Today we woke up to -15 degrees. This is easily the coldest temps that we have experienced since we left New York, which is before I ever started blogging. It has been that kind of week. Not only did we experience that extreme low and some extreme wind chills over the last couple of days, we have yet to experience a day over 20 degrees this year. That changes tomorrow as we see a high in the low 30’s and then it looks like we are going to start on a temperature roller coaster. There are 40s and 50’s for highs and mid twenties for highs over the long term. This week we will enjoy a change of pace from the brutal cold, we even may see the 50’s this week.
The weather was big news this week, but we also had our kids here. Our beautiful grandchildren were here along with their mom and dad. We got to celebrate Christmas which was appropriate being that season of Christmas didn’t end until Friday night. It was a good, but weather shortened week.
This week, I’m working a new sermon series on the Parables of Jesus. I don’t think I’ve ever done a series on that so I am looking forward to preaching this series. It’s going to be a busy week this week – board meeting, prayer meeting, missions meeting and our local pastor’s meeting that got canceled last week, because several of us are bus drivers and couldn’t be there at the meeting time because of a rare two hour delay. We also had a rare canceled day this week because of the cold.
Finally, we had a good service this morning, despite the -15 start to the day. We did a Covenant Renewal Service, which is much more formal than our normal service. I often compare it to renewing our marriage vows. I think it’s important to begin the new year this way. I think there was a good response to the service.
That’s about it for this week. I am hoping to get some more run/walks in this week. Blessings…