Monday, November 14, 2011

A Restful Sunday...and Then the Whirlwind!

Yesterday was a very nice Sunday, a combination of work, rest, fellowship and evaluation of the week past. The morning was taken up with teaching a Sunday School class and then preaching on Galatians 2. In the afternoon, we had lunch and watched an unexpected victory for the Denver Broncos.

But in the late afternoon and evening, we set up a card table in the front room, spilled out the pieces to a Christmas jigsaw puzzle (shown here), put on the first Christmas music of the season and got after it. We spent a few pleasant, entertaining hours on the project -- hours in which we also enjoyed the music, conversation with one another and conversations (via speaker phone) with family members in Colorado and California. We hope to finish the puzzle up tonight if we get time.

But time is going to be an expensive premium for us this week because on the schedule is blogging every day, sending out our November LifeSharer letter, sending out letters to pastors regarding Vital Signs letter-writing parties, a Nebraskans Against Planned Parenthood planning meeting in Lincoln, other correspondence, preparing next week's Sunday School class and sermon...and 4 (count 'em, 4) presentations of "When Swing Was King!"

Oh yeah; somewhere along the way, we've got to read the 800-plus pages of Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers before our weekend bed and breakfast getaway with our literary club buddies!

Hmm. Maybe that puzzle won't get finished until next Sunday.