Sunday, March 13, 2011, Nashville, Tennessee, 11:50 A.M., D.S.T.~
Louie writing. Am currently at work as I write this; am on break for another fifty five minutes or so before I have to get back to the grindstone ... been a very hectic weekend. Seems the full moon has had an effect on things: every time there's a full moon out, here come the weirdoes ... happens each and every time ...
Last night, we were entertaining guests at our house; the weather was cool and clear, when the biggest, brightest fireball arced overhead. It was a turquoise blue/green in color; really spectacular. One minute, everyone was laughing/talking, having a good time, when Bill (and several othere) suddenly cried out with "Oooh!" "Did you see that??" "What was THAT!?!" I saw it too; it was really something! It was pretty hard not to have seen it; the meteor was BRIGHT!!!!
They were talking about the fireball on the news this morning. Speaking of news, things continue to look very bad for Japan, since the devastating 8.9 earthquake of a few days ago. Over 1,000 people dead, tens of thousands reported missing. I have been lifting up the people of Japan in my thoughts and prayers, and our church will be sending some relief supplies/money to help the people out, as our way of telling them we care and are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.
I am sure at church this morning, Pastor Bilkey talked about the disaster and what it means. I am sure they had special prayers for the people of Japan. I know I have been keeping them close to my heart, especially since one of my very own children was born there, plus I have a penfriend named Hiroko who lives in Tokyo. I wonder if she felt the earthquake or if she and her family are okay ... Hopefully I will hear something from her soon ...
Johnathon is ready to pull his hair out ... school has been giving him fits. Seems the poor guy has homework every night, and sometiems he doesn't get to bed before midnight before having to rise and get up for the next day's classes. Taking a lot of math and science courses. He loves school, but he hates the volume of homework he's bogged down with every night. Don't blame him one bit!
Ronee' is doing well at school: she loves it. She called me yesterday afternoon, and she says that she's enjoying all of her classes. She was telling me about Mardi Gras and how much fun she had. Wish we could have gone to the Mardi Gras celebration here, but I had to work; couldn't get out of it, so I missed it this year. Maybe next year ... (Sigh ...)
I am sure the other kids are wishing they were in bed still, but church duties call. Therefore, they can't sleep in, as much as they would love to ... some are helping out with the little kids at the nursery, and others are helping out by greeting people as they come into the church building. And others are helping out with the special needs ministry. And still others are singing as part of the choir. They do this once to twice a month, and they get such satisfaction in making a difference in people's lives! It also makes me feel good to see them exercising their spiritual muscles!
Bill and I help out too. I am part of the special needs ministry, and am also part of the praise/worship team, in addition to the Homemakers ministry, where we housewives (and even househusbands) get together and lift our families/each other up in prayer and let everyone else know what's been going on in each of our lives. We also reach out to the singles or older members of our church.
That's not counting the Angel Food we help out with one Saturday a month. We do that too. Seems that we get one task completed, and every time we turn around, there's something else, someone else, who needs our attention!
I wouldn't trade it for all the tea in China! I love our church family so much, and I love the visitors we get each and every week! It's g areat way to meet new people and to minister the love of Jesus Christ to them!
Well, I know this is short, but I have to get something to eat or else I won't get to eat again until I get off at seven tonight. I will write in here again soon; until then, this is Louie saying so long and God bless!
~Love, your friend in Tennessee, Louie May. :)