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Monday Morning Musings …

Yesterday was a day of challenges and victories. As for my musings …

-I have a fierce head cold that is manifesting itself with a constantly running nose and sneezing over and over. I began to feel it Wednesday, it kicked in on Thursday and then on Friday I felt pretty good. When I woke on Saturday I was miserable and yesterday was even worse. The Lord helped me make it through my sermon without a single sneeze, but I think I am keeping the Kleenex industry in business by myself.

-Evidently, I was not the only one who was suffering. We had a lot of people who missed because they were sick.

-The best victory that took place yesterday was a young man giving his life to Christ! Wow God! He told me after the service that he had lost his hope but after our worship service, he had regained his faith. How awesome is that?

-Another victory that I enjoyed yesterday was the Eagles win in the Super Bowl.

-I am beginning to believe that we are going to have to replace my headset mic. We have had problems with it for a few weeks and the fixes that have made a difference in the past are not working.

-I have been studying for the 11 sessions I will be teaching this weekend at a college with ministry students. There is a trio of us going, and we will be teaching about starting new ministries and church planting. I am excited to share and very nervous.

-Our youth ministry is beginning to grow. It appears we will need to divide the group into middle school and high school groups soon. What a great problem to work on.

-Our weather was at least 20 degrees colder yesterday than it was last Sunday and we got a little snow in the afternoon. This is shaping up to be a very strange winter, as the temperatures keep fluctuating wildly.

-Last week marked the third week in a row that I prayed with a family who just lost a loved one at the hospital. I would appreciate that streak ending at 3.

-The volleyball teams I help coach are now both 7-3.

-This is going to be short today. This cold is messing with me.

-I am excited to have a church planter coming to share with us this Sunday.

-We are doing our 3rd annual “Give it all away” offering in 2 weeks. I love being able to do this and I love the message it sends about our vision.

Here’s hoping you are feeling better than I am and that you find some things to encourage you this week.




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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