Thanks be to God, who has caused Brenda and me to triumph over lots of stuff and who gave us an abundantly full Father's Day week end. Here are the highlights.
Saturday morning Brenda ran a Motion for Missions 5k with a friend from church while I and her husband hung out and supported their effort. Came home and cleaned up from a day and a half of working/sweating/praying/listening to recorded lectures at our hunting property in Southern Virginia. Had lunch at a Thai restaurant. Participated in a team building opportunity with others in Children's Ministry at Vienna Assembly of God, (led by my daughter Rachel). Ate dinner with other Cancer Survivors at the Vienna Relay for Life and met and made some more friends among the cancer survivors of our community. Brenda and I walked through the tents after the survivor lap. Came home and relaxed and watched a movie while Brenda bought and began preparing the Father's Day feast. Sunday morning devotions, Sunday School and worship were especially spiritual and made another friend who came for their first visit. Played with Grand kids, watched World Cup Soccer, and ate a gigantic feast. Brenda prepared and grilled three very large sirloin steaks, potatoes, peppers and green beans from the garden, salad and chocolate yum-yum. Dozed during the World Cup, set up sprinkler and slip and slide for the grand kids, played with grand kids, worked with my son-in-law to set the agenda for a board meeting, conversation with family, phone calls to Catherine and Daniel, phone to call to my brother Ray, left message with step-dad wishing a blessed Father's Day, watched a movie, gave and received a foot rub, called it a night and sealed the week end with Brenda and I praying the Lord's prayer.
It is with inexpressible thanks and joy to be welcomed into the community of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and to experientially enjoy the abundant life a relationship with God offers.