have I been?
Well...here...and a little bit there...but mostly here.
We're in the middle of what a lot of chaos over here at the church. This isn't a bad thing; we're just overhauling our sanctuary, adding new A/V equipment - a job that I anticipated would take a lot less time and much less work than it actually has. On top of that, we're getting ready to start a third worship service on September 9. I'm very excited about this and our church is pretty pumped about it, but it's another dimension of chaos. And, we're building a new playground.
And none of them is happening on MY timetable!
I spent a few days in Missouri last week. I flew to St. Louis and drove to Columbia, where I stayed. My mother lives in Ashland, which is about 10 miles south of there, so we spent a couple of days together driving around the countryside and visiting old homesteads. It was a kind of strange trip. I always think it's odd how much things shrink when you get older. Everything looks so much smaller than it did when I was a kid. It was a fun trip.