Sunday Night Thoughts

Sunday Night Thoughts

Hard to believe it is Sunday night already.  Yes, if you are wondering, we are feeling a little soggy.  Since last Saturday, it has rained all but one day (Wednesday).  Tomorrow is supposed to dry out and get sunny.  I am really looking forward to that.  I will be up early to go into Chick-fil-A (I open) and then if all goes as planned I plan on going for a run in the afternoon – if it is sunny that will only be a bonus.  It will really be nice to get back out there again.

By this time next week, we will be visiting our children and enjoying a bit of a vacation.  We really need the time away.  It should be much fun.

One last thing, because I need to get up, tonight’s edition is going to be short. We had a wonderful time of celebration this morning as we gathered around the Lord’s Table.  It is good to be helping our friends at Waynesboro Wesleyan.  This evening we had a great time with friends from our former church as we had dinner.  It was fun to fellowship and joke around (even if they were some bad puns.)

Over and out and be sure to seize the day!

Test Me and Try Me Lord

3826620_origNineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
October 4, 2015

Psalm 26

Declare me innocent, O Lord,
    for I have acted with integrity;
    I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me.
    Test my motives and my heart.
For I am always aware of your unfailing love,
    and I have lived according to your truth.
I do not spend time with liars
    or go along with hypocrites.
I hate the gatherings of those who do evil,
    and I refuse to join in with the wicked.
I wash my hands to declare my innocence.
    I come to your altar, O Lord,
singing a song of thanksgiving
    and telling of all your wonders.
I love your sanctuary, Lord,
    the place where your glorious presence dwells.

Don’t let me suffer the fate of sinners.
    Don’t condemn me along with murderers.
Their hands are dirty with evil schemes,
    and they constantly take bribes.
But I am not like that; I live with integrity.
    So redeem me and show me mercy.
Now I stand on solid ground,
    and I will publicly praise the Lord.

Prayer for the Week


Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Love Divine | Rend Collective

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing some Charles Wesley hymns done in a different way.  This week we listen to Love Divine (All Loves Excelling.) The horns are quite interesting – as is the whole arrangement.  There is no video to go with this, but I encourage you to listen to the song and the lyrics.