Wednesday, November 17, 2021

And Moving Right Along (A VSM Update)

It has been quite a few days for us because along with all of our regular ministry activities for Vital Signs, we have been busy with mowing the lawn for the final time this year, mulching the fallen leaves, presenting several “When Swing Was King” shows, and taking advantage of an especially nice day to put up the Christmas lights.  We also had a splendid time at the church service we conduct every Sunday afternoon at Aksarben Village Senior Living (my sermon was on Philippians 1:22-27) complete with visiting over desert treats afterward.  Related to this ministry too is a couple of hospital visits.

But that’s not all.  We attended a showing of Oliver Goldsmith’s play, She Stoops to Conquer, at Concordia High School on Sunday night, one of the actors being a young friend who was with us on our climb up Mt. Bierstadt last July.  There were also the regular fellowship meetings on Tuesday (Dick, Sharon, & Allen) and Thursday mornings (Patrick & John) plus a “bonus coffee” on Monday with Gary Warrick to discuss Joel Rosenberg's Enemies and Allies, a remarkable book we had both recently read. Oh yes; there was the necessity of moving furniture around to make way for the carpet cleaner coming this afternoon and having a plumber come in and unclog a kitchen drain last night.

Anything else?  Yes, a bit.  Last Friday night I spoke at a chili supper gathering at a church in Fremont and on Monday afternoon we went shopping for soccer balls and hand pumps for our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. On Monday morning there were prayers and a public pro-life presence in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion business.And finally, there were letters written, books read, getting our weekly activity packet out to senior facilities, and the preparations made for this weekend’s getaway with our book club at the Prairie Creek Bed & Breakfast outside Lincoln. That will be a very pleasant respite and so we’re looking forward to it.