Welcome back to another edition of Sunday Night Thoughts. It’s been a great week here in the Argot house – kind of a crazy week as well. We got our first snow and it was quite a bit of measurable snow. I don’t think I would have ever thought of a White Thanksgiving happening in the Shenandoah Valley and yet – that is what we had. We had about 4 to 5 inches of wet, sticky snow. This thanksgiving was quiet with just Pam, I and the two kids. Anna had to work the afternoon of Thanksgiving Day, and yet there was a problem. Seems a water main broke just down from the Cracker Barrel and they had no water for the entire day. We took her to work at 4 and she came home at 5:30. They were really hopeful they could open for at least a portion of the day.
On Wednesday we had the 4 to 5 inches of snow. We spent Tuesday getting ready. I put up the driveway guides and found out what a linchpin was while trying to make sure the snowblower was ready. Here’s the link to that story. Like I said, the snow was heavy, wet, and sticky, which made it difficult to snowblow. It kept wanting to jam up the snowblower.
Friday was a work day for me. I helped open the store. All seemed well – and I knew it was going to be a busy day. Afterall, school was out and it was Black Friday. Little did I know that there was a University of Virginia / Virginia Tech football game that night in Blacksburg. We got slammed…by the end of the day you could stick a fork in me because I was done.
Saturday, I was finally able to get in another quality run – getting in almost 7 miles. Pam and I got our final preparation in on our sermon that we preached this morning and spend most of the rest of the day relaxing.
Today we were up early and it was a good day. I lead the worship service and Pam preached the children’s sermon and we tag teamed the sermon. We preached on the importance of being alert and on guard as we took our text from Mark 13. We also taught a great song called “Waiting Here for You.” The congregation picked up on it really quick and I look forward to adding it to our repertoire.
We even managed a little bit of a walk before our dessert theatre rehearsal and then we were on to children’s ministry and youth group. Like I said it has been a great week – a little crazy but a good week. I am looking forward to a more normal week. We even get to celebrate Anna’s birthday this week.
Have a great week. Carp Diem!