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Monday Morning Musings …

We enjoyed an outstanding day yesterday. It was another “Wow God!” time of worship. We honored some special people and much more. As for my musings …

-We honored the people who serve in our Children’s ministries. They give a lot of time and energy to make an impact in the lives of our children. Our children’s ministries have been growing in number and in the number of children who are seeking to follow Christ. It is awesome. We took a few minutes to honor them in our worship time.

-Our time of singing in worship was very good.

-One of my sons in law sang just before my message. He really worshiped as he sang and his ministry in that moment was powerful.

-Our prayer times seemed to have a little something extra in them yesterday. I don’t know how to explain it, but I know what I felt, and it was very good.

-We had a new family in attendance and our total attendance was very good.

-Our community’s Christmas parade took place on Saturday. Our church had a float in the parade and it looked great. That is not just my opinion, our church’s float took first place. We had a bunch of children on the float. One couple in the church took the leadership for this and did an outstanding job. The weather was great on Saturday as well.

-We had both of our daughters, sons in law and 5 of our grandchildren at our place from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. It was great. We were able to Facetime with our oldest grandson who is in college. We were also able to Skype with our son, daughter in law and 4 of our grandkids for a while on Saturday (They are serving as missionaries in Africa). It was the first time we had seen their faces and heard their voices in a long time. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving for us.

-Our house seemed so quiet last evening.

-We had more technical glitches yesterday. All but one of them was resolved before our worship service began. Kudos to my wife and the tech team for their work yesterday.

-Now the big Christmas push begins.

-I am loving our mild weather. It was wonderful while our family was here, and today’s weather is just as good.

-In our Vacation Bible School this year, the phrase “Wow God!” was part of our theme. That phrase has stuck with us. Yesterday’s worship service could best be described as “Wow God!” worship. The best news is that we have had quite a few of those times in our worship recently.

-Our family is a game-playing family. Whenever we get together we play games. We had a couple of new ones and they were big hits. We played a few of our favorites as well. The sounds of laughter filled our home and I loved every moment. I also know that we will continue to discover reminders of the family being there as things that were left behind are found. Some things we leave where they are discovered as a reminder for a few days. I love my family and I am blessed to be part of this incredible group.

-My fantasy football team has a big lead this week going into the Monday night game. My team was the first to qualify for our playoffs. That is the good news, the bad news is that I seem to beat a lot of the teams when they have their worst week.

Here’s hoping that you will take the time to reflect on what you have for which to be thankful.




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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