Archive for July 25, 2007

The rain didn’t cooperate and we had to end our painting of the house exterior early today.  I got a coat of primer up.  Tomorrow morning we begin with the actual paint.  I was hoping to do primer and one coat today.  Oh well.

Dub and Fran, my in-laws, are helping.  They are both pushing 70 years old (I hope they don’t mind that I just blogged that to the world), but they have the work ethic and energy of 25 year olds!  It is very impressive.  I’m not sure what I would do if they weren’t here.  On Monday night our sewer line out to the main city sewer backed up (tree roots) and our downstairs bathroom overflowed.  And NOT like overflowed with clean toilet water (if there is such a thing) but some pretty nasty sewage!!!  I FREAKED (OCD kicking in big time) running around the house like a panic-stricken dog in a thunder storm!  The plumbers came out at 11:30 p.m. and didn’t leave until 1:30 a.m.  And then, my mother-in-law cleaned the mess!!!  Can you believe that?!?  I told everyone at our staff meeting on Tuesday that I bet at night my in-laws get in bed and say to each other, “Our daughter really could have done s0 MUCH better!!”

I’m sitting at Martin’s Supermarket (thanks to the rain) working on a new message series that will begin the Sunday after Labor Day weekend (September 9th).  It is titled, “Inked:  Leaving Your Permanent Mark.”  We are taking the TLC show, Miami Ink, and using it for Miami St. Inked (our church is right off Miami Street).  We are going to talk about the kind of permanent mark or legacy we are leaving behind for our children, our families, our friends, and the world.  I have to say that I am MORE excited about this series than any series I have preached in the ten years I have been at the Living Stones Church!!!  You’ll hear a lot more about this in the near future!!!  Very fun!!

P.S.  Miranda Mayes went home today!!  Hallelujah!