The Remains of the Day

The C3 Picnic was great – it was, for me, the perfect ending to a very inspiring day.

I wasn’t feeling well this morning, so I didn’t sing on the platform, I did, however, sing from my seat during the 10:30 service. I really felt the presence of God as Byron reminded people of God’s love and how we should be showing that love to the world around us. And as we sang “…Shine your light – Let the whole world see – We’re singing for the glory of the risen King – Jesus!”, I was quiet for a moment so I could really hear the voices around me – many of whom weren’t there six months ago, now they’re praising God with abandon – and I took a moment to absorb the sound, to recognize what was taking place around me. It gives me strength to keep up the fight – the fight for love! The picnic was a sweet time to spend with new faces and some old friends, and although I thought I would be hurt by who I knew wouldn’t be there, I didn’t really feel that emotion at all – I just felt the love, and love makes it worth it all.

Thanks to the Boane family, Travis and Sandy and everyone who made this a great time.


I’ll leave you with this:

One day, while a blonde was out driving her car, she ran into a truck. The truck’s driver made her pull over into a parking lot and get out of the car. He took a piece of chalk and drew a circle on the pavement. He told her to stand in the middle and not leave the circle. Furious, he went over to her car and slashed the tires.

The blonde started laughing. This made the man angrier so he smashed her windshield. This time the blonde laughed even harder. Livid, the man broke all her windows and keyed her car. The blonde then laughed hysterically, so the truck driver asked her what was so funny. The blonde giggles and replies, “When you weren’t looking, I stepped out of the circle three times!”

(This joke makes me smile because I’m stepping out of the circle, and it’s all good!)

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