It gives me so much joy having the Detroit Tigers live on TV once again (finally) that I really want to write about them. In fact, I wanted to last week, just in anticipation of the season opener. Then, on Monday afternoon as I drove home, the owner of Harry’s (next to the LCA) was being interviewed on the radio, and I almost suggested to Monica that we drive downtown for the home opener. The only thing about the empty stadium that bothers me is that I will not be able to get into Comerica for any games this year. I truly have the itch.
We are excited to let you know that we will are having a Virtual VBS this year! The theme: rainforest exploration! In our Virtual VBS, our wonderful volunteers lead lessons and activities through videos. Each video is posted in the Facebook Group: St. Thomas VBS 2020. Like last year, we wanted to make sure VBS was an experience that lasted more than just 1 week and we’re excited to tell you it will last for 5 weeks (July 19 – August 16) with a new lesson every Sunday. Kids can join whenever they would like to during the span of this year’s VBS!
Due to Covid 19 we will NOT be hosting our week in our building. The guests are staying at a hotel near the MCREST office. We will still be providing meals, toiletries and laundry supplies to the guests by delivering them to the MCREST office. These items will still be brought to STL, and will be taken to the MCREST office as needed.
After two of what felt like the laziest weeks ever in my life, things are now accelerating at breakneck speed. I wake up Monday morning, and before I know it, I look at my watch and it is Wednesday afternoon – and I still haven’t completed what I hoped to finish before Tuesday! Thankfully, quiet evenings and sleep filled nights continue to be the norm, though there is a tugging each evening to get one more item checked off the list.
It was 4:00 a.m. and a gentle breeze was flowing in through the window next to our bed. The rhythmic sound of the leaves stirring in the treetops accompanied the breeze. I lay without covers for a few minutes, savoring the early morning refreshment, with no intent to rise for a few more hours. When I became chilled, I snuggled under the warm blankets, leaving one leg uncovered under the window as I slowly drifted back asleep. When I awoke the sound and the breeze were gone, and I was refreshed.
This past Sunday afternoon our 2.5-year-old granddaughter burned her hands. In a situation like that, what is the very first thing a person should do? If your answer is “attend to the wound” … “comfort the child” … “pray” … my reply would be a definite “YES”. If your answer is “find out how it happened” … “get angry” … “find someone to blame” … my reply would be an even more definite “NO”. In fact, most of that second list should not even be included on later things lists.