Friday, January 27, 2012

It's the Walk for Life Weekend!

It's a busy weekend coming up but an exciting one. And to be ready for it requires a lot of work today. 

Claire had a doctor's appointment this morning and there was blogging to be done. But with these tasks completed, we now turn to the early part of the afternoon where Claire will be getting things ready for our participation at the Walk for Life down in Lincoln tomorrow morning. That means Claire getting together the material for a Vital Signs Ministries table AND baking cookies for the Nebraska Right to Life bake sale. Meanwhile, I'll be trying to get a few more chapters read in Jeff Shaara's WWII novel "The Final Storm" in order to be finished by our book club meeting Saturday night.

Then later this afternoon, we will head down to Brookstone Retirement Center to set things up for a 4 o'clock presentation of the January edition of "When Swing Was King."

Early tomorrow morning we will head down to Lincoln; pick up our niece Danni who wanted to come with us to the Walk for Life; go set up our literature table at the N.U. Student Union; and then walk up to the State Capitol building where the program gets underway promptly at 10 o'clock. There will be a few short speeches (almost always inspiring), a compelling ceremony where balloons representing the lives lost through abortion are released, and then the Walk for Life begins. Through the cordoned off streets of Lincoln (not very far really), we make our way back to the Student Union where the booths and bake sale tables are -- and where the incomparable Ryan Bomberger will address the gathering.

Come join us, won't you?

After the festivities end, we usually go out to dinner there in Lincoln with the people who come to the Walk from our Omaha church, Faith Bible Church. And, in recent years, that's been quite a gang. Sure, our church is a small one but when you get more than a third of the adult congregation to drive down to Lincoln for such an activity, then you know you've got quite a pro-life church!

I'm really honored to be part of such a team.

The rest of Saturday afternoon (not much is left after getting back to Omaha) will be spent in finishing the Shaara book and in preparing for Sunday's sermon on Galatians, Chapter 5. Then the Notting Hill Napoleons' book discussion Saturday night; church on Sunday morning; and a bit of relaxing "down time" after that.

That is, unless something else turns up!