A Mountain Message

I got to sleep in today! There was no race this morning (well, there was, but it was $10 if you hadn’t registered before the first one – it’s a series of 4 races) and it sure was good to be able to sleep in. I got up about 1015 and just kind of took my time getting ready and doing computer stuff and whatever. I stitched for about 15 minutes before I headed off to prayer shawl ministry. There were only 3 of us there today, but we also had guests. PAO (Public Affairs Office) had a couple of Soldiers there taking pictures and interviewing us about the group and everything. That was kind of neat! So we’ll have a write up in one of the publications around here probably next month. I’ll keep you posted about that. As of today, we have 11 prayer shawls done and one very close to being done, so we’ll have at least a dozen for our first blessing/dedication service next week!

After prayer shawl was done, I came home and stitched for a little while more before heading to the chapel for Joyful Noez warm up and then our Contemporary service we lead. It was an awesome service – music and message. CH Charles, the 10th Mountain Division Chaplain preached tonight and his sermon in a nutshell was "I am your God. You are My people. I have heard your cries and I will lead you to the land of milk and honey." He’s a great preacher and boy did he have us laughing as well. I think that’s part of why I remembered his sermon. So you’re wondering, Mountain Message?? 10th MOUNTAIN Division Chaplain gave the Message. Got it? I hope so – I don’t know else to explain it. 🙂 He even sang "Softly and Tenderly" at the end of his message (he plays guitar) and he asked Joyful Noez to join him on the chorus which was "Come home. Come home. Ye who are weary come home. Earnestly, tenderly Jesus is calling. Calling oh sinner, come home." It was a great way to end the service. Of course, after the service and getting everything put away, we heaaded to the chow hall for dinner and we took up and entire block of tables – 3 or 4 4-person tables with an extra chair on each end so 14-18 of us!!! It was awesome fellowship time while we ate, and of course before we ate we all held hands and prayed and ended with a pretty loud AMEN. Then it was off to Green Beans for Combat UNO, with my usual stop at the band hall to call home first. I got to talk to Robbie, Ryan, Mom, Dad, and Rick since they are all at Rick’s house for Robbie’s birthday party. We didn’t talk very long as all the guests were there, but it was still nice talking to everyone, and I got to wish Robbie a Happy Birthday even though is birthday isn’t until tomorrow. Combat UNO was fun, as always, and it’s nice continuing the fellowship as well.

Now it’s bedtime – way past, actually.

Today’s high: 115
Current: 97 (12:35 a.m.)