Friday, May 31, 2013

Boat Church

Boat Church on Lake Hartwell
Last Sunday, our good friends, Ed and Linda, hosted Boat Church at Lake Hartwell.  Boat Church started several years ago when a group of us who had home churches around Atlanta wanted to find a place to worship on Sundays when we were at the lake.  Usually, we drive our boats to their dock, which was located centrally, and either sit on the dock or in our boats to sing, pray and learn.  Everything is simple and casual as you can imagine, but the worship is pure.  We had to move Boat Church to their patio last Sunday because 65 people showed up and the dock was sinking.  There were even people in the balcony above! (the main level deck).  We “do” Boat Church throughout the summer, but not every week.  Let me know if you would like to join next time.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mom's Rule

This past weekend was great for me.  I got to be with three generations of Mom’s.  My Mom, Pat.  My wife, Caroline, who is Mom to my two kids and my daughter-in-law, Emily, who is Mom to my grandson, Evan and our second grandson soon to be born.  Caroline took the lead in preparing a meal for all of us on Sunday.  It was amazing, but more amazing is her ability to serve seemingly effortlessly.  I am so blessed to have her with  me, have my Mom living next door to us and to have my kids and grandson nearby.  I hope each of you was able to celebrate with one or more of your favorite Mom’s.  I’d love to hear your stories.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

That Dam Run

I haven’t run a 10k race since the Peachtree Road Race in 1985, but my daughter Lizzy inspired me when she ran a half marathon this year.   This year was the 35th anniversary of the Hartwell Dam Run, so I committed to the race and invited my family to participate.  I was excited that we ended up with 11 family and friends running/walking with their SpotOnTheLake hats on.   I had set a goal to finish under an hour and finished in 57:59.  Setting the goal made preparation for the race easier and almost fun.  It is interesting that this past week, I didn’t run once (with nothing to prepare for).  Chalk one up for goal setting.  Making the goal felt good, but having my family there with me was the best.