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Monday Morning Musings …

We enjoyed a very good Mother’s Day as God continues to move in powerful ways in our church. As for the musings …

-A big thank you shout out goes to the great group who provided a delicious and generous breakfast buffet for the ladies of our church. The place looked great with special decorations. The ladies were served instead of going through the line. There was a good number who came and enjoyed the fellowship. The best part of the breakfast was the sounds of conversation and laughter.

-Even though the weather was dreary we had good attendance once again.

-There was good energy in the whole worship service and a good percentage of the people were very engaged.

-We showed a special and fun Mother’s Day countdown with many Mother’s Day facts from around the world.

-We had a good number of children in attendance once again. This is one of the most encouraging things happening in our church.

-I began a new message series on relationships entitled “Ouch … Healing Relational Pain”. Each week we will examine one area of relational pain and apply biblical principles for healing. Also, each week will have concrete action steps to take toward healing. The response yesterday was very good and I am really looking forward to seeing, and hearing ways in which many people’s relationships improve.

-We did not have our small group since most of the group was involved with some special Mother’s Day activities.

– On Saturday evening my wife and I attended another’s church’s Saturday evening worship service. We rarely get to attend a worship service in which we have no responsibilities. Then we went out to eat in honor of Mother’s Day since Sundays are rather busy for us.

-I participated in a funeral service for a great guy on Friday. He and his wife are regulars in our church and he loved Jesus. He was in church last Sunday morning for the first time in 3 or 4 weeks because of not feeling well. He gave a strong testimony when I spoke with him on Sunday. Then on Monday morning he was gone. His wife was in worship yesterday and my heart ached for her in her first worship service without her husband of 54 years. There is always a lot more happening in a worship service than most people are aware. I can guarantee that your pastor has a lot more on his/her mind than just the words of their message. Please remember that this week as you pray for your Pastor.

Here’s hoping you find someone to encourage this week. Here’s hoping that you notice the fingerprints of God in your life this week.

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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