My great-uncle Dan came to town for lunch today. He was traveling and made a detour through Lincoln to see Richard and I. When the family in Kansas City heard, they also came to Lincoln and we all met at Runza for lunch. I love my family. One of the things I really love is that they are always willing to meet for quick little lunches to say "hello" since we are sometimes scattered in different states, and sometimes even different countries. Uncle Dan and Aunt Tricia have been in the mission field in both Indonesia and South Africa for most of my life (that I can remember). Now, they work with Barnabas International and provide support to pastoral staff, missionaries, and missionary kids. It is always a lot of fun to have lunch with Uncle Dan - he always has great stories to tell. The lunch hour went really fast, but it was great to see the fam even for a little bit.
Now that I have this blog, I take pictures more often! Here is a picture of us at lunch. Hey mom, your shirt matches the cups!
On a side note, I have been studying Habakkuk 3 for our Bible study. There is a verse that says, "I will joy in the God of my salvation." This is the second time in one week that I have heard "joy" used as a verb. I usually think of it as a noun or adjective (I have joy. I am joyful. etc). So, that got me to thinking about what "joying" is and if I am doing it. The best part about this statement is that Habakkuk says that he will joy in the Lord no matter what happens (Hab. 3:17-19). Great reminder, especially since I cannot think of one thing in my life right now that should keep me from having this attitude. I am also working on memorizing the whole book by the time we next meet. I only have chapter 1 done...I have got my work cut out for me. But, perhaps by having these verses in my mind over the next few weeks, I will remember to also "joy".
That thought brings me to another one - more random this time. How do you say Habakkuk? Is it Ha-BACK-kuk or HAB-A-KUK? I say it wrong (second way), according to the majority, but it is how I learned and I will probably keep on saying it wrong.