Monday, November 20, 2006

Monday Morning Musings ...

Another Monday morning, another post of a pastor's musings following a Sunday. I have to confess that my musings are divided today. My wife has been gone for 4 days watching our grandkids so our son and daughter-in-law could go to a conference. So my mind is on seeing her again tonight, I have really missed her. Sundays are just not the same without her, regardless of the ministry she does at the church, she is my sounding board, supporter and encourager. So, Sundays are just never the same when she is gone.

Yesterday's worship started poorly, as I got up to welcome everyone I realized that the battery for my wireless microphone was dead, so I grabbed another mike and it took a while for the guys to get it on, then as went to sit down I inadvertently grabbed the worship leader's music with my stuff. Then as I went to find another battery, I discovered that we had none, so I handed a guy $5 and asked him to run and get a battery for me. He was a lifesaver, thanks Doug.

Even with all of those distractions the Lord was gracious and there was a good spirit in the service and there were some significant moments of impact. I believe credit also needs to go to a prayer warrior who was off praying for the service during its entire time. This is something we have done in other churches and are just getting started here. There is such power in prayer, because of the one to whom we pray. I c0ntinue to anticipate great things, because God is really up to something here.

Last evening there was a community Thanksgiving service sponsored by our local Ministerial Association. These are always interesting for me. I am not generally a huge fan of these types of services. I believe they serve a purpose at times and in some communities are more needed than in others. The attendance at these services generally tell me that most people do not believe they meet needs and are not important enough to attend. I am not upset by that, just making an observation. I believe we really need to evaluate these services and either change them, or not have as many of them.

I can't wait to see my wife, give her a big hug and kiss and talk together for quite a while. God was good yesterday, the day was positive, but it wasn't the same.


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