Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Mind Dump

  • Very exciting today. Let me explain….

  • My energy level was at an all-time low. Before service I was in my office trying to figure out if I was even capable of preaching today. I’m glad that there was more energy in the house than I possessed within myself. It actually inspired me. In the first service people broke out into spontaneous applause about three times. The place erupted in laughter a couple of times. It was contagious and did a lot to lift ME. Thanks, PCC.

  • God’s Word was solid…. We are continuing our journey through I Peter.

  • There was a visiting pastor in service today. He is from Tennessee.

  • Our band did a good job. The song selection was good and full of energy. The second set helped open our hearts for God’s Word.

  • So many good things are happening at PCC right now. There is a genuine move of God taking place…. I don’t mean simply in the church services, but in people’s lives. Unchurched people are getting saved, others are being delivered from drugs/alcohol and marriages are being restored. Still others are growing in discipleship, small groups, and Bible studies. Furthermore, scores of people are honoring God with a servant’s heart by serving in a myriad of ways. I mean God is doing some stuff.

  • I really like how flexible our workers & volunteers are. They work with a “can do” attitude.

  • I’m blown away by how many people are literally hanging out after church each week too. Most pleasing to me is how I see so many friendships being formed.

  • We have some amazing small group leaders in our church.

  • I feel fortunate with our current staff.

  • As I was teaching today, about 10 minutes into my message , I saw a couple in service who I know has the weight of the world on their shoulders right now… I mean, big time. I was so happy to see them in church, rather than giving in to the burden they bear. Most amazing to me was I actually saw them laughing and enjoying themselves. For a brief moment it looked as if their load was a little lighter. As the Bible says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones" (Proverbs 17:22). They appeared to be living it. And I want to say to the both of you, if you are reading this blog, you were more inspiring to me than I could ever be for you.

  • With the swine flu going around, I was wondering if we should do the “fist bump” instead of shaking hands during the meet & greet time.

  • After church I came home and my house was filled with people who had come over for lunch. I didn’t even know anything about it until I got here! Had a great time. BTW, I was last in line… in my own house. Go figure.

  • Someone asked me if we are doing anything special for Mother’s Day next Sunday. I said, “Yea, we’re having church.”

  • Check back in daily. I am going to have an active week writing and posting on this blog.

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