April Recap

It’s that time again — the end of the month and the end of the month review.  We had 910 views this month which is about the average for 2009.  

Top Ten Posts for April

Wednesday Night/Mosaic Update 27
About Dale and Pam Argot 21
The Reason for Communion 16
Love Grew Where the Blood Fell 15
Wesleyan Bloggers 12
Humble Obedience and Submission 11
Under Appreciated Missional Bloggers 9
Maundy Thursday Service 9
Uncle Buddy’s Prayer 6
The Lost Pussy Cat 6

Holiness Quote

The pure in heart seek to see the world through the eyes of Jesus and respond accordingly.  The power of the Holy Spirit makes the response possible

— Dr. Jo Anne Lyon

Answering the Call

I found this video yesterday.  It was posted on the page for the Center for Women in the Ministry on Facebook.  This morning I searched YouTube and found the same video.  This video tells some of the history of women in ministry in the Wesleyan Church.

Wednesday Night Mosaic

Beautiful Weather

After a very hot end of week and a somewhat hot weekend (even for Summer), today was gorgeous — it was a tad humid, but the temp was nice — it’s 77 as I write with a chance of rain through the weekend.  The rain over the last few months has caused our grass to grow and yesterday I cut it for the second time.  It was getting a little long — especially the church grass.

Busy Day

I normally don’t work on Wednesdays because I like to save it for getting ready for Sunday and Mosaic, but there were things that needed to be done — so off to work I went.  It was a good day and I several good workers with me.  I always like when that happens.  I rely on those who are doing community service, so that doesn’t always happen.  We got the job that we were working on about a third of the way done.  That leaves Thursday and Friday.  Hopefully we will get it done and it won’t put us too far behind on our pickups of donations.

Mosaic Student Ministries

It’s Wednesday, therefore it must be Mosaic.  We had a good crowd tonight and we were missing several students.  We had 21 students and 7 staff.  I’ve issued our students a challenge to beat by the time we depart for Staunton.  My challenge is to have 40 (students and staff) on any Wednesday between now and the last Wednesday of June and I will receive a pie in the face for their efforts.  We have reached a high of 38 several times in the last four years.  In the next eight weeks, I want to see 40.  I think they can do it.  

Mosaic was good tonight — the students seemed interested in worship tonight — even when we did a “new” song.  We did Every Move I Make, Famous One, and Mighty to Save.  The “new” song was Famous One.  But they even did that one well, maybe because they heard it on the radio (I can hope at least.)  

Well, I have another busy day ahead of me tomorrow.  Time to relax and get ready for bed.  

Seize the day!

Sunday Night Thoughts

Summer’s Here

Over the last few days, it has been down right hot.  We’ve been in the 90’s for the last three days.  One of those days topped out at 97 degrees.  That is warm, even for the Southside — those are July and August temps around here.  Hopefully by mid-week, we will be back to close to normal and get a little rain in the process.

What a Great Service!

This morning we had a wonderful service at Preston.  The tone was set as we enthusiastically recited The Apostle’s Creed.  It helped that our friend Mike was back in service after a hospital stay.  I think that made every one a little excited.  We had some great congregational singing and that pumped me up for the sermon.  Many mentioned that they had never heard me preach like that.  But when your preaching on how the resurrection can make all the difference in your life, how can you help from being excited.  I’m still excited from the service this morning

Local Church Conference

Today I presided over my last Local Church Conference at Preston Wesleyan Church.  It was bittersweet, but we had a good meeting.  Chairing the Local Church Conference is not a responsibility of a staff pastor – so this won’t be something that I will have to do next year.  It’s hard to believe that in just two months, we will be leaving this congregation and begin a new journey at our new church.

What a Race

After dinner, we stopped by to see one of our friends and watched the end of the NASCAR race.  What a finish!  I was really hoping Jr. was going to pull out a win and I’m really glad that no one was seriously injured in that crash at the end of the race.


This evening I had a chance to jam with a local Southern Gospel band.  Their bass player is temporarily out, so I filled in.  It was good, even thought it was warm in our sanctuary.

What a great day.  Now it’s time to relax and enjoy what’s left of the evening.  I hope you have a great and blessed week.  Remember to seize the day!