a. In retrospect, yesterday was the best day I've had since we've been in Texas. There was just so much about it that was right and made me feel like I was in the right place.
a. Today we went to a church in Garland, TX (ironically, Cetelia is from Garland, NC). This is the church we plan to join. While it was not our initial desire to join this church, its where we believe the Lord is leading our family. Enough said.
a. My trip to New Jersey was good. There were plenty of opportunities to catch up with old friends, encourage others in the faith, and meet new people.
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a. Today my sweet friend, Jill, was celebrated with a great service and celebration at her home.
a. Shock. Awe. Bewilderment. Overwhelm. Anxiety. Loneliness. Fear. Harried. All feelings of being unsettled we're climaxed this morning. In a nutshell, I rode the subway, wandered on the streets of New York, and somehow found the train to New Jersey. It was only 63 degrees, but my back was covered in sweat. Go ahead and say it - I'm a chump. lol
a. Today was full of highways, airports, a ridiculously expensive cab ride, and finally the Big Apple.
a. "Worry is misuse of your imagination" said the church sign I saw last night. This morning I looked at Isaiah 26:3: "You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you." Interestingly, the word "mind" in that verse means "imagination." Read the verse again using the word "imagination" in place of "mind."
a. My brother, Chris, called me today JUST so he could be in the brain dump. He said, "You talked to me today, so now I gotta be in the brain dump." My brother is so desperate for attention. lol
a. Nothing says "Texas" like passing cows on the side of the road - across the street from an apartment complex - as you head to church. Cetelia took this picture outside her window.
a. For the first time since I've been in Texas, I saw someone wearing a pair of cowboy boots. The only weird part is that the lady had them on with hospital scrubs. That was a new look for me.