Sunday, April 17, 2005

April 17, 2005

10:21 PM Today’s entry in the Crosswalk weblog is called Martina McBride and God’s Will. 9:47 PM In all three sermons this morning, I described the common area behind Mike and Pam Steger’s apartment that received the Backyard Makeover Miracle yesterday as being bounded on one side by a chain-link fence. Marlene said later that she didn’t think that detail was right. But I sure about it. I could “see” the chain-link fence in my mind. So we made a bet on who was right. Just before our visit to the Brown Cow (see below), I drove through the alley past the backyard area. We could see the part of the finished work through the gate. We could also clearly see the wooden fence. No chain-link fence in sight anywhere. Marlene just smiled and we drove on to the ice cream parlor. 9:37 PM Nice note from a friend who took the last two sermons to heart:

I am sitting here with my check book in front of me. I am having chest pains. My wife says I am not, just trust in God. We have come up with a number for the Legacy Campaign, and we have turned our giving and our needs over to God. Just wanted to let you know!

9:34 PM 551 miles. Ted King and I went for a bike ride this afternoon. Afterwards Marlene and Mark and I went for another visit to the Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor in Forest Park. Then (reversing the normal order) we decided to go to Poor Phil’s in Oak Park for some fried calamari. Our waiter turned out to Matt Marcionetti who came through Allied Force with Josh and Mark a few years ago. Matt took good care of us and even threw in a little container of gumbo for our take-out order.

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