Wow, I am exhausted this morning. The problem with ending a vacation on a Friday is that I spend Friday night and all day Saturday really busting it to get comfortably ready for Sunday. This year had the added issue of a community event that I needed to prepare for and participate in on Sunday evening. Enough whining, here we go.
-It was great to be back home and worship with my church family. I told several people who asked how my vacation went, “It was great to get away for a few days and it is even better to be back home.” Love these people.
-There was a community event with our Police Department and a few other local churches last evening. The Churches purchased and filled 250-300 backpacks with school supplies for elementary and middle school students. They were free for the taking. The city pool was open and free for anyone to use and we all supplied snacks and drinks for all to enjoy. It was a great night and it was wonderful to be a part of this event.
-We have had a very good summer of worship and yesterday was another very good day.
-I preached on “Getting Up from Being Down” (overcoming depression) using Elijah and I Kings 19 as the outline. For too long we have not addressed this in many churches. It is real, it is important and it can change lives.
-We had good attendance for the Sunday before school starts. It has been a good summer regarding our attendance.
-I loved how our people worked with such a persistent and positive attitude at the community event last evening. Did I mention that I love these people?
-I am really excited to be here for an entire school year and find ways to get involved.
-I am missing coaching volleyball. This would be a week of really pushing things with a team getting ready for the first competition. I miss the players, I miss the forming of a team, I miss the sport and I am going to feel sorry for myself today. Don’t worry, I won’t stay in this mood, but it is my honest feelings this morning.
Now that vacation is over I will get back to regular postings on the blog.
Here’s hoping you have someone to share with today and that your musings this Monday morning are forward looking. Talk with you soon.