Sorry for being incommunicado, but we have been a busy over the past few days. Basketball games Thursday and Friday, the Rehmeyers are in from South Africa (Swaziland) and some of the boys got together with Nathan Friday at the Smith’s house so they could play. The Rehmeyers are missionaries through Children’s Cup. If you would be interested in checking out that part of the world, here is Daran’s (Nathan’s dad) web site: firstname.lastname@example.org .
I have also been reading a lot more and “trying” to write more, too. I also have a movie idea running through my head. I talked with Ronnie Smith who, along with C.J., wrote a book called the "13 Witnesses from Hell" (I think i have the title right). He was giving me some insight into some of the things to watch out for. If any of you reading this have written or have thought about it, making movie's etc, drop me an e-mail and let's talk.
Yesterday, Bryan woke up with his ear still bothering him from the night before. So we headed to Church anyway and about half way there we were stopped at a read light and he had to let the window down and @#&%@# out the window. I’m sure the lady in the car next to us had something to talk about when she got home. So, we dropped the girls off at Church and went back home. He improved quickly, but we are still going to the doctor today.
We went to N.O. after Church to visit with my brother and his family. Last time we tried to get together for Christmas, their son was sick. So, we figured Bryan was not contagious and took off. We stopped by my parent’s house, but mom was not feeling to good, so she stayed in the bed. Like when I was on chemo, there are days when the bed is your only destination. Dad showed the kids his Honda “Gyro”, which is an interesting 3 wheel type scooter that he got at a garage sale and fixed up. The kids rode it down the street. Lauren was not a problem, but Bryan didn’t quite have the ability to let off of the gas while braking – he wound up running off the rode into several of the neighbor’s yards as a result. He did manage to miss the trees and the cars parked on the side of the street, however. I must admit I was cringing while he was on that crazy thing. But, we as parents have to sometimes do that – cringe (and pray) as our children grow up and experience life. Mistakes are going to be made and hopefully they will learn from them just like as we had to do. As always, it was good to see them all.
Oh yeah, and I forgot to tell you that the first thing Sunday morning I found outside - - - was a loose bunny running around the yard! One of the female Checkered Giants had somehow manipulated her door and jump 4 ft to the ground. One of our cats, Tippy, was following her around – I guess trying to figure out what this new creature was and what to do with it. Luckly for the rabbit, her curiosity as to what I was doing got her close enough for me to get my hands on her. She screamed like a pig! I have never heard a rabbit scream before, so I learned something new – and I made sure to secure her door.
Google was voted the best place to work. They have massage therapists, medical doctors, all kinds of sports/physical activities, gourmet food – you name it – and it is all free to the employee. They receive 1 million applications for work each year. I wonder why?
That is an interesting contrast to those who work in some areas of ministry, especially missions. There is a lack of appreciation, the local food may or may not be to your liking, you may be in danger more times than you would care to be and the pay is nothing to write home about - but the rewards are eternal. If you have always thought about supporting someone you know who is in missions, go for it. Make this the year that you do it. It doesn't have to be thousands of dollars, just pray and ask the Lord what He would have you do. You will be glad you did.
Have a great Monday - this is going to be a great week.