What a weekend this has been, one with very mixed emotions. It was a busy one for sure.
First, on Friday we picked up the Every Spare Second TShirts for the May 13th concert. The girls shirts are correct, but the guys shirts are the wrong colour and sizes, so I’m hoping today that will get all straightened out and the shirts will be all in and ready to go by concert time.
Saturday was Jordan and Rachel’s first wedding shower. This one was basically Nancy’s relatives and it was held in Hamilton. Of course, Jordan is still up in Thunder Bay, so we brought along a cardboard cutout of him in honour of the occasion. While the girls opened gifts and ate food, the guys went bowling. It was a lot of fun, and brought the reality of the wedding just that much closer.
Sunday was church, and Tim was leading. However, because his drummer wasn’t available, Daniel had to fill in on drums, and that meant no bass player, so I filled in. I must say, that I found it much more challenging to play bass, one note at a time, than to play my 12-string guitar and sing at the same time. Funny how that works. 🙂 The rest of the service was great, and Craig’s message was exactly what we needed to hear as a congregation.
Following the service we grouped as a congregation to discuss plans for the coming ministry year, especially in light of the leadership vacuum and financial considerations. I may blog a little more on that later, as at the moment I’m still trying to digest exactly what transpired and where I stand on it. I’m totally conflicted at the moment, and think that what we have is NOT a financial crisis. We have a spritual crisis, and by fixing that, we’ll fix the finances.
Of course Sunday night was the big announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death. I have to admit, I have mixed emotions on this. On the one hand, he was a human being and as such his life was worth something. While I’m sure God looked down in great sadness at his child gone bad, I know that God still loved him, and Jesus died to save even him, but at the same time he was definitely a bad man. I find it very interesting to watch the blogs and tweets and facebook status messages and comments last night and this morning. There are those who are rejoicing, and those who say “How dare we rejoice.” It’s always interesting to listen to people who get into a “holier than thou” attitude (and of course I admit that I do the same from time to time). For some, it’s like they think that they are always right and the other side is always wrong. Wow! If only we could be so perfect.
And today of course, is the Federal Election here in Canada. I worry about this. I’m sure you know how I would vote and it’s not for me to tell you how you should vote, but I do know that for those that don’t vote, you have absolutely no right to complain when the politicians do something you don’t like. Everyone one who is elegible to vote, should vote!! For myself, I WON’T be voting today (I already voted in the Advanced Polls. Ha, ha! Gotcha there, didn’t I :))
Anyway, there’s the ups and downs of this weekend. I think I’m ready for a nap now (too bad I’m at work today!).