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Monday Morning Musings …

This morning I sit here typing while looking out over the waves as they come rolling into shore. I could get used to this, or at least get used to doing this a couple of times each year. Our vacation is not over yet and it will be one that will give us great memories for years to come. As for my musings …

-Vacation Sundays are always very different. Not preaching and not being at my home churches always makes for an odd feeling for me. We are without transportation of our own on this vacation and there was not church within walking distance that we discovered. We chose to worship with some great friends through the live streaming of their worship service. It was a great service and fun to see some familiar faces. Pastor Dave Engbrecht, thanks for the message. Keep the fire hot and preach it brother. After all, “our greatest days are just ahead”.
-I also spent time praying for Pastor Matt and our churches back home. It sounds like things went well and it just goes to show that I can be gone, Pastor Matt cannot. Last time he was gone we had some disastrous technical problems.
-This vacation has been so relaxing. Seeing the ocean from our balcony and hearing the waves whenever we sit out on the balcony has been awesome. Spending time sitting on the beach while reading, sleeping and people watching has been refreshing and enlightening.
-It appears that we may get some stormy weather today. That could be interesting.
-We were told that just a few minutes after we got of the ocean yesterday some dolphins were spotted swimming just beyond where we had been jumping the waves. Seeing that would have been incredible.
-The timing of our vacation and my message for this coming Sunday is perfect. It is almost like someone a lot smarter than me was planning it all. Come Sunday and you will understand.
-I am reading a lot while on vacation. That is the norm for my wife and I when we vacation by ourselves. I am reading a mix of Christian books, fiction mysteries and a lot of scripture.
-I have typed several notes into my phone while I have been here. When I get away, get out of routine and read a variety of material my mind refreshes and creativity begins to surface. I love when that is happening.
-Talked with my Dad last evening. He sounded good. He will turn 89 on Friday.
-We have enjoyed 5 straight days of sunshine here. I think we had 5 days of sunshine in the past month at home. Hopefully we can direct some toward home before we leave.
-I am not sure but I may have caught a glimpse of some lightening a moment ago. We certainly don’t have sunshine yet today. Looks like we will be reading inside today. Gotta go, this should be interesting to watch.
Here’s hoping that you find something to refresh your mind today.

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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