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Monday Morning Musings …

Mondays are always a day of reflection and recuperation. I used to take Mondays as my day off, but I changed that practice several years ago and I am really glad I made the change. I didn’t make the change after some epiphany or after extensive research. I made the change because Mondays were the best day for staff meeting at the church I was serving at the time.

Shortly after making the change I realized that I had always taken a lot time on Mondays to reflect as well as recuperate. Now I was reflecting with others and not taking that time away from time with my wife.  I have now discovered that Mondays are a great time to replay the events from Sunday while they are still fresh and to follow up on any needs quickly. I also now enjoy my day off with my wife in a much more relaxed way.

Yesterday was a good day.

– I recognized at 9:00am that all of our Sunday School teachers were already in the building and making everything ready for their classes which don’t start until 9:30. How cool is that? What a great group of dedicated and committed teachers.

– Had an uplifting time of prayer with a retired pastor just before the worship service began. I am always humbled whenever someone prays over me and especially when it is someone who has served so faithfully for so many years.

– Had an in-town visitor return for the second week in a row.

– Had more than a dozen people come forward committing to make prayer a priority in their relationships. Not just praying for the relationship, but praying to add value to the relationship and for God to bless the other person. To really pray, not just wish a relationship was better but to pray for as long as it takes for the relationship to be better.

– Had a great time of sharing and heartfelt discussion in the small group that meets at our house on Sunday evenings.

– Had a great number of people commit to serving in our Vacation Bible School. I am really pumped about the number of adults who desire to make an impact in the lives of children.

– Had another Sunday of good attendance.

As I sit here reflecting on Sunday I am encouraged and burdened. I think that is a great place to be, how is your Monday morning?

 

Dennis

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About dennyowens

I am a pastor, writer, and coach who is seeking to encourage people to follow Jesus and regain hope. I am a husband to a wonderful wife and helpmate, a father to great kids who are following Jesus and a grandpa to the greatest grandkids in the world. I have been a coach for many sports and a coach to a few pastors as well. I love sports, love to read, love to fish and love to do anything with my grandkids.

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