1. I am in the running for a very good position with a respected local ministry. I would ask for prayer in this situation (however you like to pray). If it works out, it would give us a chance to; stay local, start some ministry stuff in town without raising money, give us the money we need to be solvent, stay close to my parents, etc.
We had assumed that God was moving us to a ministry position in another area of the country, but would love to stay if it works out. I hear if I am a finalist tomorrow. I usually do not blog about stuff like this, but thought I should this time.
2. We had the opportunity to spend some time with old friends from college/ seminary during the Memorial Day Weekend. It was great to be with them. We were in Suwannee County (where I grew up) on the Itchtucknee River (which I grew up floating down). It is nice to see that a few things do not change too much (even if the idea of vacationing where I grew up is a foreign idea). The river is still crystal clear, terribly cold and full of rednecks on inner tubes (my friend Dave calls it the Redneck yacht club). As we traveled up river, we were able to show the kids a mother manatee and her cub. Marley jumped in the river a couple of times and our kids need swim lessons.
3. Gillian saw her first PG film this weekend. She saw Fat Albert with the family we were staying with. Watching the movie, I felt nostalgic for that wonderful Bill Cosby created cartoon series that is deeply ingrained in my subconscious. I wonder if some of my somewhat liberal views on race (especially for a southerner growing up in a racist culture) can be attributed to watching these young black kids solve people's problems each week. I may sound old, but "they do not make them like that anymore," and "we need more role models for kids like Fat Albert." Cosby was ahead of his time.
4. Hurricane season started yesterday. Ugh!