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Monday Morning Musings …

Yesterday we enjoyed a great time of communion and a morning full of distractions. My musings …

-We had our first winter snow and ice event on Saturday morning. Most roads and parking lots were clear but there were a few streets and certainly some driveways were slick. That impacted attendance. I think it impacted people’s mood more than anything else.

-I had many distractions yesterday. Beginning with my wife and I having to do some quick cleaning because our cleaning crew for last week evidently didn’t realize it was their week to clean.

-We had a very good time of sharing communion together as we focused on being thankful and how it looks to live a life full of thanks.

-I messed up during the sharing of communion and did the cup before the bread. I don’t think I have ever done that before. In spite of my error, the spirit was wonderful as we shared.

-Even with some people staying home because of the weather we had an attendance above the average for last year’s November.

-Our sound system was a major distraction during worship yesterday. With great emphasis on MAJOR. Our new set up can’t get installed soon enough.

-Our children’s workers continue to be rock stars.

-Our people brought in a lot of food for us to share with 2 families for Thanksgiving. In fact they brought in enough that we may be able to help 3 families.

-I am very excited that our family will be together in our home this week. Well, everyone except for the crew in Kenya. Hopefully we can Skype with them sometime during the weekend. I am very much looking forward to the sights and sounds of the grandkids, ages 1 through 8, filling the house. Then the adults will fill the house with laughter and trash talk as we play games after the kids go to bed. I love holidays with our family.

-It took me a long time to settle on the direction for this year’s series of messages for Christmas. I am really looking forward to preaching on “The Secret Christmas Wishes”. We will look at what God’s Word says about those desires we don’t put on our Christmas lists.

Here’s hoping you have a great week of being thankful.





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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