Just some random thoughts and happenings of late:
A dear friend texted me today and asked if I would like to pray for her upcoming trip to Malaysia! My answer could never be anything other than of course! Lisa has spent the last few summers traveling to Malaysia and leading a team in sharing the gospel of Jesus through basketball and developing relationships while there. Here is a pic of Lisa from last year with some of the folks she was with:
Constantly reminded of the good friends we have and the relationships that have been developed over the past few years. Here are a few examples:
1. Thankful for friends who are still helping me look for full-time employment. Ryan over at Florida Fowler is a great friend and has begun writing again. He has been on the lookout for me even though it might not always be easy!
2. Thankful for friends who care about our finances. This past week I had some car trouble – thought it was going to cost me a lot of $$ to get it running. Josh and Brandi Hignight offered to drive to Inverness on their anniversary weekend so Josh could fix my car. Unselfish friends wanting to help us.
3. I’ve shared before about our friend Matthew who has opened up his home to us for a place to stay as needed as we commute each week to Tallahassee. Having a houseguest each weekend for about 18 months can’t be easy – even if I am the guest! Trying to give him a break for a month or so during the summer as we stay in our son’s apartment as needed.
Father’s Day was a blast for me. I always enjoy spending time with Cyndi, Meghan and Ethan. This past weekend was no exception. I have the best wife and children a husband and father could ask for! Meghan even posted a picture of us from many years ago on one of her own blogs, The Life of Mugs!
Reminded this week of the value in investing in others. You may never know how much impact you can have on those around you! And the impact others will have on you!