It's official. Summer is over. Within the next week I have to do a ton of stuff at work and then go to Mexico for our August trip. We'll see.
I'm starting to think seriously about teaching. But I really want to be pulled into it. I don't know what that means though, so maybe I already am. Someday later I'll do a bar graph with pros and cons and stuff.
Church was good today. I talked with Gordon Coulter earlier in the week and it was a great discussion. We talked about school, life, and marriage. He said that we (Danielle and I) needed to make sure we spend deliberate time with one another to recharge. He also asked me about church. I told him what I thought and why we weren't going. I said that I had gone to the old people service at Grace Church of Glendora and felt God. He said (paraphrase) that the current church movements need to make sure that all generations are being ministered to, and that the "gray hairs" have a lot of wisdom and council to offer the twenty and thirtysomethings that don't like traditional church. He said other stuff, too, but that stuck out this Sunday.
I went to the old person service again and I liked it. It's funny. We sang three or four hymns (not all were hymns, but they were all from the hymnal), heard a little girl sing a song, listened to the pastor speak, and then left. All in an hour.
I don't know what our future is with the church, but Gordon encouraged me to find a place where we can minister to others and be ministered to, whatever that looks like for us. He said we are already being stimulated intellectually (yup) but still need other things. Touche.
All that to say, a busy week awaits and I hope I survive. Peace.
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