Monday, October 31, 2016

#42 Weekend Woundup and Weview

This ended up being a long post but the one redeeming quality is lots of pictures. Let us get started. On your mark, get ready, go!

To properly wrap up the weekend, we need to go all the way back to our first evening home which was Wednesday. We arrived home after 2:00 PM and Dad was waiting for us at the barn. Once we were parked, we slipped down to Acapulco for a little "welcome home salsa." The salsa was good enough to drink and spending time with Dad capped it off perfectly.

Bro. Jimmy Millikin was in revival this week a few miles away at Corwin and we knew that Wednesday would probably be our only night to attend. We had a great service and enjoyed being with the Millikins very much.

On Thursday the first thing on the agenda was moving all the tent stuff from Bro. Jimmie's trailer, sorting through it all and then packing it away in our tent trailer. Bro. Jimmie Radcliffe, Bro. Jimmy Millikin, Kelly Jo and I worked several hours to get it all completed.

Of course, we had to throw in a little salsa for good measure.

Thursday night we went to Dryden Rd. It was very good to be back home and to hear Bro. Bennie preach.

Friday was more work with a pause for a Birthday lunch for Miss Carli Rose Millikin at Acapulco.

Then Kelly Jo and I plunged into catching up on ministry and personal book work. We worked several hours Friday evening and late into the night. We did pause for a little more salsa.

I finished up the remaining book work Saturday morning and that catches us up for a little while.

Saturday at 11:00 AM we all gathered with family and friends at Dad's barn for a big home cooked breakfast. Steve and Karen's son Isaac is going into the military this week and he requested a big breakfast as his going away celebration. I must say I am glad we were home to participate. It was wonderful!

Saturday evening I walked over to the fellowship hall at Dodd's Church for a few minutes. They were having a 90th Birthday party for Bro. John Coffman. Bro. John has attended Dodds all of my life and had a big influence on me as a kid. He was my Royal Ranger teacher on Monday nights and he was a lot of fun.

He and his wife, Sis. Margie are great folks and it was an honor to attend his special day.

Another project Saturday was repairing the fence out front. It was hit by a neighbor riding a dirt bike the other day and a post broke and a few horizontal boards. 

Dad had saved the posts when he removed the long north/south fence for me right after we purchased this place.We used one of the old posts and a few new cedar boards to repair it. It was an easy repair with Bro. Jimmie on the job.

We will let the cedar boards season some and then paint them to match.

Sunday morning we preached at our home church, Dryden Rd. Pentecostal Church. 

It was wonderful to be there and enjoy the presence of the Lord both services Sunday. We love being home and each time are with our home church we are reminded of exactly why we chose this church many, many years ago.

God has used our Pastor and these precious people to guide us, help us and strengthen us along the way at very strategic times in our lives. He is still using them for His purposes and we are thankful for it. We are still very glad to be a part of Dryden Rd. Pentecostal Church.

That pretty much wraps up our weekend of activities. It was a super great weekend. This morning we start a new project at the Lazy OD Ranch and we will let you know more about that as the week and the work progresses.

Thank you for reading.