The weekend began with a birthday party for my daughter, Lauren, Friday night. I can’t believe I have a daughter who is 20 years old! (That means her mother is getting old!) We had a big crowd over and I grilled about 80 hot dogs and made a gallon of homemade chocolate ice cream. Out of all of Lauren’s 20 birthday parties so far, I think this one was one of the best.
We had our LifePointe Sunday Worship Service today, July 4. I knew we had a bunch of our folks off on vacation and our attendance would be low. And I was right! I think there were more seats empty than filled. It was kind of dramatic, going from last week’s service where some had to stand the entire service to lots of empty chairs! But the service was still great. We had our version of LifePointe Unplugged, with Bob and James doing an acoustic guitar set. They did a wonderful job. I think it was the perfect way to celebrate Jesus today.
Our Rooted series continued today with its seventh installment. Today the topic was Sin. I have to tell you I really enjoyed delivering the message today. I felt the Lord gave me great clarity (maybe because I so well practiced on the topic). The message would have to be one of my favorites in recent memory. I pray God will use it for His glory.
After my mandatory lunch at my Mom and Dad’s, I promptly went home and passed out. I don’t usually take naps but I slept about four hours this afternoon. The last several weeks finally caught up with me. So now I’ll probably be up until the wee hours of the morning. Good thing I’ve got 23 episodes of The Office on the DVR!