Saturday, September 15, 2012

Catch Up

Okay.  I’ve been a little slower on my blog recently.  I realize that.  It’s been deliberate and intentional.  I wanted to ensure that my most recent posts got read by as many people as possible (i.e., Planned Abandonment Makes the Future Possible; Why I Love PCC; and Sharing the Pulpit).  I suppose I have succeeded because there have been more than 2000 visits to this blog in the last twelve days.

This provides an idea of PCC’s future; the State of Our Church; and my position on a few leadership issues.

Another reason for the slowdown is because I have been extremely busy – more than normal – for the last two weeks.  This has created very long days, late nights, and early risings.  Thankfully, it’s about over.

Yesterday after work I tilled my garden under in preparation for planting a fall vegetables.  This morning I will use the row builder to build raised rows.  Sunday or Monday I will be planting.

The deer are destroying my field peas right now.  Not a happy camper.  Hunters welcome  (:-)

Tuesday of this week I went fishing with Robert H. and Donnie S. after work.  We got in the water about 5:30 p.m. and fished until dark.  We were doing fine for the first hour or two, catching one or two here and there.  But just before dark we caught 62 mullet in our cast nets.  All this happened in about 15 minutes time.  It was very exciting.  I love living in this area.

I must say that Pace Community Church has some of the finest servants and disciples I have ever seen.  We’ve got people in this church family who have been with us for many, many years; almost from the beginning.  They have been with us through every season – good, bad, transitional, up, down, exciting, mundane, prosperous, lean, in conflict and in harmony – yet they remain steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, and trusting of their leadership.

These are the kinds of people who make Pace Community Church WORK!  If not for them this ministry would only be a shadow of what it currently is right now.

In fact, during the last two weeks – which was extremely busy – many of them have really stepped up and performed above and beyond the call of duty, working shoulder-to-shoulder with me and others.  Thank you. 

Just so you know, PCC is stronger than ever.  We are here to stay.  We are accomplishing great things for Jesus Christ.  God is sending lots of new people to us, they are happy and excited, finances are strong, attendance has reached new levels recently, and new people are entering the ministry.  Wow!

Renae bought me the book “No Easy Day” which is about the Seal team that raided and killed Osama Bin Laden.  These guys are the real deal.

Tomorrow’s message is: Abigail & Nabal – Beauty & the Beast.  You’re really going to enjoy it.  It’s the story of how a beautiful and intelligent woman saved her husband’s neck.

This blog will be very active next week, beginning with the Sunday Mind Dump.

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