This past week we went to Branson for our family vacation and we had a great time. If you are bored and want to see our first vacation video you can click here: http://animoto.com/play/ZWJE4yiaEzG7pIKKURNqxw. 🙂
One of our favorite activities was to roast marshmallows at the campfire every night. I must say that I have begun to perfect the art of the s’more. Not to brag or anything, but I did get a compliment for my “perfectly roasted marshmallow” last night.
This did not come without a lot of practice. When you have five kids…roasting the perfect marshmallow is one of many necessary talents.
The first night at the campfire I had four going at once and tried a bit too hard and as I was pulling them away from the fire one of the marshmallows fell off the stick.
Embarrassed, I looked around to see how many people were going to converge and pull my “awesome dad” card. Relieved, I don’t think anyone noticed.
So last night, I had plenty of empathy for what appeared to be a marshmallow roasting novice with a double barrel for his two young children. When he started to pull away he was looking for his path to his kids and the final step to becoming a hero and he didn’t even notice one of his two marshmallows fall off right next to the fire.
He was so intent on where he was going that he also didn’t notice his last marshmallow starting to hang rather precariously from the stick. And then it happened….
The marshmallow fell from a point that was above his head, dropped past his line of sight and he didn’t even notice.
And then I waited….patiently…for him to finish preparing his chocolate and graham crackers…and then it happened….
He pulled down the stick…the EMPTY stick…and he got this very sad, bewildered look on his face…and then he looked all around totally confused trying to figure out what had just happened.
On a different scale, we each “drop the marshmallow” in life…we each need time to improve…we each can share our experiences for the benefit of the other.
This Sunday, you will not want to miss our service. We will be blessed to worship and pray together and then Gary McClintock will deliver the sermon before we close out the morning with communion.
See you soon!
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