Hitting the Wall…

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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

About mikewindley

Mike Windley is Lead Pastor of The Bridge Community Church in Morrisville, NC.
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2 Responses to Hitting the Wall…

  1. Cheri says:

    YAY for running!!!! WoW, I am impressed!!! A mile too?! You could so do a half marathon in 4 months. Come on old man!

  2. Matt says:

    Yes, I did get your joke. What’s up with the tag “ice cream”? You didn’t even talk about ice cream. Speaking of ice cream…gotta go.

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