The second half of our Spring Break trip took us from Denver to Dallas, Texas where we spent time visiting with friends that we haven’t seen in 8 months. This was the part of the trip our girls were most looking forward to and to be honest, the week was spent running from place to event so that they could visit with their old friends.
Craig and I entered into this part of the trip with a bit of mixed feelings. While we very much looked forward to visiting with our friends that had meant so much to us over the last 10 years, we have also worked hard to help the girls establish a foundation that Florida is now their home. So there was a bit of fear that some of our work might be unraveled by bringing them back to Frisco (the only other home they really ever knew).
In addition to visiting their old middle school and hosting an party at Main Event for all of their friends to gather, we also enjoyed many of our old Frisco haunts – dinner at Babe’s, lunch at 5th Street Patio Café and Jinbeh, brunch at Randy’s Steakhouse and desert at Double Dip. On Saturday, Summer visited the School of Rock while I strolled up and down Main Street to visit with the Downtown Merchants.
We spent Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday involved in church activities both for the girls and for the adults. Craig got some fabulous shots of the Easter Service and Egg Hunt which you can view at http://cmaccubbin.smugmug.com/
One stop we did not make was Frisco City Hall, a building full of people who have been very influential in my life during our last 6 years in Texas. My passion during our time in Frisco was my work at the City. Many of my friends and family will tell you that I am still very attached to the work God gave me an opportunity to be part of while I was there.
And yet, I know that God has brought us to a new phase in our life here in Florida.
One of the books that I finished reading on this trip was “Primal” by Mark Batterson. It is an amazing book about how as Christians we need to rediscover our true purpose as Christians to love God above all else. I spent the end of the trip collecting the quotes I love from this book to share in future blogs, but in reflecting on our trip this one verse stood out for me.
Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Romans 12:1 MSG