Beautiful Late Summer Weather
We are adjusting back to living further north. The mornings are starting to get cool and darker. The wake-up temps have been around 60 with highs in the high 70’s to low 80’s. Lately, we have woken up to dew on the windows and have had to run the heat and defroster for a little while until the windows clear up. And it’s not even Labor Day.
Jamming to the Oldies
I have been working on transferring some of my old albums and tapes to digital format. Most of them are now stored on my hard drive. I have burned a few to CD, so I can listen to them in the van. Yesterday, I had a rare morning in the van without anyone else, so I cranked up Glad’s original album. This album has long been out of print and was never re-released to CD. It was great to listen to these songs — I was surprised how many of the lyrics I remembered. It goes to show you how much you can retain from when you are young.
Student Ministries Kick-off
I continue to enjoy my new role as Worship Arts and Student Ministries Pastor. I would ask for your prayers as Wednesday night we kick-off a brand new ministry at Parkway. For the time being we are calling it Parkway Student Ministries. I know it’s not very original. It will use a format of 20 minutes of music, followed by some games and then about 30 minutes of teaching. We are kicking off with a picnic. I’m really looking forward to it and it sounds like the others are as well.
On the worship front, we taught a new song “You Are Holy (Prince of Peace).” We taught it as a call to worship. Last week, we taught “Days of Elijah.” The congregation caught on very quick to “Days”. This song will take a bit more time. This morning I did one of those dumb things guitar players do from time to time. This was the first time I had ever done it and that was to place my capo on the wrong fret. The plan was to play in Ab — I put my capo on the 2nd fret, putting the song in A. I quickly realized my error and dropped it down to the 1st fret. We recovered very well and the rest of the set was really good, including some great harmonies and accapella singing.
Turning a New Page
Tomorrow I try something completely new. I will be starting a running routine. Our lead pastor is a runner and is in good shape physically and he has encouraged me try running. He gave me an encouraging article that encouraged everyone to try running. It did say that at the start I would do more walking than running, but every bit of exercise helps. I’m looking forward to getting fit and losing some much needed weight. I’ll let you know how it’s going.
Redeeming the Time
I thought I would finish with this word of encouragement — to make the most of every opportunity that God has given us…Seize the Day!