Just past the graveyard

I took this picture Sunday evening. I chased the sunset from the West Ave Dunkin’ Donuts past my apartment and to the corner of Springport and Sandstone. I was just about losing hope Springport would offer a view of the horizon when I came upon a graveyard that backed up a hill to a field. Though it’s hard to see in the picture, the field was littered with hay bales and rolls gently and is quite beautiful. It will be a good place to visit again sometime.

After watch Spider-Man 3 downtown Sunday afternoon (I plan to sometime blog about my Spider-Man 2 and 3 reflections after watching them both for the first this weekend), I took advantage of the amazing weather and walked around downtown Jackson for a couple hours. How my appreciation for it grew! It really is quite beautiful—especially on a day like Sunday.

I wish I had had my camera with me, but at the same time, it’s nice to just have memories of things sometimes—especially when you’re spending the time with the Lord. We walked and talked and just enjoyed the late afternoon. It was really good for my heart.

Lastly… be praying for me. I’m preaching at church this Friday evening. I’m really excited. I haven’t given a “formal” teaching since two April’s ago. I did a sermonette one Friday a few months ago and of course share quite a bit at the small group I lead. But, it’s nice to get these opportunities to share what the Lord’s be teaching me in a more official way… and brush up on my speaking / teaching skills while I’m at it. I hope to cut down on my usage of the word “like,” which I completely beat to death in April ’06. Saying “like” is about as bad as saying “ummm…”, which we all know is a public speaking no-no.

Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a blogger, marketer and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.