No this is not a “political rant” about the right or wrong of war.
And it certainly isn’t a “rant” against…naaaaah that would be political.
I will be honest with you. I am swamped. At least for one day. And it is the only day a preacher works!! Today is a special day and I toyed with waiting to post about it, but then began to realize that I will be one tired puppy when this day is all over and the last thing I am going to want to do is mess with writing about it.
SO I AM GOING TO SAVE THAT FOR THE NEXT POST
If you read my last post here you know the challenge being presented to the church I pastor. What I did not mention is that at 5:00 we will be host to 75 of the greatest volunteers that ever graced a church. We are having our first ever Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The meal will be catered, so these volunteers who have helped in so many different ways over the past year will not have to bring a thing.
The theme: SuperHeroes
That theme came to me the very afternoon we began talking about it. Diana, the secretary, had this inkling when I told her I had a theme what it was going to be.
The staff will do the serving.
The people will be catered to and “wined and dined” (without the wine).
We will have some gifts to give away for young and old alike.
We will be celebrating their giving spirit to the work of God & OVCF this past year.
I plan to make my way around all evening to each person and thank them for their contribution in helping OVCF fulfill its mission.
I also plan to reiterate the mission and vision of OVCF and challenge them to consider helping in 2013.
We intend on making this an annual event.
When I am done I hope to be totally spent, because I have given myself to these people who have meant so much, and mean so much to me.
SO….I AM GOING TO HAVE A PINCH-HITTER FOR ME IN THIS POST.
Greg Laurie is a man I admire. No, I have never met him. I wish…. But I have read his material. Each day I receive a Daily Devotion that I find really refreshing. One of his recent ones is this link. I hope you will take a moment to read it and pay particular attention to the quote by G. Campbell Morgan near the end.
Thanks. I plan for my next post to be a recap of the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on Greg’s devotion? Morgan’s quote?