Yep, that’s Pam and me with our feet propped up on the recliners on a Sunday afternoon. We were watching a documentary on the Greek Islands, but are now watching the Olympics. I have seen bits and pieces over the last couple of days.
Speaking of the last few days, we have gotten a temporary break from the hot and humid weather. Over the last few days we have had highs in the 80’s with relatively low dew points. I did get a chance to cut the grass this week. One of the things about the weather we’ve been having is that the rain has seemed to disappear except for an isolated thunderstorm. The grass is starting to look dry and we have been watering the plants in front of the church on a regular basis again.
It’s been an interesting week as we prepared for a busy weekend. On Friday night we had our first “Movie Under the Stars.” We showed the movie “Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie.” It was cool…we had a little snack bar set up. We gave away popcorn and water, but also offered snacks and drinks for purchase. We purchased a popcorn machine and inflatable screen. Both worked like a charm. I used my sound system and the movie looked and sounded great. I am so thankful to all those who showed up from The Journey to man the snack bar. The movie wrapped up just after 10 and then we had to tear down. I didn’t get to bed until midnight and then we had an early morning as we set up at the Millsboro Farmers Market.
We had another good morning at the Farmers Market and continued to make and develop relationships with our community. It was nice because it wasn’t nearly as hot and humid this week. Later in the day, we had praise team practice and you could tell we were all beat. Most of the week was spent in preparation for the last 48 hours.
This morning we woke up a little groggy. Pam and I went over to Wawa and I ordered a double espresso frozen mocha. By 9 I was wide awake and had an abundance of energy. We started the service off with “I Raise a Hallelujah.” There was a good crowd this morning with several new people. So excited about that. There was some good energy and we even did a Vacation Bible School song. I preached the first message in a series on Jonah and challenged our congregation to step out of our comfort zone to reach people who we sometimes think are beyond God’s reach or who we think are beyond all hope.
Now, I am writing this and getting ready to write our monthly prayer newsletter to our prayer partners. Have a great week and Carpe Diem!