Today our CMA chapter, New Life Riders visited the home church of our President Adam. North Point Church is located in Round Rock, so Debbie and I headed out from our home (in the car) in Bartlett to see the chapter at the church. I set the GPS to take me to the church, and ended up coming down IH35. The map had us leave 35 at the 79 exit, and turn left (East) on 79. We did that and it then had us immediately turn right into the gas station on the South East corner of where 79 crosses IH35. It had us drive through the parking lot over to the South end of the station and it told us to continue another couple hundred feet to the parking lot of the church. Now, if you are familiar with this area, to do what maps wanted me to do, I would have had to go out into the north bound frontage road, but go south about 15 feet to the driveway of the strip mall where the church is…… Wait a minute, that means it wanted me to go against traffic!!! Not a good idea. So, I sat there for a minute and looked around…. Turns out, there were two tire tracks on the grass beside the frontage road between the two driveways that allowed me to drive the wrong way and not have to go out and risk getting killed on the North bound frontage road. If this is all not very clear, think about where a sidewalk would be, right beside a road, but nobody put in a sidewalk, they just drive on the grass to get next-door with their car. So, I did drive on the grass, and was able to get there without mishap. Now you might be saying to yourself, this seem like an odd way to get to church, and I would agree. I can only hope there is some other way to get there so everyone attending doesn’t have to go through what I did.
The church service itself was fine, the people are very friendly, and welcoming. Adam was allowed to show the CMA Run For The Son video that explains what CMA’s only fund raiser is all about, and later one of the preachers there talked about how we are supposed to be the salt of the earth, using the metaphor of salting each of us to make us salty. I’m not sure about the metaphor, but the Bible does indeed say we are supposed to be the salt of the earth, so I guess it’s ok to be salty. Salt is a preservative after all, and I certainly am getting old enough to need to be preserved. Anyway, here are a few photos of the visit;