August 30th, 2002

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Busy Weekend: Allman Brothers Band

After spending all night in Durham Friday night and coming back to Greensboro, I turned around and went back to Raleigh on Saturday to see the Allman Brothers in concert at Walnut Creek. It's only the second time I've seen them, but it was a great one. We had good seats near the stage. I do wish I brought my ear plugs 'cause it was really loud. There was a great opening band that played some funky music. Man, I love the funk.

Then, back to Greensboro, where it was about 2:30 when I got to bed.
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Busy Weekend: Funeral

Last week, one of the members of my Sunday School class suddenly died because of a problem in her heart. She was only 49 and it came as a great shock to everyone. The funeral was Sunday afternoon and a lot of people turned out. The service was a moving service -- an excellent balance between honoring her life and comforting the mourners.

There is a lot of hurting in my church, and in my Sunday School class. There are a lot of older people. And there are a lot of people who are sick. It's been hard on the ministers lately and there's really no sign of it letting up much soon.

On Sunday, I was tired from staying up late the previous two nights. I was able to get a small nap in between church and the funeral. I didn't teach class -- instead, we all sat around and remembered our friend.

That was the end of my busy weekend. I've been dragging ever since. Maybe I'll be able to catch up on my sleep this weekend. Oh, wait -- we're doing a lot of traveling over Labor Day. Maybe not.