This has been a great day! Started by attending a ladies Bible study; Lies That Young Women Believe. http://www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com/ It was a great group of about 12 ladies, mostly younger than me. Ok, in reality, I think they were all younger than me, but maybe there was a little gray-haired lady sitting in the back that I missed. Whatever!
After Bible study I visited with Kristen and Kristin. Both young moms are new to EFCB so I was glad to get to chat. Kristen said "We should do lunch sometime" and I said "What about now?!" Not sure where that spontaneity came from, maybe it's the new me. So we went to Ted's Montana Grill, http://www.tedsmontanagrill.com/ a new restaurant in Bozeman, owned by Ted Turner, and famous for serving bison meat. So I ordered a Bison Montana Burger without really looking at the description of the burger, just thought it seemed appropriate. We ate on the sidewalk cafe, it was perfect weather! When I got my burger there was a large slab of ham on the burger, and since I'm not voracious carnivore, I took the ham off, and brought it home to fry up for breakfast in the morning. (Can I stretch a meal or what?!) It was such a nice time chatting with Kristen, sharing our stories. Two hours later we decided we should probably finish lunch, since it was nearly dinner time!
When I left the restaurant, I ran to Costco, then home, to gather items that I was preparing for dinner at church tonight. I cooked for the Recovery Group that meets every Friday night at our church. It was such a wonderful opportunity, to use my gifts (cooking?!), to meet new people, to feel I was ministering and being ministered to. All of these men are recovering from some sort of substance abuse. Some were out of work, some had probably been drinking before they came to the meeting, and one of them is homeless, sleeping in his car. It was a pleasure to serve! My family also came about dinner time, and helped me get everything on the serving table, and then they all helped me clean up.I divided up the leftovers ( I had cooked for an army!) so they could take them home. It was all very wonderful.
We went from the church to a Bozeman High School Football Game. As we were walking through the parking lot, a man asked if we had to buy tickets, or if we had a pass to the game. We told him we had to buy tickets. He pulled out his wallet and handed us two season passes to all BHS football and basketball games. He was a Booster Club Member and had these two passes to give to "a couple of deserving people." Not sure why he thought we were deserving, but what a blessing! We were overwhelmed! I looked at Jim and said "You just can't outgive God!" Unfortunately the Hawks got beat on their Homecoming Night, but there were two significant times in the evening when things got interesting. Early into the fourth quarter the Hawks blocked a punt that gave them possession, and a much-needed morale boost. As most of the crowd was enthralled with the new-found energy on the field, I was witness to a 60-something-year-old individual that apparently had some energy of his own. He ran in front of the crowd, on the track close to the stands, totally naked! He was probably a little disappointed that most of the crowd didn't even see him, but I was a little disappointed that I DID see him. And just in case you've ever wondered if you really can see much when a streaker goes by, (looka dat, looka dat) the answer to that question is yes! Disturbingly, yes!