I was beginning to think that I’d never get to say that we were really traveling. . .
There for awhile, we were bouncing from Texas to Missouri, and back.
But, the last two months, we really started traveling, and have been able to have more adventures.
Never in my life, did I think we’d get to say that we had your traditional summer nights. . .cooking s’mores and going swimming. . . AND get to see snow ( real snow) all in one summer!!
We also got to go see the St. Louis Arch!! That’s one place that we really wanted to take the kids!! The tram was still not up and going (COVID), but it was a great experience for them-nonetheless. I can’t wait to take them back, when they can see from the top of the Arch!! We also found Cardinal Stadium.
I love how much a lot of our adventures turn into learning experiences, as well!! This is what I dreamed! That my kids would be able to learn about the world through traveling experiences!!
(This is a snap shot of our playlist on Spotify-I do not own any rights to the music or images created for these artists)
Today, I’m thankful for our Friday playlist. We have a group of songs that we play every Friday. It helps lighten our moods on weeks that are rough, and it helps us be even more excited about the weekend on good weeks.
A while back, I posted how my husband’s grandpa sat and talked with us, this summer. He told us how he would sit down with a pastor, every time he had a new pastor. He would tell the new pastor “If you aren’t stepping on my toes, I’m not going to be sitting in these pews”. He went on to say that too many people nowadays only want to be praised. They don’t want to be held accountable, and be told the areas they need to grow in.
Yesterday, at church, I was grateful to hear our pastor say some hard things. To challenge the congregation. That we may not be who we think we are in any given situation.
I’ve heard this before. But, it was the first time that it felt authentic and genuine.
So, today…I’m grateful for pastors who step on their congregations toes. I’m sure you get a lot of complaining emails for it. But, know that there are some of us who support it!