Well we finally had a couple of nice days so we could get the rubber membrane sealer sprayed onto our metal gym roof without it washing away! We've been talking about it for several months now, and it's finally done. I'll get a picture up soon.
Also, if you know of a church that is looking to purchase pews but don't want to have to pay for new ones, we are trying to sell ours. Visit http://www.usedpews.org/usedpews.htm#neast and look at set #1971 for ours.
Because of a "Parents' Night Out" arranged by Emily Day's Girl Scout Troop, Saralynn and I got some much-needed time together this past Friday night. We talked over supper, walked through Best Buy, and went bowling. It was a great night. Thanks Emily and Rhonda!
Scriptural Thought of the Week
"Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, 'Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.'" Genesis 28:16 (NASB)
This has to be my favorite story and verse from the entire Old Testament. Probably in his mid-70s, Jacob had left home to go to a place he'd never been to family he didn't know to find a wife he had never met. And, although he grew up under the faith teachings of Abraham and Isaac, Jacob had never had a personal encounter with God...
Not until that night, when God came to him in a dream, and Jacob's world was changed forever. After introducing Himself to Jacob, God told him three things that he desperately needed to hear. (I'll share them with you in a future post. Hey, I want you to come back!)
Like Jacob, many of us need to wake up and realize that God has already been where we are headed, and that He offers to take us there personally. Only doing life together with God can guarantee that we'll accomplish His purposes.
Quote of the Week
I used this quote in the message this morning, but it's well worth repeating here. If you have already heard it, review it and see where it fits into your life. Referring to a practical lifestyle of walking closely with God, Chuck Swindoll writes,
"Your spiritual life may be in need of some major changes. A new perspective is essential in order to rekindle that first-love kind of relationship where God is real again, where you and He are on much closer speaking terms. The kind of intimacy that doesn't require a stirring message from the pulpit and doesn't depend upon a great worship event or concert but simply exists as a natural part of your walk."
Quoted from: Charles R. Swindoll, So You Want to Be Like Christ? Eight Essentials to Get You There (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2005), pp. 8-9. ISBN: 084991731X
Until next time,