Blue Skies Smiling At Me…

Nothing but blue skies, do I see. There’s a little Willie Nelson for ya. That really is what I was singing this morning to myself when Brian, the boys and I, headed outside at 9:30 in the morning to ride bikes and scooters in the driveway and play basketball (I’m sure some of our neighbors probably loved that at 9:30 in the morning). It was so beautiful out though. The temperature was perfect, one side of the sky was all clouds, but the other was nothing but blue and it was taking over.

We had a great day working out in the yard, grilling, eating outside and then going to Venue (the church service we attend on Saturday nights). There was an awesome band there playing (The Brian Smith band). Turns out, one of the members is a guy I knew from way back, who was in a different band when I met him. Let’s just say, the band he is in now is worlds away from the one he was in before and I am worlds away from the person I was back then. He recognized me and remembered my name and we got talking about how much life had changed for the better. It was really cool to see him there. His wife was there and they are expecting in January and it was just awesome to see how great he is doing. I even bought one of their CDs, because they were so good.

Also, Asher came out of his children’s ministry class with this manila folder that said “ASAP Paper”. I, of course, was curious and opened it right away and really liked what I saw. Glued inside was a piece of paper that said this…

A Special Note About the Abbreviation ASAP

Generally we think of it in terms of even more hurry and stress in our lives. Maybe if we think of this abbreviation in a different manner, we will begin to find a new way to deal with those rough days along the way.

There’s work to do, deadlines to meet;
You’ve got no time to spare,
But as you hurry and scurry –
ASAP – ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

In the midst of family chaos,
“Quality time” is rare.
Do your best; let God do the rest –
ASAP – ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

It may seem like your worries
Are more than you can bear.
Slow down and take a breather –
ASAP – ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

God knows how stressful life is;
He wants to ease our cares,
And He’ll respond to all your needs –
ASAP – ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

And I’ll leave you with some pictures from our day…

Here’s a picture of the awesome sky this morning.

My cutie patootie, Asher.

Gavin after just taking a shot…he made it!

Riley being his cute, goofy self.

Riley being a sweet big brother to Asher.

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