Yesterday had many great moments. Yesterday also continued our string of several Sundays of outstanding worship services. As for my musings …
-Our children’s ministries are on fire. Such great things are taking place in all our children’s ministries. Kids are learning great truths. Families are being reached. The number of children attending keeps growing.
-The growth in our children’s ministries has created a problem. We need more people to begin serving in this area of ministry so that our current workers do not get burned out.
-There was a good spirit in our worship service.
-Attendance was good.
-Yesterday, for some reason, I really missed some of those who passed earlier this year. The places where they usually sat seemed to stand out to me yesterday.
-The new carpet in the hallways at church looks great.
-I amazed at how mild our weather has been. I am not complaining, but I am amazed. My brother in Georgia has had a major snowstorm, but we have had only flurries so far. I expect much more to come, but I am enjoying this for the moment.
-I went to Chicago for a couple of days last week for some training on the Fatherhood program that I am helping to teach at the prison. It was fascinating to hear what many in the training are doing to reach fathers in their area and to hear their personal journeys as well.
-We did not have any major technical issues during our worship yesterday. That is a major praise. A big reason is because my wife spent time figuring some things out and fixed a couple of our computer/projector problems. Have I mentioned lately that my wife is awesome?
-I finished first in my Fantasy Football league. We are now in the playoffs and I have a bye this week.
-Last week was difficult for my preparation and study. With a funeral and being out of town for 2 days, I had to maximize the time I had available.
-I am excited for this coming Sunday when our children share a major part of the worship service with their Christmas presentation. The energy they bring is always exciting. The opportunity to make a good impression on visitors is something I get stoked about.
-This week I will be meeting with some people who are interested in, or at least curious about, baptism. I am looking forward to meeting with this group.
-My oldest grandson, he is also my oldest grandchild, had a birthday last week. I have vivid memories of the day he arrived, and my world forever changed in an awesome way.
-It is time for me to get going. My wife and I have an insurance meeting this morning. No, I am not smiling.
Here’s hoping you find much to smile about this week and that you share your smile with many others.