My friend Theresa and her husband Dennis are working at a children’s home in Cozumel, Mexico. Hurricane Dean when right through there 3 day’s ago. I emailed her last week and asked her if the hurricane was going to hit where she was and her response was:
“Yeah, looks that way right now…it is shifting some to the south but looks like it could be a direct hit. We are getting ready none the less. We have boarded up windows, moved a lot of furniture, and are getting the shelter ready at the church. We will be going to the church building tomorrow which is a hurricane refuge for the city and hang out there with a couple hundred people till it is over. Please be praying for us! WE will get back in touch when it is over and let everyone know how we are doing. I will be getting back into it after the storm.”
It’s been three days and I have yet to hear anything from Theresa. Please keep her and all those in Mexico in your prayers. If you get a chance drop by her blog and let her know you’re praying for her.
Lea and I are headed to Bristol, Tennessee this weekend for the NASCAR rases (insert redneck preacher’s joke here) with another couple from Childress. The other couple we’re going with attend at the Methodist church. Rickey asked me last week if we were going to try and convert him and his wife Angie while we were on this trip together. I told him we didn’t really want him, but we’d sure like to have his wife, Angie.
I’m really pumped about getting to spend some time away with Lea … without our kids. As you know, sometimes when you still have children at home, your wife plays the role of your children’s mother more often than she is plays the role of your wife. That’s why time away from your kids is extremely important in every marriage. There has to be a relationship outside your children. So, it’ll be good to spend some time with my wife this weekend and not my children’s mother.
Oh, and make sure you watch for me on television Saturday night, I’ll be sitting on the start/finish line with the big sign that reads “Real men love NASCAR.”
Sometimes it seems everything on my blog is very serious. Then there are times that everything is spiritual in nature. But for the past week it seems everything has been just the opposite. Every post this last week has seemed like it’s a cartoons, family news or not so serious stuff. Sorry about that. I hope that doesn’t bother you. I’ll get back to the “serious” stuff soon enough.
Since we’re talking about not-so-serious stuff lately, let me add that the other day I over heard a group of teenagers that were talking and one of them said, “did you know that I read that we only use 10% of our brains?” To which one of the others replied, “Wow, if we’re only using 10% of our brains now, can you imagine what we could do in this world if we just used the other 60%?” That made me laugh out loud.