I didn’t really get to see my wife this weekend. The last time I saw her was Thursday evening, and then not even for very long. Friday evening and Saturday morning we were setting up for an auction that was put together for a fundraiser for our youth. It brought in fair bit of money but it was sure a lot of work. We were expecting the sale to not last a whole lot past noon but it wound up going til 3:30. It was something of a shocker at how much stuff showed up.
Right after the sale was over I quickly packed up my stuff and headed out to the Men and Boys retreat at Camp Mennoscah. It was great to catch up with some old friends out there. The real reason I went, however, was that they asked me to preach on Sunday morning. The verse was on building you house on the rock. It was a bit of a challenge to figure out how to talk about building stuff to a group of men, most of whom had a principle hand in building every single structure at camp. The weekend was great, but I had forgotten just how bad the mattresses in the cabins are.
Just after lunch at Mennoscah, I quickly packed up all of my stuff and sped back to Harper to catch a ride to the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus practice and concert at Bethel College. This is the first year that I’d ever been in the Chorus. In fact, it’s probably the first year that I’ve ever even attended a concert. It was a lot of fun though. The director of KMMC is Greg Bontrager who is the vocal music teacher at Buhler High School. Although, I know him because he was my vocal music teacher at Goessel. He came to Goessel when I was in third grade, which makes both he and I feel pretty old. At the first practice for KMMC, I found myself having flashbacks to High School music class. I was amazed at how all of the technique came back with Mr. B at the front. By the way, for those of you who missed this Sunday’s performance, there’s another one next week at Presser Hall in Lidsborg, Ks on the Bethany College campus. 7pm, I think.
Needless to say, after this weekend, I slept in a little bit on Monday. I’m still sore and tired today though. Oh well, here’s to another couple ibuprofen and a nap!