Sunday, December 2, 2018
Yesterday we had a busy day and didn’t get back until about 11:00 pm so, sorry no blog last night. We started Saturday by making breakfast for Dave and Carol. They gave us some cinnamon apple brioche. So we made cinnamon apple brioche eggnog french toast and had Carol and Dave over for breakfast. We had been hunting the brioche and they found a loaf while shopping the other day and brought it to us. It made good french toast. Thanks, Dave and Carol.
After breakfast we took care of some business and then went to the gym. (Needed after the French toast breakfast.) We are really trying to get more faithful with our exercise. We got good exercise five days last week and over 10,000 steps 6 days. Sometimes we are just too tired when we get home from work to go to the gym but we are trying. It is certainly easier if we can hike/walk from where we are camping but the area of Lumberton where we are parked has no sidewalks.
Last night the entire team went to see the play “Christmas Cactus” at Theater Now in Wilmington. Wilmington is about 1.5 hours from Lumberton and it rained the entire drive there and back. Hard drive. However, the dinner theater was worth the drive. The food was good, as was the acting. “Christmas Cactus” is a comedy murder mystery. There was lots of laughter during the play and good conversation for dinner. As usual, when NOMADS are doing things together, we were having fun.
Today, it was still raining when we got up this morning. And the temperature was already above 60. It was cloudy until about noon but then we had some sunshine this afternoon. However, we will probably have more rain overnight. It sure is wet around here. Unfortunately, the Lumber River never dropped below flood stage and now is again rising. They expect it to continue to rise until about noon Wednesday.
The team went back to Chestnut Street UMC for church today where the sanctuary was fully decorated for Christmas. The Chrismon tree was lit during the service along with the hanging of the greens. There was also the lighting of the advent candles. The hand bell choir also performed today. It was all very good. Pastor Herbert brought us a wonderful message of hope from Jeremiah 33:14-16. We only have one more week to worship at Chestnut Street and we will miss this welcoming community of believers when we leave. But we will also be glad to have a few weeks at our home church before we start our 2019 mission projects.
Thank you, Barry and Donna for getting the Pine Mountain Star turned on today. We missed being there to work on it. (Click here to see last year’s blog post about the Star.)
This afternoon we returned to the gym. Rested. Welcomed Mike and Lee back for another week and watched another Christmas movie. It was a good day. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.