Monday, November 19, 2012

The Weekend in Review

I hope that you all had a great weekend!

I started my weekend by getting a little bit of raking and burning of the leaves in my back yard. The discouraging thing about the leaves are that there are still many more leaves on the trees. These crazy oaks will hang on to their dead leaves until a strong wind tears them loose or the new leaves of spring push them out.

I made my first burn pile relatively close to the house so had to keep it small. I'm going to plant a small garden there and thought the ash would be good for the soil. I'll have a little bit larger garden plot on the other side of the yard. The trick is in finding an area that gets plenty of sunlight and is flat enough that I don't have to do too much work level it off.

I wrapped up Saturday evening by going out for sushi with Chris and Hannah and then coming home to watch UFC 154. I probably should have made it to bed before midnight since I knew that my 4 AM alarm was going to make it a pretty short night. Never-the-less...

Sunday morning I was up, showered, packed my stuff and on the road by just after 5. The drive was about 5 hrs when you factor in a midpoint stop for a sausage/egg biscuit. Shelburne Baptist Church is one of many small, extremely rural churches that dot the Missouri landscape. It was very friendly and welcoming and I enjoyed my morning with them. After lunch, I managed a little bit of free time before making my way to the BSU on campus. While others were busy making dinner preparations, I found a couch in a back room and took a short (30 min) nap. Then it was just a matter of waiting on the students.

Dinner was at six. I made my presentation and was on the road home around 7:30. I made it home just before midnight.

As always, I enjoyed the opportunity to worship with followers of Jesus and to share the Good News of God's great love for us. I was able to encourage other to share the gospel with their friends and families and left them with the same challenge that I always offer.

I offer it to you as, as well.

Tell somebody, "God loves you," and "Jesus died for you!"

Have a great holiday week!



Mike said...

You dog you! You still get to burn leaves. That has been illegal here for a long time.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Sounds like a good trip! And the aroma of burning leaves evokes memories.