Thresholds

The Ten on Tuesday topic today was Thresholds. I’ve read some of the posts whose writers quite literally walk you through their day, over the thresholds, they’ve crossed. That’s an okay kind of post, I suppose. But the best one, I think, was written by Margene at .

Margene’s post is very thoughtful and thought provoking. Check it out.

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VBS Season

It seems that this is VBS season. I see notices in the newspaper for a number of churches hosting VBS in the next week or so. At my church, we’re going to have VBS Lite. For the next four Wednesday nights instead of Children’s Church, there will be a VBS session.

It’s been several years since we’ve had VBS so it will be interesting to see how this new format will work out. Having the sessions in the evening instead of the daytime should mean more people will be available to work with the children.

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Campmeeting

Campmeeting is this week. Originally, I had planned to go. It started last night but I had had a miserable night Tuesday night and ended up sleeping most of the day away yesterday. A friend called while I was asleep to invite me to join her and another friend to go tonight. That sounded good to me but when I tried to return the call, I got no answer. So I’m conflicted … should I try calling her today about it or should I just go alone or should I give up and stay home. I’m still not feeling the best and need to shampoo my hair if I’m going anywhere. Decisions, decisions.

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Spud Night

The junior Bible quizzing team in my church has done well this year. In fact, they are going to the Nationals in a couple of weeks. They held a fund-raiser after the evening service last Sunday.

It was Spud Night. For $5, you could get a baked potato and iced tea. They had a variety of toppings. You could have cheese sauce, chili, grated cheese, bacon bits, sliced green onions, sliced ripe olives, salsa, sour cream. As many and as much as you wanted. I think the only thing they were missing was chopped broccoli.

Of all the fun raisers the various youth groups do, I think Spud Night is my favorite.

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Politics

It was with some surprise that I heard on the news that the Recorder of Deeds in St. Louis resigned. She has held that job since 1980, I think. In the same news broadcast about her resignation, it was reported that she plans to run for office again in the August election.

As best as I can figure it out, the resignation was prompted by a charge of nepotism. What I’m confused about is if the nepotism is the basis for her resignation, won’t it interfere with her being eligible to run for office in August? Since she’s held that office for so long, I doubt there’s anyone who can mount a viable campaign against her. It will be interesting to see how this all works out.

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Have I Got My Seasons Mixed?

I did a double take the other day when I drove home. Because of some road construction that’s going on at the front of my subdivision, I came in the back way. There is a small sort of open culdesac off the street on the next block over. There, at the house in the middle, were lighted Christmas trees in the yard! I literally couldn’t believe my eyes. I blinked. Yep, those were Christmas trees. I tried to figure out why the homeowner was decorating his yard now. He normally goes all out at Christmas. So, was he celebrating Christmas in July? Did he have a family member in the military who missed last Christmas?

What ideas do you have about why my neighbor has his yard decorated for Christmas?

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What Can I Say?

What can I say in this blog post? Today I’m lost for a topic to write about. There’s always the weather but are you really interested in the weather where I live? Like so much of the country, it’s hot and rainy with thunderstorms.

I could talk about some books I’ve read recently. One, 33 Men by Jonathan Franklin was an interesting read. It was about the Chilean mining disaster a few years ago when 33 men were trapped for weeks and weeks. It covered their survival and rescue. It left me in awe that those men came out of the mine. It was truly a miracle.

The most recent book was Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke. I’ve read a number of her books and enjoyed them. This one, however, left me dissatisfied. As implied in the title, there’s a murder in the book. The murder wasn’t what I think of as a real murder because the death came about as the result of an auto accident. The driver ended up in jail for three days before she was arraigned. But the book doesn’t tell us if the case was tried in court. It just seemed to me to end with loose ends that needed tidying away.

I have two more library books to read. I hope they end in a more satisfying manner. What are you reading?

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