days away from the computer, sort of. In the blogging sense at least. Friday night, SU and I watched a pretty cool movie, Archangel. Funny, just looked it up on IMDB and it is a made for TV movie. Wouldn’t have guessed that, the production was well above most TV movies I’ve seen. Of course, when you don’t watch TV, perhaps things pass you by.
Had a busy and productive day yesterday. Up very early for a Saturday, cleaned the pool, took 1’s truck down to Inspector Quick on Belt 8 for its annual inspection, got a haircut (dang, hasn’t been this short in years), took a water sample to the pool place for analysis, purchased more chemicals, home to add chemicals, hospital to visit a class member that had back surgery, back to the trailer park to vote, met SU at another class member’s home for dinner, then home to wrap up the lesson for today. Whew. Weekends are for what?
Class to day was very good. Excellent discussion of 1 Cor 12:11-26 and spiritual growth. Decided earlier in the week to limit discussion of the other part of the material, giving and spiritual growth, just not in my mindset right now. Had a pretty large group of guys and they were pretty animated about this subject. Excellent observations. You just cannot grow spiritually without engaging other Christians, I don’t care how much peace you find down at the pond, under the tree, on top of the mountain or any one of a thousand other places guys use as excuses not to attend a local church.
The pastor had everyone, including me, in tears with a story about a mother’s love, a mother’s courage, a mother’s wisdom today. To be honest, it wasn’t that great of a story, I’ve heard better but something was happening in the sanctuary today that made people reflect as one. It’s called the presence of the Holy Spirit and it was incredible.
Major, major surprise for SU today. 2 drove in from Austin just to have lunch with her mom. So we were all together today, me, SU, 1 and 2. We all went with Pop to Dinner Bell, life doesn’t get much better than that. Once again, no negative people or conversation, just a fun family lunch.
But a big lunch does have its drawbacks. Got home and was planning on d/l’ing the service recorded with the DS30 but hey, after a big bowl of chicken and dumplings, a serving of blackeyed peas, a piece of garlic toast and a slice of German coconut pie, it was snoozing in the chair until SU woke me up to go to church.
Tonight’s bible study was again in Joshua and the pastor said something that made me think and will keep me thinking all week. Not that I didn’t think it already but I guess it reinforced my thoughts. He said, the majority isn’t always right. So true, especially in today’s political climate and coming after he raised the topic this morning of what would happen in the US to women if we back down from Islam and continue to appease them. Remember, Joshua was outnumbered 6-1 when he reported back that they could take Jericho. Will we learn from the past?