Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Such a blessing to have another gorgeous day in Crystal River. Don’t know our official high today but the truck display indicated 82 this afternoon. It was definitely another t-shirt day. Feeling very blessed during this time to have sunshine rather than the gray dreary skies others are having this winter. It just makes us feel better.
Ruth and Mike brought us our devotion today. It was a good time of sharing where we shared some of our favorite verses of scripture. With Ash Wednesday approaching Ruth also shared some 2017 suggestions from Pope Francis that we might all want to consider during lent. Do you want to fast this Lent?
- Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
- Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
- Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
- Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
- Fast from worries and trust in God.
- Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
- Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
- Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.
- Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.
- Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
- Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.
Certainly somethings we could all consider. Thanks for sharing this Ruth. Then after reviewing our prayer list and joining in prayer we all went back to work.
Max, Lou and Rod headed back to the hurricane house which is located about 30 minutes away in Homosassa, FL. Max and Rod finished framing out the walls in the bathroom, reinstalled the light and then began on the plumbing. Lou continued to trace down electrical problems and reinstall more outlets. Good progress was made in the house today. Ruth was back to painting trim for the sanctuary and Karen and Janie began the installation of the vinyl on the stage. The ladies are making the sanctuary look nice. Bob and Mike continued to work on moving some accordion room dividers to another room. This has turned in to quite a project since the divider is very big. Anne, Carol, Elaine and Joanne returned to the wall project for a little recheck and then moved over to the chapel to work on removing brick and forming up for a concrete pad at the base of the steps. What everyone thought was going to be a really quick project turned into a lot more. All the interior brick were bedded down in sand and were easily removed. Then it was discovered the border bricks were actually two bricks high, on a concrete footing, and set in concrete. The ladies had to bring out the sledge hammer and the electric chisel. It was decided to leave the very outside border. That project will be continued tomorrow. It was a productive day. This is a really good team and we have really appreciated their support and concern for us. Hope you are having a good week.