Sunday, May 22, 2011

Week of Rest, Part II


Some favorite things, continued:

  • discovering -- through a conversation with my sister-in-law -- that the old lady in the church that I mentioned in the post below was actually well into her 90's. Wow.
  • finding myself seriously planning ways to make one last doomed effort (at 41 years of age) to get my body back in shape.
  • wondering if maybe Harold Camping was right after all... maybe I have been in heaven since 6:00 pm on Saturday.
  • hearing and having conversations with little ones all day long. Like these, for instance: a three-year old toots, I look over at her, she sheepishly says, "My booty did that." ... or the six-year old who calls those hateful horseflies that swoop down to bite you at the pool, "horsebugs" ... or the group of siblings & cousins who were pretending to be a band when one of my kids (thinking of the praise band at church) takes control: "Okay, we need one drummer, 2 guitars, a fluter, a trumpet, and a singer..."
  • the jacuzzi attached to the swimming pool attached to the beach house attached to the beach attached to the ocean. Great Scott. I am not worthy.
  • reading an awesome book in the glorious Florida sunshine by the pool. 100 pages into The Prince of Tides & it's phenomenal. Love the story of how the Wingo family became Roman Catholics. Not that I would recommend that path to anyone, but whatastory. When the story gets too good to keep reading -- because one needs to think about what he just read -- one just jumps into the pool & joins the game of Marco Polo.
  • walking on the beach in the daytime: the fine sand, the waves, the shells, the kids exploring the beauty & wonder of creation... the fact that apparently we are THE ONLY PEOPLE at this beech this week! It's not just that it's uncrowded -- it's that there is no crowd. We basically have this entire beach to ourselves. No commercialization at all. They call this "The Forgotten Beach"... & it's true!
  • A visit from the owner of the beach house & her three seven-week-old Weimaraner puppies. I need one of these.
  • Playing Uno with my daughter & nieces. I always cheat at Uno. It's the only way to keep the game interesting. But I tell everyone I'm going to cheat & they can too... so it's fair. But if you're caught cheating, you have to draw three cards.
  • closing out the Lord's Day with the whole family out on the deck, singing hymns -- while watching the waves crash into the shore. Oh, the undiminishable wonder of our God... and the kicker is that his wonder will still be undiminishable 100,000,000 years into eternity.

5 comments:

  1. What a kick we are getting out of reading your blog this week! Glad you are having such a wonderful time! We bring you greetings from Sinclair Ferguson, who we worshipped with yesterday in SC!!! Love, Steve and Jean

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  2. Thank you, Steve & Jean! The week is going to end too quickly; I can feel it already. Glad you got to visit with your family & sit under the ministry of Pastor/Dr. Ferguson again. I need to get on their website & hear him sometime. I heard him once in seminary, and it was very memorable.

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  3. Awww, aren't they sweet to have a fluter! Heather

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  4. I'm glad you saw that! That was you.

    You're our favorite fluter!

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  5. I love when you are fluting Heather--its simply beautiful!

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