Well...we have a skeleton plan...and I love that. It's just less hassle.
We called Ethan this morning. He is in Benton Harbor washing windows. I could hear him working with the squeegee as I listen to him talk. We talked about a good time to visit. Now if things were so detailed in our schedule, we would miss seeing his wife Stacey. We would have to juggle and postpone and call. I don't call that rest at all.
Keeping the schedule as open as possible allows for some creativity, some spontaneity. Nate walked over to Aunt Beth's house to see if he could fix her bathroom faucet. Nate and I sat on the couch and talked with her for awhile too. I love being able to visit with people and hear of what's happening in their lives.
Yesterday Nate's sister Esther stopped by after church and stayed all day. We talked of missions and family and politics. She forwarded us a few articles on the election. I read one lengthy article, but it was very informative from a reputable author. I will send it to you if you leave me your email in the guestbook section.
We hadn't seen Esther for months. It was good to catch up. Visiting like that makes for a better prayer life. I wonder how many other people we will visit with this week. I look forward to it.
We have a few more people to call today to visit later on our vacation.
We aren't going very far today. In a few minutes I am going out back to pick some black berries - enough to make a pie. I had picked quite a few in Kentucky for a few evenings and on a Saturday a few weeks ago. Blackberry season is over in Kentucky. I am happy to find them here so close.
Nate talked about driving to Grand Rapids one day this week to shop some thrift stores. We probably won't buy much of anything. We may stop by the radio station and visit Chris, who has been a friend since college days.
I leave you with a video. I've watched it twice so far since camp has been over. I do miss being able to see all the campers and the atmosphere. I hope you enjoy it too.
Yes, I am resting. It's a definite change from being out in the heat and humidity and not working/taking care of the animals for awhile.
For me travel and rest must go together. When I get home the schedule starts again.
Ecclesiastes 3:9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He hasmade everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.