Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

What a great day! Family and friends here at REVILO made this a special day. (The only thing that could beat yesterday will be today as we have Will and Ashley come for a visit! But back to yesterday.)
Justin, Michael and I broke the sailboat and almost turned it over. We did fill it with water while we were sailing more than a couple of times.
Great meal with everyone bringing food: Coconut macaroons, charcoal grilled chicken & hotdogs, zuchinni nut birthday cake for Janice, mashed potatoes, mexican chicken casserole, coconut macaroons, fruit, salads, chips, squash casserole and especially coconut macaroons!
There was tubing, wake-boarding, getting wet when the dogs shake, floating, paddle boating, canoeing, swimming and the active sitting under the fan and talking a blue streak. These are memories that will last. 
We watched man's fireworks and God's. The lightening was vivid!
The best of my lifetime - back yard firework display was put on by the Justin and Michael. WOW!
Talking with long time friends until midnight ministered to my soul.
I could have done without the Fire Dept. arriving or the foul language as  next door hormonal boys strutted their stuff in an almost fist fight among themselves but like ants at the picnic you will remember that picnic! 
This week I have been meditating on Psalm 126 - it was written for me, I pray it will be true in my life.  (Next week will determine where I labor to bring in the sheaves. More of that in a later blog.)

 When the LORD brought back the captives to  Zion, 
       we were like men who dreamed. 

 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, 
       our tongues with songs of joy. 
       Then it was said among the nations, 
       "The LORD has done great things for them."

 3 The LORD has done great things for us, 
       and we are filled with joy.

 4 Restore our fortunes,  O LORD, 
       like streams in the Negev.

 5 Those who sow in tears 
       will reap with songs of joy.

 6 He who goes out weeping, 
       carrying seed to sow, 
       will return with songs of joy, 

       carrying sheaves with him.

1 comment:

hipmissionary said...

So glad you had a day of laughter and fun with friends and family!! Is "REVILO" the name of your lake house? I can picture y'all sitting out there on the dock talking away!! Enjoy Will & Ashley! Love you! Cheryl