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Monday Morning Musings …

Yesterday I did much to boost the economy, at least the economy of the cough drop industry. The other things that transpired yesterday were much more interesting and exciting. As for my musings …

-We had a lot of technical issues yesterday while my wife, and others, were attempting to put the final pieces in place for our worship service. The good news is that there was very little that was noticed by people during worship. The bad news is that we need to get some things taken care of soon.

-Our worship service went well. We had a lot of children in attendance and they add a lot of energy to the service before they leave for their own ministry time.

-There was a very good spirit throughout the service.

-Our attendance was good.

-We had a family return for the second week in a row.

-We had some people attend who had missed for several weeks.

-My wife and I have both been battling colds. The bad news is the colds decided to hang out in the throat over the weekend. Our volume of cough drops consumed was staggering.

-It appears that my fantasy football team will win again this week.

-I made it through November without performing a funeral. I believe that is the first month since January this year in which I did not perform a funeral. I do have a funeral tomorrow.

-I ended up changing my Christmas message series in the middle of last week.

-We were able to go get our Christmas tree at the beginning of last week. Then we have been too busy to get it decorated. But the tree looks good and the pine smell is wonderful.

-I am taking some training this week to be better equipped to teach the Fatherhood class that I am helping with at the prison.

-In my previous pastorate, I coached volleyball at the local High School the last 7 years we were there. I have been hoping to get into the program here since we arrived nearly 4 years ago. Last week I began helping with the 7th and 8th grade volleyball program. I am excited about this opportunity.

-Three years ago, my wife and I were in Kenya visiting our son, daughter in law and 5 of our grandkids. Looking back at some pictures over the weekend reminded us of how blessed we were to take that trip.

-Yesterday afternoon a group of 9 or 10 people returned to church and took the carpet out of our hallways. This morning the installers came and began preparing the floors for the new carpet that will begin going down tomorrow morning. It will look very different and much nicer by Wednesday evening.

-It is time to get my study hat on. I need to have a funeral message, Sunday’s sermon and a Fatherhood lesson put together in the next couple of days. The funeral is tomorrow morning, the Fatherhood class is Wednesday afternoon and I really need Sunday’s sermon nearly finished by Wednesday morning because of the training I will be doing on Thursday and Friday. Good thing I love what I do.

Here’s hoping that you will see God’s hand guiding you this week.

 

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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