July 30, 2009
So we gathered
....up to 14 of us at once around a very big table.
At one point we all took off to Palmer Park
....in three cars.
Used big plastic cups to drink from
...all with our names written on them.
The new dish washer worked over-time trying to keep ahead of the mountains of silverware and cooking stuff that had been put into play.
And at night we used every flat place for one more sleeping zone.
Ages 1 through 63.
Lots of stories and catching up. Lots of earnest, honest talks.
Plenty of laughter and kidding around.
Some shopping trips to hunt for bargains.
A funny movie to give us all a rest.
Time to worship together and be challenged from the word.
Lots of pictures....new and old.
Bowling tournaments - courtesy of wi.
Watching the grandkids become friends.
Identifying birds....the feeder was packed....and a humming bird came.
House hunting...preparing for a hoped-for move into the area.
Video action from Afghanistan, and a school play.
Opening a Facebook site. (I've got friends! :))
"Tell those rich in this world's wealth to quit being so full of themselves
and so obsessed with money, which is here today and gone tomorrow.
Tell them to go after God,
who piles on all the riches we could ever manage -
to do good,
to be rich in helping others,
to be extravagantly generous.
If they do that, they'll build a treasury that will last,
gaining life that is truly life."
From Paul's first letter to Timothy - chapter 6.