Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunday Mind Dump on Monday Afternoon

  • Yesterday I was slammed!!! It has taken me 24 hours just to recover.

  • We had a medical emergency in the first service. Ambulance came. Fire truck came. EMT’s came into the service and carried a man out on a stretcher.

  • After that, we had communion.

  • At the end of the first service I had special prayer with a group of people down in the front. We laid hands on those with needs believing God to minister.

  • We were literally thinking on our feet and turning on a dime yesterday morning.

  • Second service went according to plan. We sang. I spoke briefly. We received communion. Then called people forward for special prayer.

  • All told, I laid hands on about twenty people yesterday praying the prayer of faith, along with a group of other praying people.

  • After second service I went to the hospital to see Mr. Mahler. It was good to see a group of people from our church already in the emergency room just outside his door. I stepped into his room and had prayer with him. He seemed to be doing much better. Right now it looks like he will be in the hospital for a couple of days. As of now the doctors still do not know what caused him to feint. The side of his face is very bruised and cut as a result of hitting his head on the floor.

  • A special thanks to Loraine Colon who rode in the ambulance with Robert Mahler to West FL Hospital so he wouldn’t have to be alone. Another shout-out to Kyle Brooks who left church and went to the home of Mr. Mahler’s daughter notifying her of the emergency.

  • By the time I got home yesterday afternoon I was a zombie.

  • In spite of everything church was very good yesterday. We really do have an amazing church family.

  • I am really proud of the spiritual growth that has occurred in our church family over the years. The fruit of many years of investment is really beginning to manifest itself now.

  • Each week we have a lot of visitors at PCC, and yesterday was no different. Plus, God has sent us a good group of diverse and talented people who have buy-in to our vision. I am really pumped about what the future holds!

  • On a personal note, my sugar-fast is still holding. I think it has been six weeks. My exercise routine is progressing and I’m in pretty good shape right now. I’ve also got my eating habits under control and I’m dropping weight in a healthy way.

  • More importantly, I feel as spiritually whole right now as I have in a long time. In the last few weeks I have come to realize the full extent of how God has preserved me over the last few years. I can honestly say that I am healed and have gotten over some things. Maybe I’ll write about this sometime soon.

  • Tomorrow I will resume the series – Confessions of a Church Planter.

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