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Monday Morning Musings …

Yesterday was a day with a wonderful spirit and some traveling involved. I was gone Monday through Thursday last week helping my Dad with a move. Therefore, I was cramming a lot into Friday, Saturday and even Sunday. As for my musings …

-I did not get called into the hospital for a chaplain emergency last night. That happened the past 2 Sunday evenings, so it was notable that it didn’t happen yesterday. I did however travel an hour and ten minutes to visit a person from my church who has had a very rough week. Then I visited another person from church at our local hospital.

-God really moved in on me during worship yesterday. I needed that encouragement.

-Illness once again kept many people away at both churches yesterday. This has been a very difficult winter with a lot of illnesses. I am looking forward to spring, I always look forward to spring but this time I am hopeful that spring will bring an end to all this illness.

-I was very encouraged by some conversations with people after worship in both churches.

-This morning we had 6 at our early morning (5:30 to 6:30) prayer time. That encouraged me.

-Last week was a very emotional week as I helped move my Dad to an assisted living facility. It is a wonderful place, but having to make a move like this is not what any of us wanted. However, it is the right move at this time. I am grateful that I was able to be there for that transition. As I held his hand and prayed over him before I made the trip home, I was taken back to the many times that I know he was praying over me. I am thankful for my heritage.


-This is the week for getting all the churches annual reports done. Our church year runs from March through February. I am trying to smile.

-My son and family made it back to their missionary assignment on Saturday. That had to evacuate in January for safety reasons. Not sure how long they will be able to stay this time. I am praying fervently for their ministry as well as their safety.

-I loved the response of my grandson who is a freshman in college to my wife asking him if he needed anything. He said, “Grandma I am fine, but I am a college student so if you want to send something I will be happy.” Guess what? She sent something.

-I missed my Discipleship group while I was out of state last week. I am really looking forward to leading them this week.

-March Madness is just around the corner. Looking forward to watching some games and beating my family in our annual contest in picking the winners.

-Working on a message about the vision for my churches. I love preaching about vision and I am carrying a heavy burden for communicating that vision this year.

Here’s hoping that you catch God’s vision for you and that you reach out to someone this week in response to that vision.




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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