Weekend Recap

Another eventful weekend!  Here’s a brief recap:

  • Thursday afternoon and evening were absolutely beautiful.  Opaque gray sky with softly falling snow for hours.  Felt like I was in a snow globe.  We had to cancel our small group because the snow was sticking to the roads, but it sure was awesome weather.
  • Carolyn had a snow day on Friday, and our road was in pretty bad shape, so I worked at home in the morning.  In the afternoon I went to the office, and after work we picked up Carolyn’s mom, Linda, and went to Michael’s in Salisbury for some painting supplies.
  • On Saturday we drove to Baltimore to have lunch with James & Faith Wenger.  James is the mentor that our conference assigned me, so we’ve been meeting for several months.  He’s got a lot of wisdom and experience, and I always learn a lot from our time together.  I tried to warn Carolyn that he looks like an old-school Mennonite, but is a very active and progressive thinker.  He was a missionary in Japan for 10 years, and he’s still got a missionary mindset.  She found out for herself that I wasn’t kidding when James mentioned at lunch that he “Googled” something.  She thought that was pretty funny.  We had a nice time with them and enjoyed the car trip together.
  • At CrossWay on Sunday we had the fourth part of the series “The Promised Land.”  We read and talked about Luke 19:10 & Luke 15:1-32.  In these passages Jesus tells some stories about people looking for lost valuables and celebrating when they’re found, and He says that’s why He came: to seek the missing children of God.  We gave everyone five invite cards to the “Hollywood God” series along with a blank numbered list.  We challenged them to write down the names of at least five unchurched people they know, pray for them daily from now through the end of the series, invite them to church for the series, and give them the invite card.  Next week we’ll follow up on this challenge with a message on prayer.  We have 500 invite cards, and our goal is to give away every one of them as a personal invitation before the series starts on February 10.
  • After church yesterday Carolyn and I went to lunch at Salsarita’s in West Ocean City with her parents.  Their enchiladas are so good!  Halfway through our meal one of the little girls from the Training Station came in and kept us entertained.  She’s so cute and funny!
  • Carolyn and I stopped at Wal-Mart after lunch for some more painting supplies, then went to her parents’ house.  We decided to take up a new hobby: painting.  Linda is our instructor, and a very good one at that.  We had so much fun painting that we lost track of time, and before we knew it, it was 9:15–we’d been painting for over four hours!  It was so much fun.  We’re using acrylics.  Carolyn is painting a picture of a butterfly from a photograph we took in Tennessee last summer.  I’m painting a picture of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, from the cover of a recent issue of Sports Illustrated.  And Linda is painting a seascape–she’s not happy with it yet, but it’s absolutely stunning.  She just whipped up this astonishing masterpiece while Carolyn and I are producing what seems, by way of comparison, like kindergarten art.  By the way, I’ll see if Carolyn will let me post a picture of her painting on here when she’s done with it.  She’s done a very impressive job of capturing the butterfly, looking like it’s in the process of lifting off the canvas.  Very cool.
  • Was so beat by the time we got home last night that I fell asleep with the light on and my contacts in.  Tiring weekend, but a ton of fun!
Published in: on January 28, 2008 at 12:14 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Nathan, you forgot to mention how amazed mom and I were at what a talented painter you are. Although mom did say at one point, “I’m not surprised”.

  2. Yeah, that’s because y’all were patronizing me, like a kindergartener who can’t color in the lines, but you want to boost his self-esteem. Nice try!

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