July 9, 2017
The day began with reading the following in the “think” portion of the devotion d365 by Jeremy Wilhelmi:
Christian faith is hard. We don’t always get it right. We fail. We sin. We deny. And sometimes we quit. But the way of Jesus is a struggle worth enduring! Caring about the things God cares about doesn’t come with a promise of a life full of rainbows and lollipops. Faith involves struggle; without the struggle, there wouldn’t be a need for faith. The hard parts of following Jesus, the ones we struggle with most, are what make our faith meaningful and our lives purposeful each day. But always remember – through every struggle, God is with you! And when you fall, our God will be there to raise you up.
He has some sobering thoughts. Yet, there is ALWAYS the promise that God is with us, no matter what.
After a very warm worship service, several of us braved even more heat and had a fun time at the baseball game. There was opportunity for a three-person selfie with the mascot, Orbit.
And for Orbit to sign a ball for one of our folks.
And lots more, sadly without pictures. :-(
So while the game did not go in the favor of the home team, it was still fun to be together.