Written by cycleguy on February 1st, 2016

I wanted to post this Sunday night like I normally do but thought better of it. Sometimes judgments/decisions/observations are often made too quickly. I’ve seen people (but never me…aaaah yeah) make hasty decisions/judgments based on the heat of the moment and have it turn out all wrong. Whether it is euphoria from a “mountain top high” or a hasty or ill-advised decision while in the valley or when despondent, neither is good.  Several things happened over the weekend-some of which I asked prayer for-and I thought I would write about them.

The highlight of my weekend had to be Saturday. My young bride of almost 43 years turned into her official “I’m retired and I can collect Social Security” self. Some of her favorite people surprised her at HuHot Mongolian Grill. You read that right…Mongolian Grill. This from the woman who can’t stand to eat Chinese. I ask that age old question: who can understand a woman? 🙂  The main ones missing were our family in Ohio. But we had a good time.

If you read this post from last week, you read about our “chance” encounter with a young man and his family. I had the honor of welcoming them to our worship Sunday (not publicly) for the first time, and then had the privilege of taking them to lunch with Ryan (techgeek) and my oldest, Tami. Jo flew the coop for the afternoon. We had a wonderful lunch at Chicago’s Pizza and even better conversation. A good thing: I am having lunch with their pastor Tuesday. He is a dear friend and I certainly don’t want to lose his friendship because we didn’t talk.

I asked prayer for a local church which is blowing apart in this post. There were about 11 people from that church visiting with us Sunday. I refuse to be a sheep-stealer so my philosophy will be to give it time and see what happens. Meanwhile, I have told a couple they are more than welcome to worship with us, get their bearings, some much-needed healing, and then decide what they want to do. You might want to include Church X in your daily prayers. I would also ask for prayers to handle the whole thing wisely.

I’m working on a sermon series which will take all of March and April. I started on it Monday. I read a quote I want to leave with you…and I plan to discuss it in another post (very soon). Here is the quote:

Faith is to the soul what swallowing is to the body-and the health of the body is largely dependent on what is swallowed.

Thanks for hanging in there with such a “wordy” post (long past my norm). Have a good day.


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Good and wise course of events. And congrats to Jo.

  2. Betty Draper says:

    Will certainly pray for you as your love on these folks from church X. Love the quote, never heard it before. The amount of words shows your concern for wisdom in issues such as this. And that is something God is an expert in, wisdom and discernment, He wrote the book on it…

  3. Linda Stoll says:

    God is blessing you, your family, your ministry right and left. This online space you’ve created, too, Bill. Thanks for catching me up with what’s been happening on your end …

  4. Love, love, love that quote, Bill, and am looking forward to hearing how you will be using it in the weeks to come.
    Congrats to Jo!!! So happy for her.
    And I will continue to pray for you all and Church X.

  5. Pam says:

    As always in life, lots to pray about. Dick has dealt with several of the situations you are facing right now. Sounds like you are using good wisdom, Bill.

  6. floyd says:

    I appreciate the genuine heart, Bill. That’s what God uses to really speak to folks.

  7. Terry says:

    God definitely answers prayers and shows His answers by filling His children with the Holy Spirit and bringing peace and love to them. He makes it possible for them to know they are making the right decision.