It seems I may be “hitting the wall” in terms of blogging. I apologize for my lack of faithfulness. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like writing anything.
Anyway…here’s what is going on these days:
- Connection Group – we just finished week 6 of 10 in our Starting Point group last night. First of all, the Starting Point material is outstanding! If you might label yourself as a “spiritual seeker” or someone who wants to learn more about the God of the Bible, Starting Point is the place for you! It’s incredible stuff. And “b” (that’s a joke – let me know if you get it), I love our Starting Point Group. Last night we met out at Jordan Lake for our meeting, where Joe and Elisa were camping. What a great setting and I’m so appreciative of the dedication of our group members to make the drive out, and to brave the waters!
- I ran this morning. Yup, you read that right. I woke up at ten minutes to 5 for some reason, and figured, “why not?” So I got up, strapped on my two-year-old sneakers, that no one in their right mind would run in, and hit the road. I am a s-l-o-w runner, usually running 10 minute miles. But, I haven’t run in, geez, years. But I was determined to make it one mile before stopping, pressed up the hill that felt like a quarter of a mile and then “sprinted” the last tenth of the mile in order to come in to the approximate 1 mile at 10 minutes. Then it took me 16 minutes to walk/run my way back! I hate running. But I may toy with doing it more since my sis-in-law challenged my athletism on her blog and challenged me to run with her in a half marathon. It will be nothing more than a small miracle for me to run a half marathon.
- Reading a couple of different books. On is “Experiencing God through Prayer” by Madame Guyonne. Warning – this book is not for everyone – only those who so long to grow deeper in their relationship with God than you might ever imagine. It is odd book, and will leave many saying, “Huh? I don’t get it.” Give it a shot if you’d like. It’s incredibly practical, which I like.
- Preparing to “lead worship” on Sunday. In theory, they (whoever they are) tell me I am the lead worshipper every Sunday at church, since I am the Lead Pastor. I can only hope that I truly do model worship in my life. But this Sunday, with our esteemed worship leader, Cary, out on vacation, and our usual back up out of town as well, I have accepted the responsibility. I enjoy playing guitar and singing, but I’m not the greatest at either. I get the job done, but I know it is not my calling. But I welcome the opportunity and look forward to sharing the responsibility with Linda who will be leading out as well. It will be a great day of worship! Come prepared!
That’s it for now.