Power tools and pumpkin seeds

Last night we took some time to carve pumpkins as a family. Yes, I know Halloween was a week ago, however we hadn’t really had the time to come together and perform our fall traditions.

And, we really wanted to roast the pumpkin seeds.

If you know our family, we tend to go all in…

 …knives were sawing away
 …plastic scoops were scraping the pumpkin sludge
 …creativity was moving into the red zone
 …Christmas music was playing in the background

It seemed everyone was on a mission to carve out the best ol’ Jack-O-Lantern in the house. Pretty soon a knife broke…and progress started to slow a bit…I calculated our pace and concluded there was a good possibility we would lose momentum….and then, would miss out on some of the pumpkin seeds.

And then it happened, I had one of the best “dad ideas” in awhile…I could use my new jig saw.

🙂 – Power tools and Pumpkin Seeds…. #nailedit.

How could anyone not love that combination?

Well, it wasn’t perfect…I found out rather quickly that although a jigsaw can carve super fast, it also makes a really big mess.

Almost immediately, I noticed slimy orange stuff on the counter top, floor and even my sweater.

I was reminded that even the best ideas can produce backlash.

This Sunday, we have a story about a blind man who is healed by Jesus and as a result there is a massive backlash.

It may have been impossible to even imagine the resistance Jesus experienced after healing this man who had been blind from birth.

I am already looking forward to hearing from Pastor Gabor Gresz as he shares a sermon from John 9:1-14 entitled, “From a blind beggar to an outcast seer.”

I hope to see you at 9:00am or 10:45am. If you cannot attend in person, you are welcome to join the livestream HERE at 10:45am.