has a purpose in every pain He brings or allows in our lives. We can be sure that in some way He intends it for our profit and His glory. Amen!!! If you only read one book this year besides the Bible, this one should be it!!
Tomorrow Julianne and I are going to see Third Day in concert. They are the best Christian rock band out there and I know the concert is going to be great. Their new album is out July 29 and I’m sure they’re going to play some songs from it. I’m really looking forward to hearing Consuming Fire, Tunnel and Mountain of God.
Pictures of all of the above will be posted next week. Have a blessed Lord’s Day!