My girl spent the night with a friend of hers last night and so AJ and I were “baching” it (parentally speaking) today.  We rode the motorcycle to church this morning (sorry, Miss O’Hara — had to wear jeans, but I did wear a very nice black long sleeved t-shirt with Harley-Davidson embroidered in pretty script over my left collar bone).    We have so few opportunities to ride together because the little miss is too young to stay at home by herself, so we grab them when we can.

Church was okay, but the worship services are kind of getting to us.  I can relate to one of Miss O’Hara’s laments — preaching’s great, but the song service — big sigh.  I don’t know what we’re going to do.  Pray for guidance, I guess . . . should we stay or should we go? 

After church we rode over to a little restaurant on the San Bernard River and had lunch.  We love this little restaurant — so casual, up on stilts on the bank of the river.  Across the river is ranch land, so you see the cattle grazing across the water.  Very peaceful.  We both had an absolutely delicious gumbo with shrimp, crab, and sausage followed by a piece of pineapple pie.  Okay, so I ate the pie, but I didn’t eat all the gumbo.  AJ brought what was left of it home in a take-out container.  He LOVES gumbo!  Came home around 3:00 p.m. and I decided to take a little nap.  I must have been wiped out because I woke up at 8:30 p.m.! 

My girl was home from visiting her buddies at their house on the canal and so she got a shower and I fixed her a little dinner.  She got a little pink — forgot her sunscreen, but I think she had a great time.

I’m going to go ahead and turn in for the night . . . it’s 11:30 p.m. and I figure I’ll get another good nap before I have to get up and go to a shutter installation. 

It was a good day.

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  1. As far as church, I figure that if the preaching is good, suffer through awful praise & worship. I’d rather have a solid, meaty message than awesome praise with HappyFluffy Jesus (which is exactly what I had at KCC). Glad you had a good weekend! We had SNOW. *blech*


  2. There are churches out there that have a wonderful balance of preaching and worship.  They are hard to find, but they exist.  It took us almost 5 years of bouncing back and forth between different churches to finally find one to call home.  Don’t give up hope.
    So jealous that you had gumbo!  Hard to find in Chicago. 


  3. I feel guilty admitting this, but our worship service is usually not very good either. Sometimes the song leader will pick the oldest, slowest, dreariest songs that no one has ever sung before. Of course, being that my brother is in the band, he does have some influence. I am always bugging him about the song selection and trying to get him to influence our song leader to pick better songs, lol. But, once in awhile they will have some good songs. One of my favorites is “Amazing Grace” to the tune of “House of the Rising Sun.” Of course, we go for the message rather than the music, and our Pastor is a great teacher.


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