We overslept this morning. Not too late to make it for class and church. I look forward to the class I teach now on Sunday mornings, those girls have me. Anyway, I have been sort of picking and choosing what to teach each week… not following the schedule set. Today I pulled out a lesson not really knowing what it was about but it seemed right for the day. One of the girls mentioned she is “dating” an 18 year old guy. She is 14. I talked to them about making good choices as long as I thought they were hearing me and then moved on. I hope she heard me. I’ve been noticing the last several Sunday’s that our class lesson flows into church perfectly. Usually the same message is preached. It’s actually pretty cool! Anyway, today when we started going over our lesson I realized how perfect it was for the day. It was about choosing your friends, and about how people influence you. Our memory verse was Joshua 24:15… “As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” I took card stock in different sizes and magnet tape, lots of markers and we made magnets with our memory verse. The material suggested writing things down on a piece of paper that seem to interfere with your relationship with God. The girls all wrote their lists, mostly including television and music. (The 14 year old girl wrote the initials of the older boyfriend)… Then we all silently prayed to God that we would not let these things influence us. The next step was to tear the pages up and throw them away.
When church services started the message was identical to our class lesson. All about choosing the people we are around, and influences. The scripture brought up on the screen was Joshua 24:15. The girls turned around and smiled at me. It’s neat how God helps us out. Really neat.
After church I made a pot of chili and decided to lie down for 15 minutes. Just a cat nap. Three hours later, time for night church… I woke up! yikes! So much for the trip to Lowes, Sams, and the grocery store. I guess no pool maintenance or laundry. I didn’t need to finish up in the kitchen and brush the dog. As much as I love to sleep, I couldn’t help feeling like I wasted a lot of valuable time.
We went to church and watched the kids perform their songs from vbs. We took Izzy. She was a little cranky… We left church and hurried to Mom and Dad’s house for my SIL Terri’s birthday party. Mike cooked a delicious ham and dad grilled fresh corn. They had chocolate lush and watermelon, cherry lime aid sherbet and baked beans. It was all really good!
After I came home and got Izzy to bed, Matt ran with me to my gangsta Wal-mart. After all the craziness there it was nice to have a partner :)… We got the fruit and healthy stuff he had on his list and of course a lot of stuff we didn’t have on any list… like those crazy high priced lightbulbs he insists on buying now and a flea collar for pup-wup (I shaved him yesterday 🙂 )… lotion and ibuprophen. You know, the fun stuff?
Hopefully this week will be productive, more productive than my Sunday spent sleeping… I have big plans for this week, including a major redo of Emelia’s room that I have put off and put off. Oh I dread it. Anyway, that’s all. Goodnight.