Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Mind Dump - October 2, 2011

Great day.  We were firing on all eight cylinders.  Except from a few minor nuisances, the day was about as good as it gets.  Attendance was strong.  Giving was up where it needed to be.  The song service was exceptional.  Felicia Haefner hit a home run on the song she sang with acoustic guitar, (see is the daughter of Gene & Connie Tharp).  The message seemed to minister to a lot of people.  More registration cards were turned in than what is normal.  Plus, there were at least eight visiting couples.

I love it when God sends new people to us. 

I’ve noticed recently that we seem to be high on the list of choices when newcomers move into our community and begin looking for a church home.  And to think, we are doing ZERO advertising (except for a web site).  Neither do we sit on a main highway.  Yet, people find us.  It’s mostly word-of-mouth and a God-thing.

Three people committed to Christ today even though I did not give a strong invitation.  That’s another God-thing.

Our security team was on high alert today.  You may have noticed an increased visible presence.  It was there for good reason.

As a point of interest:  two weeks ago a pastor and associate pastor were shot in church by an angry church member in Orlando.  We’re not taking any chances.

I'm glad to say that in spite of every hardship we've ever faced, the foundation holds.

I’m loving the cool temperatures.  It doesn’t get any better than this.

There’s something about cool weather that makes me want to break out my spandex and go for a bike ride.  (:-)

The next time you see my on my bike, it’s going to be “spokes & spandex.” 

I wore flip flops today.  I figure if Jesus wore sandals to church, so could I.

Actually, it was because I had an injured foot.  I stabled myself with a pitch fork last Thursday, right through the toenail.  You can see a picture HERE.

AS A MATTER FOR INFORMATION:  I may not be the person you need to talk to about a church-related issue.  In fact, you’ll probably get better and more accurate information from other staff or ministry leaders. This may come as surprise to some, but I don’t know everything that is going on at PCC. There are other people who know more about what’s going on in certain areas than I do. This is called delegation and trusting others to lead.  If you have a question or an issue that needs attention, work through the proper channels (or chain of command) first.

I think the presidential campaign of 2012 is going to be nasty.  It’s likely to be one of the dirtiest in American history.  When you pit one American against another, things turn ugly.  America is already a divided nation on multiple fronts, now our incomes, loss of jobs, and taxes are going to separate us even farther.

This will also be a good time for Christians to show good citizenship.

I will be planting a fall garden soon.  Things like green onion, garlic, collards, turnips, and mustard greens.  I’m getting a lot of enjoyment out of gardening.

I must say that I think our church has some exceptional volunteers, workers, ministry leaders, and financial contributors.  If not for these people, a lot of kingdom work would go undone and PCC simply would not exist as it does today.

The ownership and dedication they demonstrate is something I admire greatly.

Looks like my Jack Russell is going to have puppies.  Oh boy.

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