“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Sunday Driving

Church was great today. We had 2 men make a commitment to the Lord. Pastor Phillip had them come up front. One of the things he told them was that following Jesus wouldn't make their life rosy and easy, but Jesus would walk through the dark times with them. I appreciate such honest, straightforward words.
After church we headed south to Ft. Scott to have lunch with Dale & Betty. Today is Dale's birthday. After dinner Dale showed us around the yard. Brenda wants ideas on what flowers to put in our yard next year. Ours haven't done so well the past few years. She got the name of a vinca variety that looked good, even in the dry and the heat of these past few weeks.
Dale and Betty taught us how to play "Rook". It's like "Pitch" in that you have to bid on how many points you will win. I bid high on the first hand and won the bid, even though I didn't know for sure what I was doing. We made our bid, though. It was a good day.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Michael & Heather have started a blog so I think I better do better at keeping this thing up to date. I have big gaps in my journals as well.This is the first Saturday we haven't had a pile of stuff to do nagging us from overfull plates. I'm dressed for a bike ride and it's getting hotter so I'll head out soon. We were at the Royals game last night--they won by 1 run--so slept in today. After talking to mom & dad, I made pancakes for us: whole wheat for me & white for Brenda. I still didn't get Breanda's batter runny enough so she added milk and cooked her own. I've been taking the Livinity weight-loss product and my apetite has been much less. I used to eat a stack of 2 plate-sized pancakes. Now it's only one and I'm fine. Well, time to go. I'll be back!