Good Folks, it is Friday, September 2, 2016. Labor Day is this coming Monday, with the church office closed and the order of the day is barbeque with all the trimmings.
Last week, Edna and I celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary. I thank God for giving her patience beyond measure and understanding. She is the one deserving of all accolades in our relationship. The week prior, we took off four days and four nights for “Rest & Relaxation at a Bed & Breakfast” (R&R @ B&B) place in the megalopolis of Pittsburg, Texas. (Lavender Mermaid Farm) The agenda for our time together was: turn off the phone alarm normally set for 5:00A.M.; get in the car then decide where you want to go; take a nap if you have the urge; buy an antique or a piece of pottery that will bring memories of this moment; go to a local winery (Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards) and just enjoy the moment. And why not? We earned the moment and indulgence.
I have found fascination in birds chirping, hummingbirds flying, a spider weaving its web, fireflies and the “fire” of the moment, a group of feral hogs crossing the road, rabbits scurrying in front of you and the abundance of all kinds of life everywhere if you stay still long enough, quiet enough, to see, smell and hear. Yes, you are in the country and folks shoot their guns and hope that the bullet lands on their property and not yours. Lest I forget, it gets dark when there are no city lights around and your range of sight is how far the porch light bulb lights the area.
I believe that couples should write into their marriage vows that there would be some scheduled time for some “R&R @ B&B.” Renewal and reassurance, coupled with rest and more rest are really good things.
The weather was overcast most days. I was looking forward to seeing the stars uninterrupted by other lights close by. It is good to have your breakfast brought to you, then eaten on the porch. The morning air was cool, nice and refreshing.
You have heard me say in these epistles that we should always look for the sacred. I am forever reminded of the creation narrative, for God continues to create, even in B&B @ R&R moments. Thank God.
Blessings from Duncanville, Pastor Frank