Saturday’s and Sunday’s Stories

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Last night turned out to be better than I thought. As I half-expected, I got a call to go hang out. Jordan Smith of all people called me up, even though he’s generally the anti-social one who says he needs to go home or whatever. But anyways, he said to go to Moose Winooski’s for dessert, and then people would go back to his house afterwards. That was fine with me, since doing anything was fine with me, and so I went. When I got there, Bethany and Kristin were already there, and they told me that there was a big waiting list and such. It was packed in there, and so we decided that we would suggest going somewhere else once other people got there. Soon more people arrived, and after standing by the doors for about fifteen minutes, we decided to go somewhere else. Then we moved outside and tried to figure out where to go. Most people didn’t care, but for any suggestions that came up, someone had a reason not to go. We finally settled on just going to Zehr’s and buying food there, then eating it at Jordan’s house. So that’s what we did.

At Jordan’s house, we played Four on a Couch, and the girls finally won after what seemed like ages. Then we just hung out for a while. It wasn’t amazingly exciting, but I know I had more fun than I would have just sitting at home. Plus, I got a cinnamon bun that Kristin and/or Bethany had bought at Zehr’s, so that wasn’t too bad a deal at all. Eventually people started leaving, and I decided that it was time for me to go as well. I gave Erica, Melissa, and Kristin rides home, and then got back to my house at about 11:15 PM or so. That was basically the entire night.

I don’t have much else to say. Today was the first Sunday without a senior pastor at our church, and we have Pastor Ira Sandersen filling in until we find a new pastor. Other than that, tonight is a youth service, and I have a feeling that it’s going to be quite disorganized, just because I have no clue who will actually be there. Kyle wasn’t at church this morning, because apparently he wasn’t feeling well, and I’m not sure whether Lawrence will be there, since his parents aren’t pastoring the church anymore. He wasn’t there this morning either. Julie’s dad was at church, but she wasn’t, so I don’t know what’s going on there, and Jordan wasn’t at church this morning either, but that’s nothing new. I just told his parents that practice was at 4:30, and I know he’ll be there. I’m just not sure about anyone else. But whatever. We’ll see how things go, and at the very least, it can be Jordan and I playing, and it’d still be fine. But in closing, I’m going to leave you with the words to an old hymn that I was reading in devotions today, “Take My Life and Let it Be.” Read the words carefully, and think about what they say, because the song is just so powerful.

Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.

Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.

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