Our walk to the falls in the Dupont Forest was good exercise amidst beautiful scenery. I'd visited before and loved the place. It's not unlike a Scottish forest trail, only a lot hotter.
We saw Tropic Thunder with its cavalcade of stars (Robert Downey, Jr, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Nick Nolte, Jon Voight, Tom Cruise and Steve Coogan). We enjoyed it for what it was and laughed a lot. Two sheriffs' cars were parked outside the theatre and officers were on duty inside. We later learned that there has been a little gang trouble focussed on the movie theatre. We wondered if we'd catch some more excitement like our tornado experience in Chicago. Thankfully all was peaceful.
Church today was an encouragement (shouldn't it be everytime, if I go with a humble attitude?). I shared first from my experience of GAFCON and where things in the Anglican Communion could be heading. At the eucharist, I shared from 1 Samuel 27 on not depending solely on what we think is the right thing, learning to think in a Godly way and how God uses people like David, even though they get so much wrong. The grace and transforming power of the Gospel was the focus.
I've visited here several times and spoken at the church weekend twice before, so there is some relationship. I can even remember some names! John Barr got GV Boy and me up for prayer after the preach, which was both humbling and supportive. Much appreciated. However, I was robed up like Friar Tuck. No pictures were taken of this aberration.
We're chilling out for the rest of the day in preparation for the long haul back by car to Chicago over the next two days.