I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Monday. I guess it's just been that kind of week. The groups from Arkansas and Pennsylvania are through with their work. They worked in the house of a lady who hired a renegade contractor who did shoddy work and took a lot of her money. The sheetrock he hung up with nails was falling off of the wall. It was the Christian youth to the rescue as they stripped and rehung sheetrock in four rooms. They were rewarded when the sweet lady prepared them a couple of meals. But they were mostly rewarded by their love for Jesus that motivated them to do such hard work. Thursday I enjoyed a rare lunch with preacher friends Al Sturgeon, Les Ferguson, and Danny Dodd. We had a great visit. It was good for us to get together and share what was going on in our lives. We spent a lot of time talking about hurricane relief, and remembering those early days. I'm sure I've forgotten most of it. So many things that happened in those first days after Katrina is now a blur. But I remember clearly riding across the coast with Danny and the crew from Gateway to see Les and Al and to deliver supplies. Today was a day of meetings. Frank Shelton and Jessie Clayton are here (along with their wives) from Brentwood Hills Church of Christ in Nashville. They met today with our elders talking about the work here and how BHCOC can get more involved. The love shown from brothers and sisters far away continues to inspire and encourage us. Margaret and I ended our day by dining with the Sheltons at the Lookout 49 restaurant in Gulfport. It is a marvelous place to eat if you are in the area. Larry James is attempting to raise $100,000 in his ministry to the poor of Dallas. Not all disasters are weather-related. Larry's fight against poverty and the spiritual influence he brings to inner city Dallas is nothing short of heroic. I hope you will read his blog often. He is challenging in so many ways. The heart of Jesus is evident in his work. I've been trying to do better at keeping up the blog for Christian Crisis Resources. I invite you to check it out often and leave pertinent remarks! I hope your weekend is full of God's wonderful surprises. Keep your eyes open. He is working in ways that would amaze all of us!