Monday morning. Monday morning after a full and very fun weekend. Actually, all of last week was fun.
On Thursday morning Peggy and I went to Living Proof to be a part of their Christmas breakfast for their volunteers. Mildred and Gertrude are usually complaining about volunteering but this time they wanted to volunteer at Living Proof, specifically. The thought was M&G would surely fit in if we just showed up and to add to it, neither Mildred or Gertrude recognized who Beth was. Great fun all the way around. Then we showed the group our version of getting ready for Christmas on a budget or how to do ministry on a budget. In all the years we have done Mildred and Gertrude, I don't think Beth had ever seen our gingerbread house, turkey and nativity cookies routine. I also enjoyed our time there because I got to see friends that I don't see on a regular basis. Peggy and I had fun catching up with each other on the ride over and then if push came to shove, we worked on our script lines in the car on the way over.
Sunday morning we went to church. This is Celebration 2013 weekend, our Christmas experience/performance. It was the perfect Sunday morning. We heard a great sermon on encouraging one another and God's provision. We were led in worship by worship leaders from all campuses, a rich experience for sure. On our way out of the building, we stopped so I could take pictures of the sheep. Y'all know how I am a sucker for lambs. But, we got an ever better surprise out there in the make-shift barnyard.