Here is a photo of the family at Easter.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Easter Sunday is the day we celebrate the victory of Jesus' resurrection. Every Sunday is a reminder of the living Lord. He was crucified, buried, and arose from the grave! And because of this, we too will be victorious over death. Today we had a full house at church. In fact, so full that finding a parking place was hard as well as a seat in the sanctuary. There were many people that I had never seen before... some were home visiting their family, some were absentee members, and I feel certain that some were people who never go to church, but know so well that this is the most important occasion to worship the Lord. But truly... I don't care what got them to church... maybe it was the music, or they wanted to wear their new Easter outfit, or they thought that was just the thing to do.... I don't know... I am just glad they came. They heard the Truth at my church... in song, in a drama presentation, and then by the preaching of the Holy Word of God. What a day to worship!! He is alive... How do I know? Because He lives in me... I am praying each day that He is more of me... and I am less of me. Leaving church today was like a Friday afternoon at five o'clock. There was lots of traffic. Hallelujah!! Praise God... People in this east Texas town were out today worshipping the Lord. Thank you Lord for all the blessings of life. Thank you for your promises, your unfailing love, your mercy. Thank you Lord how you continue to change me. I love you!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Okay, before you think this has something to do with dirt... let me explain. My co-workers and I were talking today at work. We talked about so much negative talk that goes on in our lives... television, radio, regular conversations with friends and family about all kinds of things... television, politics, work, husbands, children, friends, our health, the way we feel, our parents, etc. So we have come up with a game... yes.. a game we will be starting tomorrow. I don't know how long we will play the game, if we will get mad playing the game, if the game will change our thought life, our words, or our actions. But here it is... we are not allowed to say anything negative about anything... about any of those above things I mentioned and more. And when we do.. we point to that person and say MUD. We came up with this word because it is not a nice sounding word and we want that person to know they are sounding like mud would sound if mud could talk. And MUD is the acronym for Must Use Discipline. You know, I believe that so much of most people's problems is their lack of discipline... with eating, money, use of time, etc. So tomorrow I may not be doing very much talking. I don't want to score points on the MUD scoreboard. So what do you think? A good idea, huh? I hope everyone will play... I'll let you know about how it goes.