Thanks for the kind responses to my post on Thursday. Yesterday was a good day. There were a lot of positives, it wasn’t perfect, but it was a good one. As for my musings …
-We began a new small group for young adult parents of young children last night. It was a good beginning. We had 15 in attendance and had some good discussion as we set the stage for the study.
-We had 7 or 8 people come to the altar to repent following the message yesterday. That is always an encouragement to a pastor.
-We had a couple of visitors in worship yesterday and some who were back for the second the time.
-On Saturday I was part of a minister’s choir as we participated in the funeral service of a retired minister. He pastored for 37 years as a bi-vocational pastor. Then he served as an interim, and pulpit supply pastor for several years. I never met him, he no longer was able to get out to district functions by the time I arrived in this area. But I was honored to help pay tribute to one who went before me and was so faithful.
-I am still having trouble with these 90-degree temperatures at the end of September. We have had 4 or 5 days in a row in that range. I don’t think we had this many in August.
-Our new mid-week children’s ministry kicked off last week with a bang. It was a great night with very good attendance and a lot of energy. Our light meal, before the mid-week ministries, was a big success as well. I loved seeing so many people investing in our children.
-I will be seeing my two youngest grandkids in a few days. That makes me very happy.
-Attendance was down a little.
-The feeling in the room was very good throughout our time of worship yesterday.
-My Cubs are still in first place, but they are not making it look easy.
-I had some good conversations this week with fellow pastors and with some of the people in my church. God is doing good things around here.
-My fantasy football team pulled out the surprising win last week and it appears that I won again this week. None of them looked probable until the end. But I will still take them.
-Reading a good book by Louie Giglio entitled “The Comeback”.
-I need to cut this a bit short this week.
Here’s hoping you are free to pursue the dream God is giving you.