Hey, friends. I hope you are having a great week. Thanks for your grace while I took a little unplanned blog break. After our fun weekend in San Antonio...WHEW! I was tired. It was an awesome Living Proof Live, followed by 3 services at Oak Hills Church the same weekend (their pastor is some guy named Max).
I came home to find the last week of work on the Christmas project staring me down. We finished everything up (finally) after more than 6 months of hard work. Woo hoo! It's done! When I finally did the last bit of listening and deciding and scoping and wringing of hands, I felt like I was walking on air. I am so happy to be done...and what a joy it was to make. Now, if I can just persuade a few people to purchase it...
Last week was also the first week that all of our kids were in school. And by first week I mean the first week in ELEVEN YEARS that all of our kids are in school every day of the week. It's been quite an adjustment these past few days...especially after our home schooling stint last year (which we loved, by the way). But can I just say that with them in school, and with my project being finished, I feel like the Lord has just opened up the heavens and poured HOURS back into my days. I am LOVING it. Nobody in the house for a few hours but us. I keep telling Angela we could do naked cartwheels if we wanted (she hasn't fallen for that suggestion just yet). I actually got some much needed office work done today, plus I got my cell phone AND my computer fixed. And I bought a birthday present. HOURS, people. I got HOURS back.
Our baby is in kindergarten. Too much. I don't really want to talk about that. I'm just sayin.'
Speaking of my baby, would you please pray for him (Levi) this Friday? He is having some minor outpatient surgery (he has a hernia). I will be out of town. WAAAHHHH. The surgery was planned for later. But the doctor called and had an opening this Friday...and since Levi has had some abdominal pain from the hernia, we decided to get it taken care of as quickly as possible. Thank you for praying for him.
Before I arrive in Las Vegas for Deeper Still this Friday, I am heading to Houston on Thursday. My mentor (I call him my "worship daddy") Dick Hill's wife, Dot, passed away on Sunday, after a long bout with a terrible muscle disease. Her service is this Thursday. Please pray for Dick and his two daughters, Ashley and Ally and their families.
Dot was the most gracious person I have ever known...even in the midst of horrific circumstances. What a legacy she leaves. Heaven is lucky to have her.
I gotta go watch tennis. I hope you all have a great rest of the week. I will be back soon!