"Never give out while there is hope; but hope not beyond reason, for that shows more desire than judgment."
– William Penn
This week was a slow week. We didn't do much because I had several things due for school and I had to focus on that this week and we just felt like being home bodies. I am on the downhill slide though and feel very good about finishing this semester in 10 days. Whew! Lesson learned, for sure.
Anyway, what we did this week was a lot of fun. We hung around the campsite mostly because it was just so beautiful. We rode our bikes and did some geocaching in the park. We went to see the Christmas lights at the American Rose Center. That was really fun. They had a drive-through light display around the rose gardens. Steve and I even had our picture taken with Santa! We then toured the grounds and looked at the Christmas displays they had set up, listened to some children sing Christmas carols, and viewed the beautiful nativity scene they had. I would say that got us in the Christmas spirit.
Steve and I also attended the Casting Crowns concert here in Bossier City. This is my favorite Christian band and I must say, the concert was phenomenal. They had 3 other shows prior to Casting Crowns taking the stage - - Lindsay McCall, The Afters, and Sanctus Real. Great show and we absolutely loved it. The thing we found most impressive with the members of Casting Crowns is that they only tour thursday - saturday. The rest of the week they are at their "regular" jobs as youth pastors or youth ministers in their respective churches. They have sold more than 5 million albums, won numerous Dove awards and a Grammy and still have a heart of service. Incredible.
Other than that, we've been experiencing some severe rain in the last two days so not much else going on. Steve's been working on his photography skills and I'm just hammering through school. Next week, we are in Dallas visiting friends and some family. Man, it will be so nice to see familiar faces.
Until then, stay dry up there! Steve and I are praying for all of you who are suffering with flooded basements and other issues as a result of the torrential rains you've had in the Toledo area.