Today we were invited to celebrate the fourth birthday of the Jeff Brown family's youngest child. It is a privilege and a joy to play with all four children--this time, frisbee--and enjoy whatever Jeff sets out for the feast. It was a smorgasbord of open face sandwiches and a lovely salad. Dessert was a "goodis kaka," which means candy all over a scratch chocolate cake. More and more, our time with them feels like being with family.
It was good, beforehand, to worship at church on Pentecost Sunday. Our friends were glad they didn't have to say any formal goodbyes since they knew we would soon be back.
I enjoyed the pressure of not packing on Sunday. We use this day as a day of rest and recuperation. Things are a little sparse, but not as bad as they will be tomorrow.
As I type this, a fantastic sunset is evident by the pink clouds overhead, but I'm too weary to walk a block past all these apartments to see it fully myself, which is already regrettable.
Still, I'm grateful for friends, cute little kids, good food, family and the day "the sound like the blowing of a violent wind," "tongues of fire" (Acts 2:1-4), and the gift of the Holy Spirit changed the lives of Jesus' disciples and continues to change more disciples and my life forever.