The Rundown

It has been a busy week for the Harris family as I am sure it has been for many of you. Here is my rundown of the last few days:
The fourth of July my boys and I mowed a lawn to get them some extra cash. We followed that by walking in the local parade with the Pop Warner football group. It was a long day of work and worry.
Last Friday morning I was called at 4:00 am to collect a road-killed moose. It was a little one but still took a couple hours to process. Which was okay other than the fact that we loaded up at 8:30 am to take my mother-in-law to Anchorage to catch her flight home. Finally the day ended by going to Sports Authority and buying football stuff for my older two boys. Season starts in just a few weeks here in Alaska.
Saturday was spent mostly grocery shopping in Anchorage. I hate it, but with four boys and two of them being teenagers, my grocery bill is enormous. A stop at Costco can cost a whole paycheck:( We got home late Saturday and put everything away in time for bed.
Sunday was Church. I needed to get up early and do some serious review since I had not been in the office for several days. Sunday School went well and then the sermon went well. The overall program had some glitches but it was okay. It was a nice day. Low attendance but that was expected with the holiday. The rest of the day was spent mowing grass, weed-eating and cleaning house. And getting ready for today.
Today my parents will arrive at noon. They have driven up the Al-Can because my dad refuses to fly. We look forward to a couple weeks with them. Tonight will be great as they have not seen the boys in 16 months.
As you can see, I have had little time to relax with everything going on. It has been a pretty good summer so far. The weather has been great and we have had very little downtime.

My two lessons from life lately:

1) Enjoy your family. I like having company, but my family is where I feel the best. I enjoy them and look forward to all of our times together.

2) Sleep in the Winter. That is an expression you here in Alaska a great deal. The idea is simple, the summer is very short and you had better enjoy every minute of it. The reality is, Life is short. Live and enjoy every minute of it – even when it seems crazy busy!

God bless


The Nail

A video was posted on Youtube in May but I just recently saw it. It is called “It’s not about the nail.” It is funny and cute but it is also insightful into men and women and their communication. Enjoy.

Six Word Memoirs

This past Sunday I finished an 8 week sermon series entitled “Six Word Memoirs.” I thought the series went great. Several people willing shared their six word memoir and I listed them in the program yesterday. Here is what the members of Homer Christian Church had to write:

Did my best with no regrets
Tried his best, forgive the rest
Incredibly blessed, powerfully partnered, amazing adventure
Accepted in Christ, opportunity in life
Come on, it will be fun
Ripe old age, satisfied with life
Love life, Love Jesus, Love work
Never Fails, the Lord will provide
One of God’s beloved, blood-bought children
Christ’s love for me for eternity
Be a decent respected Godly man
Bring joy to other people’s lives
I Struggled in Family & God
Lived for joy: Jesus, others, yourself
Grace received is grace to give
Bless the Lord, Oh my soul
Continually learning to live for God
Lots of failures, but always grace
Never should have opened my mouth
I should’ve tried a little harder
Why did I even say that?
Should have listened to my parents

Thanks for everyone who wrote these – including my 4 boys who wrote the last four 🙂