2018 February 25 Sunday in Liberty Hill Texas
51° and damp start to the day. No real sunrise just a brightening of the sky.
I had some time before leaving for church. So thought I’d do some work on the computer. Microsoft had other ideas. There was a software update.
So instead of doing that, I started some BBQ chicken for lunch. I’m really liking the InstaPot. To start with I used the saute feature to lightly brown some bone thighs. While they were coming, I cut a few potatoes into large cubes. With the chicken ready, I cancelled the saute and changed it to slow cook for four hours. Coated the chicken with homemade sauce, put a divider above the chicken and placed the potatoes on top, closed the lid (making sure the stream release valve was open), and tada I was done.
By now the computer was done updating and I could get some work done.
It started raining right at 8:00 a.m. We’ve had the windows open all night and this sounded like such a gentle rain that I decided not to close them. One of the advantages of living in an RV is louvered windows that can be left open when it rains. And that was a good thing because just as we arrived at church it cut loose and rained like a cow pissin’ on a flat rock. (one of my Mother’s favorite sayings) The rain was so loud on the roof of the sanctuary that I said the preacher was going to have to shout into his microphone to be heard. However by the time the service started, the rain had slowed to a drizzle. Looking out windows to the east were brilliant white clouds against a light blue sky. Looking to the west it was dark.
In spite of the weather we had a decent size congregation this morning. Lots of kids for the Children’s Time.
Pastor’s message was about the joy of the Lord. He was inspired by Kathie Lee Gifford’s testimony on the Megyn Kelly Show. Follow this link to watch what she has to say about Billy Graham and what he meant to her and her family.
Just like yesterday the sun came out about three o’clock. The outside temperature rose to 65° and inside to 78°. From the forecast it appears we will have a “day off” from the rain followed by Tuesday and Wednesday more chance of rain. Again I will state that the rain is welcome here in the Texas Hill country. Here is a little information about the drought. “The lack of rain is causing concerns about fire danger, poorly developed winter pastures, including wheat, and dropping surface water levels for livestock, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agents in areas that have missed rain events.” For more information click here.
RVtravel.com publisher Chuck Woodbury has been staying in Kerrville Texas for a while and had a “meet and greet” there today. I would have liked to have gone but it just didn’t work out for us. Kerrville is about a two hour drive through some of the prettiest parts of the Texas Hill Country. I’m sure that he’ll post something about the get together on his newletter.
As the sun set I took a photo. As I’ve said before, it is the clouds that make a beautiful photograph just as it is that the clouds of life are what makes it interesting.
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance[a] upon you and give you peace.