Tuesday, January 25, 2022

A Blast From the Past

This Monday I opened up an envelope from a former church council chairperson who mailed me this book. Apparently when I left Belleview, it got left behind and put into the church library. As they were cleaning out the library it was found and mailed back to me. It is such a beautiful gift - part of my seminary graduation present from the Seffner church where Daryl and I grew up. Inside, it is signed all over the various pages from folks who were members of the church back then. What a wonderful reminder  of how incredibly supportive the folks at Seffner were of my call to ministry. 


Monday, January 24, 2022

Heartbreaking Sports Loss

There were a lot of emotions in a short amount of time on Sunday afternoon 
during the Bucs playoff game. 

Furry friend snuggles generally help a bit. 


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Another College Visit - This Time a Repeat

Friday night Parker and I drove to Grandmommy's in Seffner to crash for the night so that we could attend Florida Southern College's Scholars Weekend for accepted students (in hopes of turning them into admitted students). We had a great experience and it was really nice to spend the day with Parker learning more about the school. He really enjoyed the time we spent with professors from the School of Business. 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Labyrinth Time

I got to spend some time at the labyrinth at camp this week, praying for some wisdom and discernment. 

And I also happened to find this cool labyrinth at Barnett Park in Lakeland                                            when I was in town there for a meeting. 


Friday, January 21, 2022

Week Two of Basketball

Tuesday's away game this week was against Tavares. They are one of the top teams in the district. Wesley didn't get to play much but he is learning a lot and loves being on the team. Tavares won, 35-8.

Thursday's game this week was at home against our cross-town rivals, Oak Park Middle in south Leesburg. Wesley got to play some in the first quarter and had a steal and an assist. Carver won, 49-29. This makes their record 2 wins and 2 losses with 6 games to go in the season.  


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Yoga Training

Over the last few months I have been working on getting certified as a yoga instructor. I'm almost done with the main 200+ hour online training - just the observations and the sequences left to turn in. I've also been doing some additional certifications in mindfulness meditation and yin yoga and I wrapped up both of those in the last week, which has been really fun! 


Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Driving Range

 Ever since we went to Top Golf on Black Friday, Wesley has wanted to go to the driving range. He asked for a driver for Christmas and Grandmommy delivered on that. Our closest Top Golfs are Orlando and Tampa, so today we took him to a driving range up in Lady Lake/Villages area north of us. This one is run by the American Legion and the Lions Club - $5 for a bucket of 60 balls. He got a couple of buckets and had a blast having fun.