Wow! what a week. Last week at this time I was rehearsing with the FLAME worship band and enjoying a cool day in Indiana. Last week was a great time of refreshment in my spirit, fellowship, networking and connecting, and worship. Yesterday, I returned home and immediately had to get back into the swing of things here.
I had been working on what I was going to preach the past two weeks and really felt the Lord help me with that as I prepared for worship last night. I tried to get some decent sleep last night. This FLAME was better in the sleep category over all. Most nights I got 6 to 7 hours sleep which is very good for me when I’m away from home.
Not only did we have worship this morning, but we had our Local Church Conference this afternoon. What we have done is to make this one event. We have worship at 11. Lunch follows worship. This morning I preached for almost 45 minutes — this is a rare event, so lunch was a little late. Following worship and lunch, we have our business meeting. I got the idea from looking at the sample agenda the district gives us. It suggests that we should have a time of worship and a devotional. Well, we have combined the whole thing and I think the people enjoy it. The reason my message was so long was that I do a state of the church address as part of Local Church Conference.
Everything was over by 2 this afternoon and I came home and took a nap. It felt really good. Tomorrow, everything really ramps up again and it will be back to business as usual. Have a great week. Carp Diem!