Q: What do you do when life gives you lemons?
A: You make s’mores.
For about a month, we smelled natural gas outside the sanctuary doors. But as it often happens with a group, everyone thought someone else would call. I finally took it upon myself to call Atlanta Gas one Thursday morning. Atlanta Gas responded within 30 minutes and determined that we had a significant leak in one of our pipes buried under ground. To be safe, they shut off our gas.
This was the beginning of February. Our new property chair immediately called the necessary repair companies. By Friday morning, he had discovered:
- There was a hole the size of a silver dollar in our pipe. We were blessed to be there.
- The leak was buried too deep for most companies to fix.
- The only company willing to do the repairs couldn’t get to it until after the weekend.
I got the phone call at 11:00 a.m. on Friday morning that we would not have heat in the church for worship. Temperatures were expected to be near freezing all weekend, so the property chair suggested we cancel worship.
“Give me an hour. I think we can have fun with this,” I told him. I had no idea what I was going to do; but as soon as I hung up the phone, I began to brainstorm. One hour later, I came up with a plan that I loved. Read more