Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Oh yeah, I watched it. Every minute, every play right to the part when Peyton Manning reran the hapless error that cost Brett Favre and the Packers their shot at the Vince Lombardi Trophy. I was unreasonably upset and undoubtedly disappointed in something that in the scheme of life didn't amount to a hill of beans (frankly, I'd rather have a hill of beans).
Now I rembember why I stopped watching IU basketball. It was another disappointing evening for the Hoosiers and I had shouted and griped my way through another frustrating 40 minutes of basketball which made my children wonder who this crazy man was in their living room and what had he done with their father. As I lay in my bed, losing sleep and looking up at the ceiling, the still, small voice we all know we will hear (after having behaved badly) inquired as to why I would allow anything but the Holy Spirit to move me so dramatically. In fact, did the Holy Spirit move me so dramatically? I pretty much gave it up. I'd guess I haven't watched six halves of IU basketball in 10 years. This season I watched a record three whole Colts games. Apparently, it was enough to lead me to believe they now owed me a Super Bowl Trophy. I felt those old familiar passions again. I felt the extreme disappointment and even anger at having been let down again when I had sat at the LCD altar and paid my tithe of three hours of my life.
Now, it's all over. I have once again been let down. What did I expect?
Let's remember that devotion to anything but the Lord is folly. It's okay to be a football fan, but to allow the devotion to team to stand in your way of dveotion to your Lord is a step onto the wrong path. Ask yourself, if we had scheduled church this evening, would you have come or skipped it for the game? Whatever you put before your God, becomes your god.
I hope the people of New Orleans enjoy their victory and give God the glory for this bright spot in he midde of a world of troubles. I hope they thank Him for the restoration that has come from Him after he demonstrated his power in a windstorm. I hope they will use their moment in the sun to glorify him. What I truly hope is that all people tonight will realize that you must be a saint to truly be a winner.
Don't take it so hard. Games come and go, but the Lord stands forever.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
We note the passing of Andrea and Joseph's Grandpa Walter. Visitation will be at Day Funeral Home tomorrow from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and Monday 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. followed by the funeral at 5:00 p.m. We have been praying for Grandpa Walter for a few weeks now and we are sad to report he has passed, but we can still be in prayer for Andrea, Joseph and their parents as they approach this difficult time. May God bless your family and care for you.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Mr. McC. need help with the AWANA Quizzing and contests. He will need about six or eight of you for various jobs.
It sounds like lots of fun. Please contact Adam's dad or mom if you can help. Do it soon! I was supposed to ask you Wednesday and it slipped my mind.