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Monday Morning Musings …

Yesterday was a great day of worship, meaningful communion, people at the altar, new people in attendance, fun fellowship at a fantasy football draft, a challenging time of vision planning and a pleasant meal at a local park with my beautiful wife. What a great day! As for my musings … 

-At my 9:00 church we had several at the altar and many coming to support and encourage them in prayer. God is moving in people’s hearts in Canton.

-At my 10:30 church we experienced a very meaningful time of worship and concluded our worship sharing communion together. Yes, God is definitely moving in people’s hearts in Canton.

-We had a couple of new people in attendance at my 10:30 church.

-We have had to add another children’s Sunday School class/Small group at my 10:30 church. A room that had become a storeroom was cleaned out last week so this could happen. From birth through elementary school we had 2 groups 2 years ago, now we have 4!!!  

-A group of 10 guys from my 10:30 church gathered for a Fantasy Football draft at noon yesterday. It was a very fun and lively time. Looking forward to the season and the conversation (otherwise known as “trash talking”) as the head to head competition begins. I am fearful that my team might need some divine intervention.

-Later in the afternoon I had a surprisingly encouraging meeting about some vision planning. God sure does move in some surprising ways at times. I love that serving God is never boring and is always worth it.

-We have had 2 weeks in a row of glitch free sound in my 10:30 church. The issues in my 9:00 church continued but we think we know the problem and should have it improved soon.

-We had my son, daughter in law and their 2 youngest with us for 4 days last week. That was so enjoyable. They are now on a 3 week tour of some churches sharing about their ministry in Africa and seeing some family and old friends. They will be back here and sharing in my two churches at the end of the month. Then a week later they will be headed back to Africa for 3 years.

-The month of September is really full of great things taking place in my churches. Every Sunday has something significant taking place.

-Yesterday after everything was finished my wife and I grabbed some food and headed to one of our local parks to eat. We sat at picnic table where we could see a lake and near a walking path so we could do some people watching as well. We had a wonderful time of talking, relaxing, engaging with people walking by and it was a great finish to a very busy week.  

-Looking forward to a couple of days with nothing scheduled.

Here’s hoping you find some time this week to rest, reflect and refresh.



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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