Last week was full of surprise and activity. That makes for an interesting time and keeps things moving; though sometimes it would be nice for things to slow down a bit.
One thing I like about Monday is that it is a new beginning. The start of a new week. It is a time for reflection for me, and I pray for others as well. Of course I get up early almost every morning, and by early I do not mean 6:00 a.m. I mean more like 3:30 a.m. I enjoy that time of day. There are no interruptions while I read, pray and write. It is probably one of the most productive times of my day.
I know that everyone cannot enjoy a 3:30 a.m. getting up time; but you miss so much if you are not up, at least before the sun starts to rise over the horizon. It is a beautiful sight to behold. The glory of the creation of our God and Savior.
Enjoy the day whatever time your getting up time is. I pray you will meet God somewhere within the day. A time when you know you have encountered Him, and enjoy Him, and love Him forever; because He first loved us.
It is Saturday again. They come around once a week; and most of us are glad they do. They do for the living anyway. It probably does not matter for those who have gone into eternity.
I just checked my online weather forecast for Cassville, MO. and there appears to be no rain in sight; and an expected high of 94. Yesterday morning we had a low at our house of 51 degrees. That felt good compared to some of the morning temps we had a few weeks ago. As of this moment (6:23 a.m.) the low for today is 57 degrees. Though I do like Summer and its heat I think I am enjoying the relief of approaching Fall, and its cooler mornings and days.
Without any rain today I plan on finishing mowing the yard. I have an acre or so to mow in the back. It is amazing how good a yard looks after it is mowed. I have heard some make comments like. “Why keep your yard mowed when you live back where no one can see it?” Well! My answer for that is, “I see it”. I like a well trimmed yard; and my is a long way from well trimmed, but I am working toward that.
Today is also a day when I look forward to being in church and worship with the people of our local church. My prayer is that the Lord give me the words for the sermon that will glorify Him; and work by the power of the Holy Spirit to draw every listener to Him.
As I write this morning the sun is starting to rise over the Eastern hills. The banks of Flat Creek are still in a bit of darkness; but the light is beginning to appear.
From the banks of Flat Creek.
My wife and I have just returned from four days at Children’s Camp. The camp took place near Mt. Vernon, MO at the Baptist Hill Assembly. We served as camp cooks feeding a little more than 200 people children and adults each meal; three meals per day.
We don’t deal with teaspoons and tablespoon measurements; it’s more like in pounds and gallons. We served gravy with mashed potatoes and ham, gravy with mashed potatoes and chicken; and sausage gravy and biscuits one morning. It was my task to prepare the gravy. About 18 gallons of gravy was prepared in total.
Yesterday morning 6/30/11 we prepared about 35 – 40 pounds of pancake mix. There were about 10 of us working the kitchen, cafeteria; fixing drinks, preparing burgers, and cooking meat. We had a generous donor who donated over 500 pounds of Longhorn beef for the burgers and spaghetti. That’s great meat. That’s also a very generous donor and wife.
There were several professions of faith in Christ too. For that we are thankful, and blessed to have been a part of the work of God on Baptist Hill.
I was tired upon arriving home; but I took a walk with my dog, down to the creek and about. That was relaxing, and allowed me to stretch a bit. My back hurts a bit, but I am blessed.