I woke up at 5:55 this morning to finish studying for my sermon. Then, I went to church for the 9 o’clock service. I preached on Luke 9:18-27 and the steps to being a disciple of Christ. Then I returned home to pick up the family, drove the 30 minutes back to church, and preached again. We got home at 2 pm from church. I’m really tired. It was our last Sunday of the year, since we are going to Florida next week.

Tomorrow is the Guadalupe Day, when supposedly, the Virgin of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego. So, we are hearing tons of canons and fireworks exploding getting ready to the huge celebration. On our way home from church today, we saw a group of people wearing t-shirts with the Virgin on the back of them, getting ready to ride their bikes to the bascilica.