The Thrills and Risks of New Plans

September 26th 2007 No comments yet  

I mentioned in an earlier blog that I am still noticing new things. That makes sense since I am still somewhat of a new guy on the block. So my eye has definitely been drawn to the upcoming Elder and Staff Planning Retreat this weekend.

Basically it’s another new thing””for me as a new guy at this church, as well as for our elders and staff together. We’ve not done this together before here, so it’s new for all of us. If you push us into the quieter corner where we can admit our inner thoughts, it therefore carries a mixed …

Falling Back In

September 12th 2007 No comments yet  

I Walked Outside

I walked outside this morning and could not believe that I was feeling a cool breeze. Yes, it seems as though the Fall season is upon us. This afternoon while picking up a prescription at Walgreen’s, I noticed they’re already beginning to display Christmas decorations. I began to think that once the cool air arrives, we all seem to let Fall rush by as we anticipate Winter and we miss the joys of this time of year that God blesses us with.

Beginning of the Fall Season

With the beginning of the Fall season arriving also begins the kickoff of …

Blog02

September 11th 2007 2 comments so far  

Thanks, Ron, for your input. I was afraid that “Let go and let God” was the last thing you want to hear as you are hanging off a cliff, holding on to the limb of a small tree.

I see that your interpretation of the phrase focuses on the sovereignty of God, the point being that we should recognize that He is in control. The reference you cited from Proverbs is in chapter 16, verse 33:

“The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” To answer your question:

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