Tuesday, July 01, 2008


How in the world can it be July already?

I might as well give you an update as to the current status of things:

My grandmother is home from the hospital. She is still having difficulty sleeping. Mom said she did have a good night last night, though. Thanks for your prayers, but continue to lift her up to God.

I'm feeling rather melancholy from all of the contact with IMB folks this week. A good friend of mine called me this morning for a chat. I planted a church in HK with them back in 1989-90. (New Hope Baptist Church). They are retired (sort of) and living in Knoxville.

There is a 1964 Ford Falcon convertible for sale in town for an extremely reasonable price. The only problem is, is that we don't have a garage to put it in. It is definitely a parade car. Sally has wanted one since we got married, but I can't see leaving it out in the weather. (It is sky blue)

I'm ready to go fishing, but the lake is too high to get to my dad's dock.

I'm working really hard (except for right this moment, when I'm blogging) to be completely ready for Sunday by Thursday so I can take Friday and Saturday "off".

Sally starts her "new" new job next Monday. She was head-hunted by Muskogee Public Schools and will be their federal grants secretary.

The girls are bored, but there isn't much I can do about it. They can't stay with either grandmother right now for various and sundry reasons. At least they don't fuss. And, they are right next door. I feel bad about it, but I don't know what to do.

The church is doing pretty good. Our attendance is down because of the summer-time, though. I am encouraged about all the things that are happening right now. We ordered a fancy new sign that should be here in 6-8 weeks. It will be very, very nice.

Well, I guess that about sums things up. I need to get back to work.


M. Steve Heartsill said...

So...no garage? Or, is your garage full? If it is full, move something out, put the 1964 in...if no garage, have a men's work day, it shouldn't take long to build a carport that can be used until you find a new home with a garage!

M. Steve Heartsill said...

Let me add, we are really showing our age. You know, when we were kids, each year went so slowly, and Christmas almost never seemed to arrive. Now, it seems that Christmas comes just about every other month! Time is moving way too fast!

Anonymous said...

And just HOW BIG IS GOD, Rick? I mean, he brought you a car when you weren't expecting it. Then he brought those Texans that loved that car to your little town hours and hours away in rural Oklahoma and just happened to have them drive by a certain place where the car was parked, so why not just have fun imagining God could bring you that Ford Falcon!