Tuesday, Thursday, Eighthday, what's the difference? There's nothing going on there besides the usual foolishness. Gotta get the clutch replaced on my car which is definitely not cool. I like the independence that comes with a functioning car. I don't like having to bum rides whenever I need to get somewhere. It was only 11 years ago that that was my daily modus operandi but I'm way out of practice and I don't have a bike anymore. That takes care of my whining. I still got to have a typically fun and involved weekend. Saturday I went with my friend John to a local park where we walked around a lake and talked about what was going on in our lives and spent a good time praying about God's direction for our future. After prayer we went and saw the movie Flyboys. This was a good movie about Americans flying for the French before the U.S. joined in World War I with alot of good aerial combat action. John and I ate out at On the Border afterwards. It was nice to get to spend a with John as he is a good and godly man I admire. Later I joined Steve and his friend Stephanie in watching Jet Li's new movie Fearless. That was also an interesting movie with lots of martial arts action centered around a discussion of what the martial arts are for and why one should pursue them.
Sunday morning we heard a good sermon on God's pursuing love demonstrated in Jonah 1 delivered by our assistant pastor John. After church we had the first meeting of our Sunday morning prayer ministry team in over three years. We discussed why we have the ministry and how it relates to overall life of the church and how we could encourage more people in the church to participate by praying or receiving prayer. It was a good time. I also caught the end of the Bears-Vikings game which ended quite satisfactorily. The Bears are looking like a more complete team than they have in a long time. Sunday evening was spent at a potluck going away party for a co-worker who is moving to San Antonio. We had a good time but we'll miss Jacqui.
Last night we started a Bible study on I John with my LIFEgroup. We studied 1:1-4 and talked about fellowship and evangelism before spending some good prayer time.
Verse of the day:
"As a door turns on its hinges,
so does a sluggard on his bed." Prov. 26:14 (ESV)
I know I can be too hard on myself, but there too many mornings where that is an apt description.