Sunday, September 04, 2016
Today has proven to be a much better day than yesterday and I'm very happy about that. Yesterday strained my patience muscle! I realize that I have so many things to be grateful and also that there are people out there who have real problems - but all those little things hitting at the same time took it's toll.
Tom and I went to church this morning - not something we have been doing on a regular basis. I was raised Lutheran, he Catholic. We are members of a Lutheran church up here but the people are rather stiff, the services pretty much the same week to week, and they don't have many opportunities for people like us beyond Sunday mornings. I have attended a few of the Women's Bible Studies offered that I have really enjoyed. Everyone is so friendly and caring - a little bit like the Spark community. I believe it's base beliefs are Baptist but having never gone to a true Baptist church I have no idea how closely tied they are. I do know that this church (Grace Fellowship) is connected to the church my daughter's family attend in Roanoke (City Lights).
We decided to go to the later service, another first for us. We get up early enough to make the first service but we do have our routines in the morning - for me it's getting my Daisy walk in first thing. They introduced a new worship pastor this morning and I thought; my goodness, pastors these days have to be able to sing, play the guitar, jump around and have a ton of enthusiasm! It was more entertaining than a concert. The youth pastor did a video announcement of upcoming events - another person with more energy than I have seen in forever. The message was delivered by a gentleman who immigrated here from Nigeria several years ago, graduated from the University of Minnesota, who works as an outreach elder with this church - he was amazing. I think it's fair to say we'll try it again!
We had lunch and then Daisy and I went out to weed the herb garden. Honestly, in the past 4 days I have pulled at least 9 laundry baskets full of weeds. How is it possible that the weeds are thriving when the plants aren't doing all that well? I did get to see a cute little caterpillar but when I went back to take a photo I couldn't find it. There are storms coming, you can feel it in the air. It's getting humid again and the mosquitos are out full force. I'm done for today and wouldn't be too disappointed if it rained tomorrow so I couldn't go out again - but actually, I probably will give myself a day off. I've gotten a lot of the outside work done
I hope everyone is having a great Sunday today and that you are finding ways to care for yourself today!