Well, I spent another weekend driving through the pouring rain! Praise God! I can tell you that we didn’t get as much rain as the folks living towards Dallas, but every drop is a blessing! We will be cutting grass in September and October instead of July. I think we can all live with that.
You might ask why I was driving in the rain again. Fact is the 7th grade went to Hurricane Harbor in Arlington. I loaded up Storm, William and Poppy bright and early Saturday morning. We had three young ladies scheduled to go but events in their home life kept them away. I called ahead and was told in spite of the rain, the park would be open. They only close for lightening. So four hours later we pulled in to the parking lot only to be told the park had just been closed! The boys were not pleased with the news let me tell you! I must admit, having psyched myself up for a day of rainy sliding, I too was disappointed. Since none of the guys had been to Chuck E Cheese’s hang out we headed there. After several hours of pizza and games, we hopped back in the van and headed for home. We have tickets that we can use in the next two weeks, but with this new weather pattern I’m not sure if we’ll get a chance to use them. I guess I’ll see what can be done on Monday. We did have a good time even if we didn’t get to swim!
Friday night was 5th quarter at the First Baptist Church. Pastor Barry tells me we had around 100 fans. The opposing team was invited but they opted to go home. They will never know what a great meal they missed. 5th quarter is an unusual event. Fans and players gather to eat a home made meal prepared by the ladies of the church and members of the booster club. We generally feed both teams since there are no open restaurants in the area. We had the best brisket tortillas you could put in your mouth. The side dishes were not to be sneezed at either! Great big bowls of guacamole, pico de gallo, rice and salad, rounded out the meal. No, that’s not quite true; I forgot the delicious dessert table; that rounded out the meal. Speaking of the booster club, have you seen the new tee-shirts? They are way cute! I have to say that a couple of them don’t appear to be Coyote colors even if they do say Coyotes on them. I have a bright pink one to wear, and I bought the neon yellow for my granddaughter. I hope everyone finds time to go by the wagon and support our team with a purchase. I think I’ll get my eldest daughter Tracy a long sleeved shirt. She is a long distance supporter, but a true blue fan!
Next week is 3rd Sunday. I’m not sure what they will be servingfor lunch, but I do now that everyone is welcome. Carol Bryant tells me there will be a play day on Saturday, starting at 5:00 p.m. They’ll have some great tasting burgers available and lots of family events. If we get rain, there may be a delay. Ladies Quilting and Bible study has resumed on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. We’re building a log cabin quilt this time and reading from, When Women Pray. The children’s ministry is on Monday. A van will pick up any students wanting to attend immediately after school. It sounds like a busy week, but don’t forget the community cantata. Practices are held Wednesday at the Christian Church, beginning at 6:30 p.m. We need as many voices as possible. So young or old, come on by and lift your voice in song!
George and Donna Hill are in Illinois attending George’s Dad’s funeral. They had just returned from a visit last week and had to turn around. Our thoughts are with them as they travel.
Susan Gossett has been in the Brownwood hospital the last few days. A bronchial problem degenerated into some major problems, but she is on the mend according to Floyd. Our prayers are with her for a speedy recovery. I know Floyd was worried about his lady. Our prayers are also with the families of Mrs. Patrick, (Brenda Roberd’s Mom) and Lillian Perkins. They will be missed by their loved ones and community.
Again, we have so many on the prayer list. Joey Soto will be going to Temple to look into some surgery options. He is fine for now. Elisa Draper, Velita Fay, Jerry Benton and many more in our little community are facing health challenges. Daniel Norris was involved in a ranching accident. I’m not sure of the details at this point. Praise God for the rain but we also need healing for the many in our midst. Everyone is important to us and to God.
Please pray for our country, our government and our wonderful troops. This is indeed a time of turmoil for our country. You can see that in the town hall meetings, the tea parties and the rallyheld in Washington.