Monday morning meanderings. Vol.28 (Wednesday)

January 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm 2 comments

Fountain Hills, Arizona

We returned late last night after almost a week back in Sayre plus the travel time.  We had a good trip both ways.  We drove it all in one day going out but took a day and a half coming back here.  It is 815 miles, one way, so it is a nice two day trip and a hard one day.

Just haven’t had time nor motivation to post lately but will try to get the meanderings up today and then maybe the spark will return now that we are a little settled here in Arizona again.

Item one.  Part of the reason for going back to Oklahoma was to teach a class as part of Convergence, the ministry school we are helping to launch.  The first semester went great and we have a lot of classes planned for the rest of the winter and spring.  This class was part one of a two part class called “Making Sense of Scripture”.  What we tried to do was introduce the students to the doctrines of revelation, inspiration, preservation and illumination with a discussion of how books were chosen to be in the Bible we have now.  Then we did an overview of the OT with an emphasis on how the Messiah is seen in each OT book.  We had a good time teaching and I think the students felt the time was well spent.  We will do part two the end of February when we return to Sayre.

Item two.  We went back to Sayre for the dedication of the Trinity’s new worship center, affectionately called the Big House.  It was really fun to be part of the celebration and to be part of worship in this beautiful new House.  After a lot of years in a small inadequate facility the Trinity Family is really enjoying gathering in a place where there is room for everyone.  They have had the largest attendance the last three weeks in the Big House that the fellowship has ever had.  Andy asked us to share during the service and it was an honor to be asked.  What I shared had to do with how we came to Trinity after a “death” experience and have found so much life there that I felt the Lord saying that this room in the new House should be called the Living Room because you can’t help but feel the Life that is there.  Many people, like us, have come to Trinity to “get well” and to be revived and to experience the abundance of Life we are promised and we have found it there.  Sharing those things with the Family on Sunday really affirmed why the Father has us there for this season. Linda read the prayer of David from 1Chronicles 29 as the temple was begun.  It was a fitting expression of praise to the Father for this new Living Room.  O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised for ever and ever!  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord and this is your kingdom.  We adore you as the one who is over all things.  Riches and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything… O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name!  Pictures coming soon.

Item three. Quote from Rick Majerus: “Then the new coach [Majerus], a product of a Jesuit education himself, broke up the room by musing that “the greatest mystery of faith to me is not the resurrection or the virgin birth. I want to know if the Corinthians ever wrote back.”

Item four.  Daughter Traci has some new posts on life with Eyob, her adopted son from Ethiopia.  Check them out here.  I am proud of her vulnerability related to all of this.  By opening herself, as she has, friends and family have been free to share things with her that have really helped.  I am proud of Brandon, our son in law whose patience during this time has been amazing.

Item five.  Cool gadget of the week  (never had a cool gadget of the week item before and may never again, but this is still the cool gadget of the week). Give it up for the worlds first transparent toaster.  Find it right here.

Item six.  Anyone have any ideas for new posts so that I can quit posting things about transparent toasters?  I feel kind of stuck with the whole blogging thing and need some new vision.  Does anyone have any laying around.  Seriously.

 Have a great week, what’s left of it.

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Entry filed under: Adoption, Authority, Belief, Church, Culture, Faith, Friendship, Humor, Monday meanderings, RV, Travel.

Monday morning meanderings. Vol.27 Starved for the Glory of God.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rachel  |  January 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    I personally would like to hear more about your abstract painting. Are you still painting? If so, I’d really like to see some of the art. I guess while in Phoenix, my mom has gotten into painting cacti, I’d like to see your take on that. 🙂 Miss ya FB.

  • 2. Linda  |  January 23, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    No, I don’t want one of those toasters for our anniversary! 🙂

    I love that you write – I have missed your teaching these last two years and enjoyed listening and learning from you on Saturday, along with the other students.

    Don’t have any suggestions for topics, but I know our Father does, and I’m asking Him to clue you in!

    Your wife 🙂

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