It seems like only yesterday that it was the 4th of July and Memorial Day was the day before yesterday. The summer went by all too quickly. Now we are going into the third week of school, Alabama has won it's first game, and Big Brother is coming to an end. Even the days are getting shorter. It must be the end of summer!
So, our family will celebrate Labor Day tomorrow. I will probably cook something on the grill tomorrow, but don't know what that will be as I'm writing this post. Patti has made a chocolate chip cake, so I know the dessert that is on the menu. Whatever it ends up being, it will be good.
Jared and his family will be here and if Steve and Miranda stop by on their way back to Lake Jackson, we'll have the Corns with us too. It is Miranda's birthday. If we don't celebrate it tomorrow, maybe we will celebrate it next weekend.
On Tuesday it will be back to the school and church schedule. I don't think we will have another break until Thanksgiving. By then we will know if Alabama is going to the SEC Championship and if Pearland H.S. is in the state playoffs. It will all be about football this Fall. Not really, but that is what some people think. That is what some people live for during the Fall. There really is more to life than football. I'm watching Friday Night Lights for the umpteen time. They think it's all about football.
Next month our church has set aside about a week in early October. We are going to have what we're calling a Thirst Conference. A team of 28 is coming in to spend at least four days with us. We have a tendency to "substitute" in our Christian lives and that is the main cause of dryness in the Christian's life. We see how otherwise good things, such as work, hobbies, entertainment and food, become substitutions for our main source of fulfillment and joy, the source of living water,, Jesus Christ. These should be life-changing days throughout our congregation. It will be the highlight of 2009.
You can see that this Fall will be a busy time, but a profitable time. I hope your future is just as bright!