So I've had a good time this month. We've had lots of snow, more than 20" with another 5 cold and wet last night. Last night's snowfall got me a 1 hour delay at Trinity this morning, and we're looking at more snow Thursday night. On the news last night they were interviewing people who all talked about how tired they were of the snow. Not me, nor my friends Dave, Dianne, or Anthony. We all love it. "If it's going to be cold anyway, you might as well have snow." says Anthony. So we say, "Bring it on."
We had our Jr. High youth retreat in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on the 15-17th. It was a good time. The weather was great on Friday and Saturday and the kids seemed to love it. They had a lot of fun and they almost all really enjoyed the times of worship and prayer. It was rainy on Sunday. Of the 17 kids who went at least 10 missed our next group meeting on Wednesday because they were sick. A few of us leaders got sick with colds too but it was definitely worth it. The overall theme for the retreat was Burning Bright but beneath the main theme each of the four sessions has its own theme, To live, To Serve, To Love, and something else. I don't remember much about Friday and Saturday nights' themes (live and love) but the Saturday morning message about burning bright to serve and the gospel presentation on Sunday were both very good. Another good retreat.
Otherwise its been a good time watching Doctor Who with Steve, working, worshipping, reading, and hanging out. I love Doctor Who. It's the best science fiction on t.v., at least until Battlestar Galactica comes back in April, and probably then as well.
Random quotes from February:
"Ignore the shooty dog thing!" Doctor Who villain to henchman
"I planned a ceiling. He's planned a miracle." Pope Julius VI to a henchman who complained about Michaelangelo's new design for the Sistine Chapel in The Agony & the Ecstasy
"But if you keep looking steadily into God's perfect law--the law that sets you free--and if you do what it says and don't forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it." James 1:25 (NLT)