Sunday Night Cranium Dump
I was prepared for the flu to wipe out our attendance this morning. It sidelined my whole family. But we were only off by a few. January is shaping up to be our best month of attendance EVER. I haven’t checked to see how giving was. Our challenge for 2011 is about $12,000 extra every month. I’ll be interested to see how we’re doing. Some random thoughts on this morning:
- Thank you, Lord, for sparing me from whatever else my whole family has contracted. And thank you, lady from WalGreens, for talking me into a flu shot a couple of months ago.
- We need some new t-shirts and hoodies on our product table, and the hold-up in making that happen is, uh, … me. But I’m on it.
- Still trying to figure out the best way to accommodate those who have made salvation decisions at the close of our worship time. Thinking about having New Believer Packets available in a room just adjacent to the auditorium. Your ideas?
- I appreciate the time our Worship Team invests in doing their thing with excellence. I know for a fact that one song they did today was brand new, and proposed DURING the week. And they nailed it.
- I appreciate Kevin Lockaby giving us his time and talent this morning even though his wife and baby were in Conway Hospital. Glad he could scurry out halfway through the second service.
- I’m not crazy about beginning my teaching time with serious, sad, vibe-zapping material. But it served a purpose today, I think.
- Suffering happens, and being spiritual doesn’t prevent it.
- But God has a purpose and a plan.
- And you fit in it. Even the cruddy parts of life.
- How about our “videography team’s” archery masterpiece? :-) I almost watched the Golden Globes to see if Richard Floyd got nominated.
- Is your life – like an arrow – in the hand of God the Master Archer? He may pull it backwards, hold it still, and re-aim it toward the target He’s always had in mind.
- And that might happen, like in the life of Joseph, as God “re-purposes” what others intended for harm.
- Next Sunday’s going to be interesting. I’m going to tick some folks off. It is one of my spiritual gifts … maybe the most pronounced one.