Friday, June 20, 2008


I have had a great week!

Let's start with Sunday. I had the much anticipated opportunity to preach the morning service at Branson's Skyline Baptist Church. It was as much fun as I was expecting it to be. It is a great environment to have church. The auditorium was built as a dinner theater and is quite comfortable. The theater seating give everybody an excellent view and the stage area gives plenty of room to walk as I preach. (The pulpit only serves as a place to set my Bible and notes as well as a kind of centering device that keeps me from wandering too far!)

After church, it was a Father's Day lunch and later in the afternoon we went to Jenny's home (Aaron's girlfriend) for steaks cooked on the grill, the fixin's to go with the steaks, some time relaxing in the pool and visiting with friends. The rain and storms missed us and it was a fine afternoon/evening. (We didn't find the hail damage on our cars left at home until the next day!)

Wednesday I made the trip to Potosi MO for the youth camp (192 miles each way). It was a long day but I really had a great time. I always hope that the audience has as much fun as I do! Things got just a little behind (as they seem to do when you get down to the end of the day) and my part started a little bit later than planned. I ended up getting home at just past 2 am and up at 5 for work. I expected to be tired but felt pretty energized most of the day. I managed a little nap in the afternoon before heading back to work the midnight shift.

I'll be getting an estimate on the hail damage sometime today and trying to get some things done prior to the weekend. I also read a really good book this week. More on that in another post.

The Midwest continues to get pounded by storms. An EF-1 tornado took the roof off of a furniture store in Springfield on Thursday and dropped some baseball sized hail. We have been getting lots of rain and much of the Midwest is flooded. It would be nice to catch a few sunny days so I can get the grass cut!

I hope that your week has been as great. If not, there's always next week!



Amanda said...

Sounds like you worked hard and played hard. Have an equally great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your awesome week!

Mike said...

Good luck on the hail damage. Don't let the insurance company total your car! Fight fight fight!

Kevin said...

There are more and more reports of hail damage it seems. We've had so many roofs replaced around us. I think some of the homes have had them replaced twice in the last 10 years.

Yes, lots of storms throughout the midwest lately. Those poor folks in Iowa have had it rough.

Glad to hear your week has gone well. You no doubt deserve one of those!

Sicilian said...

My roof was totaled from a storm in April. . . . another thing to get done now.
I hope your insurance adjuster is good.

Bilbo said...

I hope the weekend was as good as the week! We've gotten a pass on storm damage so far, but the way the weather has been this year, I don't know how long it can last.