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Musings of a late nature …

I try to do a “Monday Morning Musings …” post on Monday mornings, thus the title of the posts. This week I didn’t quite make it considering that it is now Tuesday evening. My excuse, I had a colonoscopy on Monday morning. I don’t know if you consider that a good excuse or not. My guess is that if you have ever had one, you consider it a good excuse. If you have never had one then you may not understand why I didn’t get it done. Just wait, your time is coming.

Since it is now Tuesday evening, I am going to broaden my musings a bit. As for Sunday, we had a tremendous day at our church. Our VBS (Vacation Bible School) was last week. It went well and finished even better. We three or four times our normal Sunday children’s attendance come to our VBS. We saw several children pray to accept Christ as their personal Savior! (That is the biggest highlight of the week.) We had over 40% of our Sunday morning average Worship attendance help in our VBS. (Re-read that last sentence. Not 40% of our adults, 40% of our average Sunday morning worship attendance! This is going to be a great moment in the history of our church.) Our workers were awesome! There were some newer people who served and there was some great fellowship, real solid fellowship, taking place as people served together. I really feel in love with the children as I got to know them in a much better way than I had before. The kids brought in more than enough money to sponsor a child’s education in another country for 1 year.

Then on Sunday, the kids rocked the house during our worship service. They showed us how to worship with enthusiasm. They shared the lessons they learned for the Word and they were very attentive during the whole service. I shared a brief message and some adults and more children prayed to receive Christ as their Savior!!! We had a great attendance, only 5 fewer than we had on Easter Sunday morning. Then we had a picnic to celebrate a great week of VBS and not only did we have a great number who attended they hung around and talked with each other a long time. I love seeing that kind of fellowship. Then our workers stayed and cleaned up the place. I am so humbled by all the hard work so many people did this week. I am blessed to be their pastor.

The report from the Doctor to my wife is that everything looked good from my test. (I don’t know what the Doctor said because I wasn’t real aware at that point.) I must confess I am not a fan of the day before preparation for a colonoscopy. Here’s hoping I don’t have to go through that again for quite a while.

Some lessons I learned from my medical experience and working in our VBS … on second thought, let’s make that tomorrow’s post.

Here’s hoping you survived your Monday morning and are having a great start to your week. What did you learn this weekend?




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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