Dispatch sent Rick to Lubbock for a load going to Morningstar in Sulphur Springs. He got to the house last night about 11 p.m.
Decided to take today off - told dispatch that he would call back in this afternoon about tomorrow.
Rick and his dad have gone to town to take care of a few errands that have been needing to be done.
I decided to take today off, too :-). Little to no work ... just spending most of the day in stillness and quietness. Reading some, working on the websites some, gonna work on some of my pictures. (Still trying to find that ONE best photo online album ...sigh.)
Chris, Mandy and the kids are on the road to Colorado for a couple of weeks. Praying for traveling mercies to them. And that they will have an awesome time together on the road and while there. Also praying that God will grant them wisdom and direction for some choices and decisions that will be made in the coming days/weeks.
Sure am missing my son and his family! Wanting some quality (and quantity) time with them!!! A time not rushed. A time to just sit back, laugh, love and relax together. Sigh.
Our pastor has decided to step down from being pastor. We may not agree - but, we do support him. He and his wife and kids are dear and precious to our hearts and spirits. We may not have been at church every service since he has been there - because of Rick's work mostly - but, our hearts have been there.
We trust that he is seeking God's will and direction in every way. Knowing that he is.
...Of course, there are rumors that abound at times like this. People need to PRAY for him and his family more than they talk to one another about it all. Good grief!
...We never heard Pastor preach anything that was unscriptural. Not to say that we always "liked" what we heard ... but then, do you always "like" it when you get a whipping? I didn't "like" getting my butt busted when I was a kid growing up, and I don't "like" it now from God - but then, that is a parent's way to discipline. In love, with grace and mercy. And besides - it was never Pastor that did the whipping! If we got whipped while he was preaching - it was God doing the correction! So, if we have a problem with being corrected, we need to take that up with God ... not with our Pastor!
Andy Griffith earned his wings this week. "Mayberry" will never again be the same. Our country has lost a national treasure.
Someone said that we need a life more like "Mayberry" ... and we certainly do!
A life that is full of love and hope and honor and respect.
A life that is lived and enjoyed at work, school, church, taking a walk to the local fishing hole, or sitting on the front porch sipping a glass of tea.
We are in too much of a hurry now. Our world revolves around "faster, faster, faster" - from speed limits that have recently been increased, the 4-G Internet now, movies on demand, microwaves that cook in "an instant", cars that are touted to go from 0-60 in 3 seconds ...
When and why did we get in such a hurry? What is so wrong with just taking a deep breath and slowing down?
When was the last time you just sat down with someone and told a few stories and just laughed a few hours away??? Forgot to even check your email? Oops, didn't answer that text? Let voicemail get the message?
Jesus said that as Christians we were to be "in" this world, but not "of" this world.
What does that mean? And how do we live "IN" but not "OF"?
I need to think about this ... and pray about it ... hope you will do the same.