Now before you turn the channel with thoughts that I have started 2013 with a political post, let me explain what I mean. The Lego Jar has served as a place to provide various people a slice of my life. Unfortunately, this week was largely consumed by sickness.
You might remember last weekend I was on retreat. The retreat was awesome. If you go to the youth ministry page you will see some pictures from that weekend. God did some incredible things while we were there. Some bonds were formed and strengthened. Most importantly students spent time considering God’s Word for their own lives. The downside of all of this is if someone unknowingly has the flu we are all in for it. I think you know what happened.
This week I had to do something I have never done in youth ministry. I had to cancel my weekly ministry program because of a flu outbreak. That is unprecedented and something I hope to never have to do again.
I finally got out of the house last night to go to the pharmacy to pick up a few items. My wife gave me instructions to get a specific 4 items, use the coupon, and then come home. I figured 2 out of 3 isn’t too bad. I had given the coupon to my 3-year-old son. He willingly held onto it like a trooper. Unfortunately I forgot all about until I had the receipt in my hand.
The lady at the cash register literally bailed me out. She took the coupon and made some random calculations. She then handed me more money in cash than I probably should have received as a discount. That and she bailed me out of the shame of coming home with the coupon.
I am constantly getting comments from people about the church fire. I appreciate all the concern. My children have been bringing it up almost everyday in their attempt at processing it still. This has taken more of a toll than we would have ever thought. The other day I was looking through pictures on the computer when my 3-year-old came in and again told me he wanted to see pictures of “our broken church.” Bless his little broken heart.
So I leave you with a few pictures from the church before the fire because my son wanted to see some.
I am so glad he asked to look at them. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!