1. Julie and I voted this past Saturday.  It’s the first time I’ve ever gone through early voting.  I highly recommend it.  It was fast and easy, even though the polling site looked busy.  They had several lines and it took only about 5 minutes to go through the entire process.  We voted at the public library in The Woodlands, across from the Market Street HEB and next to the Pavilion.  You can early vote until Friday.

2. Julie went to a teachers conference in Galveston last Wednesday through Saturday so I was on my own for a few days last week.  Here is what I learned: 1. If Julie leaves me or dies before me I’ll be able to survive as long as I can buy food at a restaurant or fast food place.  Apparently I have no ability to cook myself a meal. 2. I can text if I am motivated.  I probably set a record for myself sending texts to Julie, it must’ve been at least 20!

3. Fall Festival 2012 was great.  Had a good turnout in the colder weather and our church turned out to put on a great show for the kids.  It’s so much fun to see the kids dressed up, playing games, laughing and having fun.  I really enjoyed the parent/child games, especially the three-legged race.  Nothing like watching Chris Rivard carry Devon across the finish line!  Those of you who have pictures, please send them along.

4. Going under the knife this week to have my right knee scoped.  They are going to remove some torn cartilage and do any other repairs needed.  Apparently there are signs of “wear and tear” says the doctor.  How could that be?  I’m a young man.  I haven’t done anything to mistreat my knees.  I do find it interesting that on both my knees the major work that must be done is on the interior side of my knees.  Probably because of my bow-legged ways 🙂  So I’ll be out of the office from Wednesday through the end of the week, but I’ll be in the pulpit on Sunday.

5. With October coming to a close we are about to enter the holiday season.  Thanksgiving and Christmas seem so far away still, but we know they are just around the corner.  So Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are due to the church beginning November 11th.  And our end of the year mission offering, known as the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, will begin soon.  And of course the Thanksgiving Dinner will be on November 18th and other holiday traditions will follow soon after.  Keep your eye on the church calendar and make sure to not miss a thing.  We are going to have a great finish to 2012.

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