Monday, April 2, 2018

Weekend Woundup and Weview 4/2/2018

I suppose we should start our weekend weport Thursday morning in Douglas, Georgia. We seriously considered leaving Douglas after church Wednesday night. By the time we were loaded and finished visiting friends, it did not seem like such a grand idea.

We decided to leave about 7:00 Thursday morning and actually pulled out 10 minutes ahead of schedule. The first 40 miles or so are on two lane roads but they are fine roads and we made good time. We turned north on I-75 and put the hammer down.

My plan was to hit Atlanta traffic in late morning and that is exactly how it turned out. We did have some slow areas and even a standstill area a time or two near downtown, but it was not too bad for Atlanta.

North of Atlanta we stopped at a rest area for a short meal and a Flying J to do the work of an evangelist. After that task was completed we finished the trip to my good friend, Jeff Rowe's shop. He is about 35 miles off of I-75 and it is a very nice drive. Who does not love east Tennessee?

We had traveled 403 miles in about 7 hours and 30 minutes. Not too bad in the bus, especially when it includes driving through Atlanta and a combined 75 miles of non-interstate to begin and end the day.

After the BoggsMobile was parked and I was checked in with Jeff, there was one big thing on the list of things to do. I was scheduled for a 90 minute nap! I did not quite make it 90 minutes but I tried!

Then we spent the rest of the evening getting caught up on ministry, house and personal bookwork. Our accounting seems like a full time job and I end up cramming the full time job into 2 or 3 long, long days or nights. It does feel good to get caught up though!

Friday we worked some more on book work and ministry correspondence. KJ and Odie spent some time in town while I worked on bus projects, read and prepared for our next revival. We also went to bed at a decent hour (decent for us) and slept like a log!

Saturday we moved out of the bus, set up our sound at Beechfork and enjoyed some time with Pastor Herman Woods and Sis. Margaret. These are two of our favorite people in the whole world and have been for over 30 years. I have probably mentioned it before, but Kelly Jo and I met the Woods 7 days after we married. We loved them from the first moment.

Later Saturday evening my brother Steve and his wife Karen arrived to see us in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. We did not know they were coming until earlier Saturday and we were thrilled to spend some time with them.

They went to church with us Sunday morning and the folks at Beechfork loved them like I knew they would! We absolutely love preaching at Beechfork and visiting with our friends. Adding Steve and Karen into the mix was the perfect recipe!

We had a great Easter service too! God blessed in the altar and touched lives. I am still rejoicing. They were not having church Sunday night so it seemed like no one was in a hurry. I am looking for three more wonderful services!

Rob was so embarrassed because he wore the same Easter hat that Kelly Jo wore.😀 He must learn to coordinate with others!

We had a great lunch with Bro. Herman, Sis. Margaret and Steve and Karen at Shoney's and then we went back to the hotel to get some rest. Sunday evening we took a relaxing drive with Steve and Karen showing them some of the country side. We ended up at Bro. Herman and Sis. Margaret's and went for another great meal Sunday night.

It was definitely a great day to cap off a great weekend. What can be better than great church services, great meals and great friends?

Thank you for stopping in today.


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