Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Sunday Getaway

We took a break today and got off the campgrounds for the majority of the day.  Felt good.  Hubby is watching the St. Louis Cardinals against the Colorado Rockies at St. Louis ballgame right now, and I'm going to join him as soon as I finish this blog.  Having lived in St. Louis (hello to my Maryland Heights blog follower...drop me an email sometime!), for ten years, we still consider the Cardinals "our" team.  That team in Detroit hasn't caught our attention yet.  We enjoyed going to the games in St. Louis...that's one of the things I miss about not living there any longer.

So, last night we heard that Dr. Dobson was going to speak at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland.  We were there in time for the 9:15 a.m. service (left home at 7:20).  Large church...guessing it seats 4,000, and it was almost full, plus there was a second service. We enjoyed the worship, led by Melinda Priest, a daughter of some friends of ours, and the worship director at "Come to the Fire", an annual ladies weekend event for holiness women across the nation.  It was powerful music, full orchestra, huge choir.  We enjoyed hearing Dr. Dobson speak again.  He talked about leaving a legacy to our children, grandchildren, and beyond.  He talked about his own heritage.

After the morning service we drove around Saugatuck and Douglas, both touristy towns.  Then we headed cross country to my husband's parents place to visit them, after having lunch in Hastings.  We were back home by early evening, just in time for all the rains.  Chatted on the cottage porch with our Florida friends who are staying in the cottage for a couple of months, and now home to blog and watch a ball game.

Boys camp ended well, we had beautiful weather all week.  It's been a mild weekend, relaxing.  Windows are open instead of AC running.  This is Michigan at its best.  We have one more camp this week, a women's soccer team.  Then we head on into our big Labor Day weekend hoopla with the Nazarene Evangelists' Gathering, and many weekend guests throughout the fall season.  It's been a good summer over all!

Not much from my devotional journal, since I blogged on Wednesday, but here goes:

The Word for You Today

  • I have been crucified with Christ. (Gal 2:20)
  • Coming alive means dying to self
  • You can only bear fruit when you are willing to die

I Corinthians
  • But although being a 'know-it-all' makes us feel important, what is really needed to build the church is love.  If anyone thinks he knows all the answers, he is just showing his ignorance.  But the person who truly loves God is the one who is open to God's knowledge. (8:2-3)

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