Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role. If we did, we'd probably go around bragging that we'd done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Ephesians 2:7-10 The Message

Friday, July 10, 2009

Time Flies...

A lot has been happening since I posted last. I didn't realize it had been that long. We finished VBS with a great closing Friday night. The kids brought $170 for their Missions offering and all got to "Cream the Pastor." Butch is such a good sport to go along with me on these things. It gives the kids great incentive to bring money for missions!

We took our kids camping the Monday - Wednesday before the 4th of July. We went to Tahk Lahk Lake, on the NE side of Mt Adams. It was beautiful up there. Not very many camping yet and still some snow left in the campground. We couldn't get to the higher campgrounds yet. It was a nice, relaxing time.

We had a BBQ at our house on the 3rd of July and invited anybody who wanted to come. We had about 30 people show up. It was a great time of fellowship. We'll do it again before summer is through.

We met with those who had been or would like to be involved in the Worship team. It was a good meeting. We practiced yesterday with the piano player and it went very well. It would be nice to have at least one other person to sing, we'll get there! I've come a long way in the last three years but it's nice to have someone else to hit some of those higher notes!
I was able to get my hair cut today. I found a gal in Trout Lake which isn't far from here. She did a great job. I told her she passed the test and I'll be back:) I do miss April but Sumner is kind of a ways to go to get my hair cut!
Here are some pictures from our camping trip.
Langfield Falls, just out of Trout Lake

Spencer will shuck corn, but he won't eat it.
Sitting around the campfire
Mt. Adams reflected in Tahk Lahk Lake, late afternoon
Same view as the sun sets

Waterfall on a bend in road 23, on the way home

We'd have a great family picture if Butch would smile:)

1 comment:

This and That said...

Some beautiful scenery! We've got to get ourselves down your way soon!