Sundays can be kind of weird. I always start out the day with going to Pillar Church, eating lunch and then… Well, most weeks, the rest of my day is consumed by homework. Every other week I also get to help lead at our Sunday night worship service, the Gathering, so I am at the chapel from about 5-10 PM on those weeks.
This week was different.
Somehow I got all my homework done on Thursday last week, so I didn’t have to worry about my Monday homework on Sunday at all. It was awesome. It was also one of the most beautiful days I think I’ve ever experienced. So, in honor of all these wonderful circumstances, my friend Stephanie and I decided to ride bikes to the beach. Since I have not ridden a bike in a long time, this was more of an arduous task than I expected, but it was on Steph’s Hope College bucket list, so I was happy to join her for this adventure! It was great to be outside for so long and just to enjoy Holland State Park and spend time with one of my best friends.
We also made some new friends when we asked them to take a picture of us and they said they only would if we would also take a selfie with them. I have no idea who any of them are.
On our ride back to campus, we stopped at Captain Sundae for chocolate-covered bananas. They really hit the spot! As we talked on our way back to campus, we realized that we were both on board for another adventure. We decided to stop at home for a little while to shower and do some quick reading for class this week, and then we hopped in Steph’s car and headed out to South Haven, which is about 30 minutes south of Holland.
My family used to always go on vacation in South Haven, so I have a few favorite spots there. I’ve been trying to take my friends to Sherman’s Dairy Bar since freshman year and we’ve just never gotten around to it, but Steph and I were determined to make it there (Sherman’s was also on Steph’s Hope College bucket list). But first, we decided to go to the beach in South Haven for the sunset. Steph and I both love a good sunset at the beach and we also both love ice cream so it was the perfect plan. Please don’t mind the fact that we had already eaten Captain Sundae earlier that day…
Wow, it was perhaps the perfect sunset, and I loved showing one of my friends around a town that is close to my heart! I made a video of our adventure to South Haven and I would love for you to watch it, so that way you can see the amazing sunset and cute town for yourself!
“For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.”
– Psalm 84:11