peanuts valentineCarlton and I braved the cold weather this morning. We gave away 65 McDonald’s sausage biscuits and coffee from Starbucks to parents and grandparents who were dropping off their kids at Fairplay Middle School and South Douglas Elementary School. We gave away the rest of the biscuits (35 to the staff at Fairplay). It was a lot of fun. Some people thought we were selling the coffee and biscuits. They were surprised when I told them that it was free. When asked why we were doing this, I told them that we wanted to serve the community and wish them a happy Valentines Day.

It’s amazing what giving away free stuff does. We served today because people who are far from God need him. I hope everyone who got a biscuit and a cup of coffee, as well as everyone who saw us, will understand that. I hope they’ll visit River Ridge to hear truth presented in a fresh new way. We gave away a unique “valentine” today to let people know God loves them. Yea, it was cold. It was work. I didn’t want to get up at 5:00 AM. But it was worth it, and I’m glad we shared some love.