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Mirror and Community

Mirror and Community

a few thoughts on HomeGroups and announcements about Bible studies and upcoming events with The Chapel

The other day I woke up early, like really early, grabbed my glasses on the night stand, stumbled into the bathroom, and turned on the light.  A few of the bulbs seemed to be out because it was surprisingly dark.  As I turned on another light I could feel how out of it I was.  

I went to bed late, didn’t sleep well, tossed and turned and woke up earlier than normal.  I could not seem to focus, I could not seem to see well, and I felt entirely out of sorts.  

As I clumsily got what I needed out of the bathroom and started to throw on clothes, I looked in the mirror and I realized the problem.  

A New Season

A New Season

It seems as though the transition from summer to fall is the most mixed bag of feelings of all the seasons.

In fall to winter, it seems like people are generally excited about holidays and cooler weather.

In winter to spring, it seems like people are generally excited about warmer weather and longer days.

In spring to summer, it seems like people are excited about travel and time off.

But summer to fall seems different.

I was visiting with someone in the beach service industry and they said,

“only 2 weeks left, we got this!”

My kids are saying,

“only 2 weeks left, I hate this!”

And parents across the country are thinking,

“only 2 weeks left, was there something I was supposed to do to prepare for this school year?”

Lifeguard

Lifeguard

When I was in high school, I was a lifeguard.  I worked at both a local neighborhood pool and a rec center pool at a community college.  Now, I’m not going to say I was a great lifeguard…mostly because that would be a lie.  But I did look good in my official lifeguard uniform and I could swing a whistle around my finger with the best of them.  

Understanding

Understanding

Our puppy Brittany had surgery recently.  This little 6 month old dog is supposed to wear a cone around her neck for 14 days and not do any jumping, stretching, and playing.  

I don’t think she is understanding the instructions from the doctor.  

What I Notice.

What I Notice.

I recently started working out again. I go through seasons of running or working out regularly and then I take breaks. I have lots of good excuses I tell myself in those seasons of not being as active…but that’s really all they are…just excuses. Other things take my time and attention, things that I think are priority float to the top of my to do list and caring for my health takes a back seat.