It is Sunday evening, so that means it must be time for another installment of Sunday Night Thoughts. As I’ve mentioned before this is the longest running column on my blog – starting way back in the Spring of 2006. It’s hard to believe it’s been over 10 years.
Finally this week, we are starting to get into a routine. This week, Pam and I became official residents of Pennsylvania. We now have our Pennsylvania Driver’s License and our van has a temporary registration and the title has been changed. Getting my license was a particularly stressful – especially the part about establishing residency. Add to that, I forgot my wallet at home. It was a 20 mile drive to Bradford – a trip that we had to make a second time. It was interesting because we met an old acquaintance at the Driver’s License Center. The staff there was great.
While I was getting our title transferred I was asked if I would like to substitute drive for the local bus/transport company. So, I’ve submitted my background check for that.
In addition to all that – like I said, a busy week – I had to get everything ready for this week’s worship service. Yesterday was cool however. The local high school that is just across the state line in New York, opened their high ropes course to the public. We had a great time, both James and I climbed the rock wall and rode the zip line down. In addition, I tried the high ropes obstacles. It was a bit nerve wracking at first, but after a while I calmed down and had a great time, even when walking tightropes and similar obstacles 40 feet in the air. We even got to meet some locals with ties back to our church – it was very cool. Here is the link to the pictures if you are interested.
Today we had a good worship service at “The Brook.” The Brook is the nickname for the hollow that our church is located. As we started the day, we had showers of blessing – it rained hard for awhile – now the sky is blue and the dew points are going down as well as the humidity. It looks like it might be a wonderful morning for running. We celebrated communion this morning and the Holy Spirit was active.
This afternoon, James and Anna took me out to eat for my birthday – yes they are a week early, but this coming Friday we will be taking James to Houghton College for him to begin his freshman year. This week will be filled with activities as we host our kids from Canada and take James to college.
Tomorrow the local clergy – also known as the Otto-Eldred Ministerium will be serving lunch to our local elementary school teachers as they begin their first in-service day for the year. We are looking forward to getting to know even more people in our community.
Whew! no wonder I am tired and looking forward to hitting the bed tonight. Have a great week!