What a crazy week! But so many things to be thankful for
If you want to see what is eating up my bloggin’ time go here. Check out the pictures from the last couple of nights. If you haven’t been down to check it out – your missing it!! EVERYONE pray for no rain tonight!
I don’t have time for a real post. We didn’t have internet access while we were in SC for our retreat so I am looking forward to catching up on blog reading and posting. Mike had a few minutes to put some highlights of our trip on his site. Check it out here. There are some pictures there.
Well, it’s almost Thursday so I am going to go ahead with my list. If I were white and nerdy like my hubby I would know how to make this post tomorrow morning.
We just got back from hiking at Pilot Mountain State Park and riding go carts at Mayberry Shazzam with 10 teens from Cornerstone. We had a great time and sometime I want to blog about how much better the world would be if everyone acted like teenagers. No time now – headed to the pool for Emma and Luke’s Swim meet.
Check out this video that Austin put together from all the Nicaragua pictures from their mission trip to help out our sister church in Tonala, Nicaragua.
Well, Galax may not have it all but this weekend we had the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile. It was here to visit for the Smoke on the Mountain Virginia State BBQ Championship.
We took a nice hike up to the Cascades in Pembroke, VA (near Blacksburg). We had been there a couple of times while we were in college at VT. It is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever been on. The trail winds through the Jefferson National Forrest by a beautiful creek. There are falls all the way to the top. The kids did great – even Drew walked almost all of the 5 mile loop.
Check out the pictures.
On Tuesday night Alex Pyles was on America’s Got Talent. Alex is 10 years old and is a part of our homeschool co-operative. Watch the You Tube video to see her martial arts/self defense act with her dad. And yes, that’ how we talk around here. After you watch this you’ll see why I always gave her good grades in class. Way to go Alex!
I am getting ready for a couple of meetings this morning and took a few minutes to catch up on some blog reading. I read this post from Perry Noble and it really hits home. I have been constantly evaluating in my mind how I think about people that are far from God and how Jesus would have responded in situations and how I need to get outside my “Christian bubble”. Perry shares an experience he had when he helped a man up that had fallen. You have to read it. People need a hand, someone to help them up, someone to care and show them Jesus. They don’t need another theological discussion, budget meeting, or church potluck. They don’t need us to sit around listening to our Christian music, reading our Christian books, watching our Christian movies, hanging out with our Christian friends. They need us to notice that they have fallen and pick them up. They need us to get out of what is comfortable and safe and pick them up where they are. They need us to remember that we have all been flat on our faces before and it’s only by God’s grace that we can help them find the Jesus that picked us up.