Friday, July 11, 2008

What I Am Enjoying Right Now

Time with Renae
– We worked out together this morning, which I enjoyed. I’ve got to say, she SMOKED me on the bike ride. We ran, walked, and rode bikes – and she is clearly the champ on bike riding.

My Plasma TV – We received our Stimulus Check from the government last week, so I decided to do my part in stimulating the economy (and Wal-Mart) by purchasing a new plasma TV. It’s 32 feet wide and 12 feet high. Sweet.

Graduation from College – My oldest son is graduating from college in a couple of weeks. Thank God!

The Long Days of Summer – I’m a morning person. I love getting up at daylight each morning (and normally do). It’s cool and quiet that time of day – plus it provides me with maximum hours to fill the day. I’m a hard-charger and go all day long. I like it when it doesn’t get dark until 8:30 PM.

The Ministry – I love what I do and the people I do it with.

PCC – I love Pace Community Church, the people in it, and its ministries.

Foundations Classess
- Our summer Bible classes, (called Foundations), are great. The three teachers we have are hitting it out of the park! I am so glad these men stepped up to the plate; they are doing such a great job. Plus, I love seeing the 60-70 people who show up each Tuesday night. It's giving me a chance to meet some new people and getting to know some others better. Tuesday nights are marked on my calendar for the next six weeks.

What My Critics Have Done to Me – Life is good right now. To everyone who has spoken badly about me, spread mistruths, lies, and distortions of the truth, sown discord, tried to ruin me, harm my family, and hoped to see PCC fail – I say, “thank you.” You made me press in closer to God and deepen my dependence on Him. You drove me to my knees to seek the fullness of God’s Spirit again. The trouble you brought me reaffirmed my calling – reminding me that my call to pastor PCC came from God, not you. I am stronger in that calling than ever before. And for that, I am thankful.