These have been some busy days! We are finalizing the construction of a new commercial kitchen and have been going through the many final inspections necessary to get a temporary occupancy permit. This will allow us to complete the remainder of the remodeling of the building while being able to use the new kitchen during the construction. As you can guess, this has not been without many challenges.
Along with the project we have had a wonderful group of volunteers replacing the roofs on two buildings, and this past Sunday 26 more volunteers arrived to help with the roof, remodeling, work on other campus projects and a group of ladies are busy preparing delectable dishes and desserts to go into the freezers for use when we are feeding groups throughout the year. What a blessing these folks are!
Later this week I plan to join daughter Lisa on a trip to the Bahamas to visit Carol's sister and her husband and get some sun that hopefully will aid in getting rid of the last bit of my chest congestion. We are praying that our flights will coincide well knowing how that many get changed and even cancelled these days.
These past few days I have been thinking about purpose in our lives...mine in particular. The Apostle Paul says; "When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some...I run with purpose in every step." (1Corinthians 9:22, 26) Later he warns; "If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall." (10:12) I find that to be a great challenge and a reminder to live an effective life for our Lord.
Have a blessed week!