Hey, Dad. I guess this'll count as the weekly email (with pics!):
Welcome back, Bill Watterson! He's still got it! Now show us your face!(Notoriously reclusive artist Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, made a surprise return to the comics pages this week, as a guest artist on the comic strip Pearls Before Swine.)
Both, "Pearls Before Swine" and, "Calvin & Hobbes" are great comic strips. Despite the fact that tangible, paper newspapers are becoming increasingly archaic, comic strips are an art form that still have resonance. Shawn and the band are great; are they planning on any more gigs? The Rangers-Kings game sounds amazing. I'll definitely have to check it out when I get home. Hockey is the most misunderstood of North American sports; those who understand it realize how truly great it can be.
The tie and the concert sound great and I guess that I knew that the Saturn was getting close to its end. (Mom made Dad a quite lovely necktie for their anniversary; they attended a Houston Symphony concernt to celebrate; the Saturn in question in Mom's 11 year old Saturn VUE, not the planet.) Bishop Bassett does have a great point about self-reliance; it's unfortunate that people who needed to be reminded of it didn't hear it. (News from Alief Ward...)
I'm appreciating more and more the importance of rebuking with love, rebuking without being preachy, rebuking as Christ would rebuke. People respond when they recognize that you love them and want what's best for them and you're right, they will listen. I'm grateful for the ability to discern that.
It was a busy service week. We did a lot of yard work, volunteered at a community cancer relay/activity day, and taught. I've grown to love this area and the people in it and I know that they want to do the right thing.
Thanks for continuing to email. I'm grateful for your continued thoughts and prayers and we're continuing to see good things and even great things happen here.
It's just one pic for this week; more will be coming soon: