Today DH was asked to preach – he tried to find other topics to preach on
but ended up preaching on “When the waters rise” basically he said that when
the tidal wave comes you need to already know how to swim. What you know
about and believe about God has to be enough when you are in trial. He used
the quote from CS Lewis “A Grief Observed” that we totally agreed with –
“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or
falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to SAY you
believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to
cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.
Wouldn’t you then first discover how much you really trusted it?. Only a
REAL risk tests the reality of a belief.”
After that our church had a picnic – lots of fun, heat and fun. Someone was
pretty sly and brought three kittens who needed new homes – sure hope it
worked – but I thought it was pretty nasty trick! LOL
The youth group auctioned off the outhouses they’ve been terrorizing the
church with – one went for $140 and the big “Two seater” went for $430!!!
PTL!! I guess people are going to use them as backyard conversation pieces
and playhouses! LOL
Came home – took our Sunday nap – and now trying to plan our school stuff
for the week – update the checkbook and write bills – and do laundry! Ugh!
It was a good weekend!