Hey, everybody. Hope your week has been good. All is well at the Cottrell house. Remember how I talked last week about how since all of the kids are in school now, I feel like all these missing hours were poured back into my days? Well...a friend of mine yesterday told me that it was kind of like buying a new house. You have all this new space, and you think you will never fill it all up. But after living there for a couple of months, you realize that you filled it up without even noticing.
That's what has happened to my days. Mostly. But it's all good. Today I never actually left the house after taking the kids to school...until 4:00. That is some kind of record for me. I cleaned my office...and actually found my way to the surface of my desk. Rock on.
Thanks for your prayers for Levi. He is back to normal. His neck is not swollen anymore. The doctors don't really know exactly what it was, but they have watched it and are still watching it carefully, and are not alarmed. And he is pretty much fully recovered from his surgery. Occasionally he will say, "Daddy! Don't squeeze me so tight! My STITCHES!" But I think he is just tired of my squeezes...and not so much in any squeeze pain.
All you middle Tennessee friends...I have a concert in Mt. Juliet this Sunday night, September 21, at Gladeville Baptist Church at 7pm. Their awesome choir and band will be joining Julie, Angela, Seth and myself for a night of worship. This is a worshipping church, and we can't wait for Sunday night. The concert is free. I hope you will join us.
We are heading to Billings, Montana in the morning. We have a Living Proof Live event there this Friday and Saturday. I am going in a day early to do some local ministry. We would all appreciate your prayers for this busy weekend.
That's all for now. I hope to write more in the next day or two about the exciting thing that's going on here. Take care!