Saturday started out as a lazy day but then ended with a fun day at the "lake". Farmers Lake to be exact. A spring fed pond they concreted. It's not one of our favorites b/c of the concrete and you have to pay but in this case, John's work paid for us as they were having a company picnic there.
The weather was overcast and a tad too chilly for ME to go swimming, but McKayla jumped right in and then of course wanted Daddy to join her. I stayed nice and warm and watched all the fun they were having from the shoreline.
I even managed to catch a video of McKayla "jumping" off the diving board. ;-)
After swimming, we headed to the pavilion where they had hamburges and hotdogs, with all the fixins', slaw and chips and two yummy deserts to chose from.
On Sunday, we had our usual early morning sermon. Once again, I have my notes and whether or not they make any sense to you, I still like to share. :-)
We read from Luke 8:22-26
22Now it happened, on a certain day, that He got into a boat with His disciples. And He said to them, "Let us cross over the other side* of the lake". And they launched out.
23But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy.
24And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm.
25But He said unto them, "Where is you faith?"
And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, "Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!"
26Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.
If the object of your faith is inefficient the outcome of your faith will be inadequate.
1. Where is your faith?
Life. Faith in Life. Refer to Luke 8:24
2, Where should it be?
A faith based life - A constant state of conscious dependence.
Why do I need a constant......
1. I can't discern the danger that surrounds me.
2. I can't endure the crosses.
3. I can't escape the mortality that pursues me.
When feeling overwhelmed with what life throws at me, remember: This ship will not sink, this storm will not last. Just as it did for the disciples with Him.
*the other side - always, in scripture, means Eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.
My thoughts may be jumbled but they work for me and I hope they'll work for you too. :-D
After service, we came home and had a lazy afternoon until Awana's class. Yesterday's theme was camo, so McKayla wore her pink, grey and white camo pants with her pink t-shirt. She ALSO completely recited her Bible Verse (John 3:16) and was awarded her vest AND her new book for Awana's! Yay McKayla
So there's the end of my Weekend Wrap-Up. Hope you enjoyed! And did you notice my new graphic? My most amazing, wonderful, stupendous Mom made it for me PLUS one for each season! Check them out!
You rock Mom! Love ya bunches! (and not b/c of the graphics, just cuz LOL)