Times and Tubes

Times and Tubes

This past week we were able to get away for a few days of R&R on vacation. We went to Branson and spent some time swimming, mini-golfing, reading, boating, and tubing on Table Rock Lake.

It’s hard to beat time out on the water…especially when it’s so hot outside.

The kids took turns on the tube, getting pulled over the waves and through the water. It was a blast! On our final day, our time on the boat was almost up and most of the kids still wanted to get in that one last tube ride.

Instead of choosing between kids, we decided to put them all on the tube.

8 Kids on one tube!

Even though none of us had imagined ending with all the kids on one tube, it turned out to be their favorite memory from tubing.

If any of the kids had decided they wanted more of the tube to themselves or that they didn’t want to share with the rest of the crew, they would have missed out big time.

Sometimes in life, when our circumstances don’t match our expectations, we can tend to get anxious or upset. In fact, managing expectations can be one of the most important parts of managing our relationships.

After we returned back to our place for dinner, we spent some time talking about how important it is for us to take the time to enjoy and appreciate every single day. We discussed how easy it can be to look out into the future, dream about what life could be, and forget to count all the blessings in the present.

This Sunday, Jonathan Harrison, who along with his wife Karen moved to Kansas City to help plant New Life 15 years ago, will be continuing our series, Thriving in an Evil World with a sermon from Psalm 37:16-22 entitled, “Be content with all God provides.” Jonathan earned a Masters in Biblical Theology and uses this degree along with several other math classes which he took for fun, to support his career as a Financial Planner. Together with his background in theology and career in finance, Jonathan has a unique perspective to teach us about contentment.

I sure hope to see you on Sunday at 8:00, 9:15 (Full KidCity available) or 10:45 am, or you can watch the Livestream on YouTube (Like and Subscribe) or Facebook at 10:45 am.