Last Saturday was the first game of the season for both Kate and Jack. A thunderstorm woke us up around 4 a.m. and it was such a storm, it didn't look like there would be any soccer that day. But, as it turned out, it turned out to be a nice Saturday and the skies were beautiful.
Kate did well for her first soccer game
The soccer field was great for spectators because there were shade trees to sit under. This is my view looking upward from my front row seat.
Sharing goodies from the snack bag
Not so with the field where Jack's team played, however, the sun felt good and the game didn't last too long.
Jack and teammates coming out from
the "good game arch."
In the van headed to Braum's for ice cream.
One of the ladies from my table at Ladies of Grace surprised me with this pretty fall bouquet of flowers. I should have taken a pic of it wrapped up in orange and yellow tissue with the yellow bow. So sweet of her.
Bible Study Fellowship began on Wednesday and we are studying the Book of John this year. I was so looking forward to the first session and meeting the ladies in our group, however, about a week ago, I received the email asking me if I would volunteer with the kiddos. Well now, could I say no? No, I could not. And it was great being with the babies. There were 12, which, don't you think,is a meaningful number in light of the fact that we are studying Jesus, who had 12 followers?
Our back yard is still green and roses are blooming and the crape myrtles, too.
Neil Sperry, the gardening expert for Texas, posted the above picture of a crape myrtle in McKinney, Texas. This tree is blooming beautifully in spite of the fact that the property where it is located has been abandoned for 35 years and so the ground has not been fertilized or watered (except for rain) in all those years. This was to show why crape myrtles are so popular here in Texas. They are hardy and beautiful. When friends of ours moved here from Illinois a few years ago, we were all horrified when he wanted to cut down the crape myrtles in their yard because of the flowers!! Crazy!
That's about it for this week. This evening is our first concert of the season and we will have dinner with friends, Bill and Carol, before the concert. This might be a good place for me to mention that Bill has written a book which has been published. Below is a photo of the cover. Bill is a super intelligent, way over my head kind of guy, but he assures me he has made his thoughts and knowledge about this easy to understand.
This is a photo of the pdf he sent. You can't read the small print on the cover here, but below is a portion of what it says on the cover.
"A basic foundation of Astronomy is provided followed by 17 chapters describing amazing Biblical Scriptures, written over 2,000 years ago. You will then be in awe by many Hubble pictures that directly represent those Biblical scriptures! The author provides unfathomable visual and audio dimensions that directly relate to each scripture to accelerate your belief in God's works and grow in His word. ... The book is filled with numerous examples of God’s magnificence, as written in the scripture Psalm 19:1-2: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
I'm looking forward to reading it!