there sure have been a number of blogworthy events/happenings/developments over the last couple of weeks, but simply no time to sit and write about them.
for example, this weekend my mom was ordained, in recognition of decades of serving and leading and equipping the saints. she's pastor responsible for the single mom's ministry at the ann arbor vineyard church. it was really cool to see and take part in the ordination. go Mom!
my sister Grace made the nationals field hockey squad, representing this area in the u-14 division this summer. she's pretty awesome at field hockey, but still treats us mortals like she's one of us. go Grace!
a neighbor gave us free tickets to the new indoor waterpark in Dundee yesterday, so Ronni, Colin, Elle, Jon, Sara, Phil, Amy, Jack and I all went and had a blast there last night. the waterslides sure were a rush, even for the adults. and it was really cool just to hang out with all the kids and help them take new risks and experience new joys. thanks Sarah (our generous neighbor)!
Ronni and Colin are flying to Colorado tomorrow morning for Ronni's sister Becky and her husband John's wedding celebration (they were married in the winter, but didn't have time to throw a party until now). Elle and I will be hanging out here in Michigan (don't worry, I'll have lots of help, so Elle should be just fine) until they get back monday afternoon. go Becky and John!
have a couple of interesting stories to share re: a parenting mis-step, and coffee with a newcomer, but i'll have to wait for more time to write them out. hopefully soon, by the grace of God. oh yeah, and Rich (pilgrim's way blog) has laid down the gauntlett for a series of questions, so i'll see if I can get to those too.
a potentially cool outreach project is on the horizon for saturday afternoon, and I've been invited to share a message at Breakthrough Worship Center on sunday afternoon, so life doesn't seem to have any diminishing interest in the near term, nor long term, for that matter. go Jesus!