As I sit here on Monday afternoon, I am still thinking about yesterday. I once was told that that the things that make us great often become our weaknesses if we aren't careful. I am a person who can't sit still very well. I am a person who often has an unlimited amount of energy. I am a person who never really wants to quit (even though I have a lot of half finished projects around my house). I am a person who is consistently thinking about something. I find myself on Monday often thinking about Sunday. The things I think went well, the things I think we want to be better. This Monday is no different. I guess since I am trying to use social media in a more purposeful way I am going to share some of those thoughts.
1. What a powerful service yesterday. I truly felt like we are on the road of returning to our first love and I am so excited to see what the future is going to look like.
2. We had our first Sunday since Easter, where we had over 400 in attendance. I am not one who dwells on how many people are in church on a Sunday, but I do think attendance says something. My job as a leader is to figure out what is it says. I guess right now, this weeks attendance is a confirmation of my prayer this last week that we would have a big group of our church family in attendance to be part of the first message in my “Here to There” series. I also write about that attendance, not to brag or boast, but to celebrate and thank the Lord.
3. I thought Randy and his music team did an awesome job with our worship through music; his leadership of song selections, his heart that was visible while he led and his creativity to combine a section of a hymn with a newer song. You all did a great job, worship team.
4. We had over a 100 kids and adult volunteers working in our Children's Ministry. I am so proud of April and all she is doing with our kids. She has a lot of plates in the air and I think she is doing a great job spinning them.
5. It was fun to have my Mom and Dad, and one of my older sisters, Anna, and her husband visiting our church, from
. It's a little weird to be the "baby" in my family and to look from the stage and see my parents and one of my older sisters. Kansas
6. The Lord is good . . .