Butch H. won first place for best chili. I think it was rigged. :-)
Rob Hadding also came. I got to meet his wife Marty. Beautiful family. Had a good visit with them. Enjoyed introducing them around.
Looks like I’m going to have a very busy week.
I’m looking forward to the holidays, the cool weather has already gotten me in the mood.. At PCC we suspend a lot of our extra curricular activities during the holidays, such as small groups, Bible classes, etc, to make room for holiday activities and parties. Plus, people just need the extra personal time. I think it’s important to build margin into the calendar.
I’ve been preparing a message series from the book of Job for a while now, and it’s just about ready. This will probably be the first series of 2012, to start in January.
It will be expository, through-the-book, chapter by chapter. Btw, I preach that way about 60-70% of the time.
Job’s experience teaches us about the mystery of suffering and it’s one of the most fascinating books in the Bible. Ironically, it’s also one of the most unread and untaught books of the Bible (probably) because it’s written in a poetry style.