Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Oh What A Night!

Had a great day...until about 6:45pm. It was my night to open the gym and share the devotion at church. The festivities began when I couldn't find a stinkin' regulation basketball. We had 42 girls balls but only one men's ball...and it was flat! I turned the building upside down looking for either a usable game ball or a needle to pump up the flat ball. After sending one of the guys out to his truck in search of a needle, we finally found one only to realize the ball had a massive air leak. We played with a girls ball all night!

On top of that, the Dell computer technician came to the church [he obviously works late] for the second time to attempt to fix the main office computer [for the second time]. Not only did he stop our basketball game twice, he informed me that the problem was worse than we anticipated. My hard drive was shot - most likely resulting in a ton of lost files [we aren't faithful backer upers].

And as if that wasn't enough, I was unable to find a Time Magazine article I wanted to read to the guys [must read article on Steve Nash -read here]. I just filed it two weeks ago but was unable to retrieve it when it counted.

In spite of all the diversions I still had fun. I became used to the girls ball, the Dell technician provided needed breathers as I was gasping for air most of the night, and God provided a great message even without the article.

God is still good even when the little things fall apart.

2 comments:

Evan said...

Thanks for the link to the Steve Nash article. That was really good stuff.

You handled your setbacks really well. If I lost my hard-drive...well...I'd hate to hear the words that might come out of my mouth :).

gretchenhs said...

I had no idea there was a difference in basketballs!

Chad - You should always back up and always have virus protection if you are on the internet. Those are CARDINAL rules for playing on a computer! Let me know if I can help!

Gretch