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Monday Morning Musings …

Yesterday was a fun day. As for my musings …
-We honored our high school and college graduates at both churches yesterday. We have 11 who have graduated from high school or college this year. 5 of them from high school and 6 from college. It is also fun to recognize and honor those connected to our church when they reach these milestones. The church body has played a part in them getting to this point in their educational career so this is always meaningful to the individual and the church.
-Our attendances were right at our averages in both churches.
-My wife and I leave for our vacation in a few days. We might be just a wee bit excited. My wife started packing a few days ago, that means I have started as well.
-Last week I made a brief trip to visit with my Dad and stepmom. I was gone for 37 hours and 12 of those hours were spent driving. My dad is doing much better than he was just a few weeks ago. I was encouraged by the visit and am always blessed when I spend time with my Dad and my stepmom.
-Yesterday was #2 in our sermon series on restoring relationships. I am encouraged by how well these messages are being received.
-We had a problem yesterday and did not get the message recorded. That is a bummer.
-I think my mind is quickly slipping into vacation mode. I must power through this day before I can let that happen.
-Our weather has been strange this month. We have been in the 80’s a few days and the past couple of mornings have been in the 40’s. That is not fun.
-One of the things I am looking forward to on vacation, besides spending quality time with my wife, is doing a lot of reading. I am still gathering my reading material for vacation. I think we will have our clothes in one suitcase and our reading material will fill most of the other one. Plus, we have several books available that have been downloaded onto a couple of our electronic devices.
-We had an exciting announcement at church yesterday. My Assistant Pastor announced that he and his wife are expecting child #2 to arrive in October. They have a 2 year old girl and will be welcoming a boy in October. Church growth, I love it!
-I was encouraged by my discipleship group when we met this week. They are really digging into the Word and seeking to apply it to their everyday lives.
-My prayer time this morning was great.
-In reading through the book of Nehemiah in my personal time with the Lord, I am once again impacted by how involved everyone was with the vision of rebuilding.
Here’s hoping you see God moving in your life this week.



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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