A Typical Saturday

Today we got up and put the bread on the front porch. Since November, ’09 we have been picking bread up from Panera Bread to distribute to the poor. We distribute about $3,000.00 worth of bread each month. We have two folks who come to our house to pick up bread to distribute.

We take bread to one of our neighbors. We take more bread to our former neighbors, who now live about five miles away. We also take bread to the gas attendant at Costco, which we did today. I met him one night about a year ago at Costco and felt led to ask him if he wanted some bread. He took some and we have been giving him bread ever since. He gives the bread to about three elderly folks.

The rest of the bread we take to our church on Sunday to feed the children’s ministry workers.

We then went to Home Depot for their first Saturday of every month kid’s workshop. Today the kids built a Valentine wall mount that you can put things on. They won’t put anything on it or put it up. They don’t use any of the things they have built at Home Depot. It’s more about the experience. They love building things and it’s a cool thing to do. They came home later in the day and began painting their wall mounts.

We then went to Mattress Firm to look at some mattresses for the kids. We also went to Trader Joe’s for no particular reason. It just happened to be beside the mattress store. We also went to the bank to make a deposit. We went to BiLo to get food for tomorrow’s Super Bowl party with our small group.

We came home. Jacob, our former neighbor boy who is Haydn’s age was visiting Mrs. Birdie with his dad. The kids saw their van and were stoked that they could see Jacob one more time. By the time we got into the garage, Jacob was running across the cul-de-sac to meet the kids. They played for awhile.

We had dinner. They painted the wall mounts. I downloaded a math game app from iTunes. Haydn played that a ton, which was the hope. We watched Andy Griffith, two episodes, which we do nearly every Saturday night. We also watched two episodes of COPS. The kids really like this. It is a great time to instruct them about right and wrong, obeying, trusting, wages of sin, and more.

I asked Ansa, “What’cha gonna do when they come for you?” She said quite loudly, “Pray!”

They then went to bed. It was another good, low key day, as we enjoyed each other.

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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).