Today was another emotionally draining message, as I addressed the topic of homosexuality. I knew going into the service that it had great potential to surface a variety of emotions, from the listeners. I have never run from truth and always want to deliver messages with grace in love.
I found myself agonizing over the pain that surfaced for some today. In the end, my hope is that my biblical world view surfaced, and became a light in the fuzziness that fills our world today.
So tonight, to wind down, and just veg from the morning, we built a fire and enjoyed the warmth that it produced. Isaiah and I worked on it, and the rest of family toasted marshmallows and enjoyed each other.
We also grabbed some binoculars and gazed at the stars. Wow, the big dipper sure was beautiful tonight. There was a planet very visible in the south sky too.
Fires have always brought me comfort and give me a chance to unwind. And tonight was no different, as we just took time from a very busy day, and used it to unwind. Thanks God for some of the simple ways that you let us enjoy the night sky, and recover from a very draining day!
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