Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Vacation Bible School: Day 1?

This week is our church's Vacation Bible School and I have been busy as usual gearing up for its fun, chaotic craziness. I was in Plentywood on Sunday and again Monday morning chasing down the last few million details. Then a dash home to pick up Caleb and we were ready(ish) for showtime.

But instead spending the evening wrastling young'uns, I had a leisurely evening at home catching up on chores and even doing some reading.

Why, you ask?

No, I didn't break my leg as I was fantasizing about earlier that day.....we were under a Tornado Watch. 

As VBS coordinator, it was my call whether or not to cancel things due to the Severe Weather Warning and Tornado Watch. Most of our staff (myself included) have to travel quite a ways to get to the church, and I felt it was safer not to be out on the roads under the circumstances.

The storm came and went with no significant damage around here, though it did produce a tornado about a half hour south. And I got to enjoy an unexpected evening off, PLUS a beautiful nature show in my own backyard.

As the storm passed, the evening sun produced a huge double rainbow to the east.

 On the other side, the sun was coming out from under a massive cloud shelf.

 Later that evening, the setting sun lit up the receding storm.

 Yes, indeed, I do think this was more restful than an evening of VBS. But now I can be extra revved up for tonight---and hopefully no more tornadoes!

This is a picture some lucky person got of the tornado yesterday. I bet it gave them a thrill---there's not a lot of places to hide out here!

P.S. The rest of Vacation Bible School went splendidly with no other weather malfunctions. We had a great, enthusiastic group of kids, and of course, my team was amazing as always. What a blessing!

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