Monday, May 16, 2016

Rainy Monday, Summer Camps

After a couple of days of much cooler temperatures in the Ozarks, the week begins with a cool rain showery Monday. The rain is forecast to extend through tomorrow, too.
The rain is light and steady and should last throughout the day with a few breaks. I don't think we'll see the sun until late tomorrow.

No worries, my transplanted hostas can use the rain.
And I can use the excuse for not being out riding and maybe get some things accomplished.

All-in-all, last week was a good week. I had a camp meeting on Wednesday afternoon that went well. I came away with a deadline for outlines of my messages so they can go in the campers' handouts and an assignment to come up with something (an afternoon activity) for the 7th and 8th graders that will be there. It was a beautiful day for the 100 mile round trip on the motorcycle.
I was back in the same area on Wednesday evening (this time in the car) for a magic show at a church's kids' night event. I hope the kids had as much fun as I did!

I was also given a bit of an activity research assignment for another June camp.
Then, the pastor that I'm working with for the second camp asked me if I could preach at his church on Sunday. Truthfully, I'm not sure which I enjoyed more -- the preaching at his church or the 135 mile round trip on the motorcycle! About a third of the ride was a nice two-lane highway through cattle pastures, over a couple of creeks and through wooded areas. The scenery was beautiful. As with many of the beautiful rides in southwest Missouri, there just isn't a place to pull over and snap a picture. It's as if the beauty has to be experienced and can't really be shared through pictures.

I hope that you have a great week and experience much beauty.
God loves you.
Jesus died for you.

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

Sounds nice, John. I'm glad you're in that setting. I find those offer time for deep reflection. Jesus bless you and keep your spirits up.

Mike said...

The on and off rain we are having this spring may keep your motorcycle enthusiasm up a little longer. Chomping at the bit for the next ride.