This week Sunday Night Thoughts is back after a week vacation. We were away from internet access for most of our vacation except for a couple of trips to fast food restaurants. So we didn’t post much. Currently Pam has quite a few pictures from our trip up on Facebook.
It’ has been a crazy two weeks – with a funeral and a wedding and a long road trip. Our family made a landmark trip to the Midwest. For Pam, James, and Anna this marked the first time across the Mississippi River. For me this was the first time across the Mississippi on land. I had been across the Mighty Mississip by plane. As part of the trip we even were treated to a Mississippi River Dinner Boat Cruise. We got to visit some good friends and visited the Rock Island Arsenal. We had a great time and made plans for our Veterans Day Weekend Celebration. While in Rock Island, we also went to Heritage Church – one of our Wesleyan Churches and we also went to the John Deere Experience. Rock Island is the home of John Deere.
Before our visit to Illinois, we went to the wedding of a friend’s daughter. It was a bit of a FLAME staff reunion. On our way back from Illinois, we were beginning to think the state tree or flower of Illinois and Indiana was orange construction signs. It has been a long time since we had a summer roadtrip with construction like that. When we got to Cleveland, we experienced a crazy summer downpour – the likes I haven’t seen in a long time. Two of the food highlights of the trip were going to two regular places that we haven’t seen in three weeks – Sheetz and Chick-fil-A. Other than that, we had a good deal of great homemade food.
Much of the week before vacation was doing the work of the ministry – ministering to the family. When we got back we spent time getting ready for this weekend – and we had great service today. I preached from Acts 2:42-48 and asked the question The Church: Why Do We Exist? I am excited about what God is doing at McCrae Brook and look forward to the future. That’s about all for this week…see you next week.