We headed over this evening to the New El Goal Post for the Cycle Stylez benefit, and of course for dinner. We had BBQ sandwiches with all the fixins, punctuated by pickled jalapeños. Not too hot, but they spiced up the sandwich nicely. Then we found a place to sit, and enjoyed a nice chat with friends. They had some very nice raffle items, including it appears some canvas portraits by Tilt of some wonderful photos downtown. He does get some great shots. A good party for a good cause.
We attended the Summer Sizzle today at Hardtails in Georgetown. It was very well attended, and we had lots of people to talk to. It is a benefit that helps to support the J.W.Rock Foundation, where we provide Christmas food baskets and presents to the most needy at Christmas time. I think everyone was having a great time.
We had out monthly UCOA meeting this evening, and though the weather was kind of wet, we still have a good turnout. The new UCOA web page (CLICK HERE) is up, and there are lots of events coming up, so be sure to check the new calendar (CLICK HERE) as well. In particular this Saturday is the Summer Sizzle at Hardtails in Georgetown. See the flyer below.
Don’t worry, this has nothing to do with politics.
When we are born into this world, we are given a certain number of years to do with as we please. Some of the things we choose to do can shorten those years, and some can lengthen them, but we will all eventually reach the point where we wonder how many moments we have left. Personally I have lived for 66 years so far, and I have certainly seen some of those years go by quickly. Especially the more recent ones seem to go by very quickly. I think as we approach the, uh, lets say later years, we develop an internal sense that we need to start using our moments rightly.
Eph 5:15-16 “So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.”
That last part about evil days was written 2000 years ago, but we can still see today that our society is changing, and not for the better. So perhaps this is still an especially good time to consider what we do, and make the most of the time we have. I for one would like to continue to enjoy the community we have built for years to come, but to do that I see that I must use my time wisely. How about you?
After church today I stopped in at Spinners in Pflugerville for the benefit for Grady. It was very well supported by the community, and I heard by Grady’s job co-workers as well. There was a dunking booth, and a bikini bike wash, so no-one needed to go away without a clean bike or dry, if you wanted to volunteer for the dunking booth. They were serving up great taco plates, and auctioned off a few items to help Grady with his medical bills. Heal quickly Grady, we are praying for you!