Pray, Confess, Weep, and Bow

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Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
Good Morning!
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Now while Ezra was praying, and while he was confessing, weeping, and bowing down before the house of God, a very large assembly of men, women, and children gathered to him from Israel; for the people wept very bitterly. Ezra 10:1
Sometimes while writing Morning Thoughts, I do it for the sake of writing, out of an obligation that I have for you.
I can be tired, rushed, overwhelmed, sick, and still feel an obligation to write.
Sometimes I write about nothing, at least it seems that way to me. Continue reading

Let Them Eat Cake

morning thoughts
Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
Good Morning!
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 1 Cor 2:2
I am determined to study God’s word more so that I may know more that I may share more with others, including you.
I have come to believe that sharing God’s word is like giving everyone a piece of chocolate cake. Continue reading

Spilling The Beans

Today I went out to eat with Al & Michelle and Sherman & Nila.
While eating (which involves me not talking) I listened to the rest of them talk and I was glad Linda wasn’t there (for the sake of the rest of this blog).
I was privy to hear about how much “he eats”, she buys “these kind of shoes”, he “eats ice cream every night”, and what “she can’t resist”.
I learned more information than I needed to know as each husband talked about her and each wife talked about him.
I almost felt like I needed Level 5 CIA clearance.
Yet, though I enjoy her company, I was glad Linda wasn’t there to spill the beans on me or tell the others how often I spill beans on myself.

Chris

morning thoughts
Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
Good Morning!
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

But that isn’t what you were taught when you learned about Christ. Eph 4:20 NLT
Several years ago Chris was pulled over by the police and arrested for DUI.
Years later he entered the armed forces only to continue in destructive behavior, including drugs.
He is now 27 and has been arrested and could be charged with manslaughter in an accident in which alcohol was a factor and someone was killed. Continue reading

You’re the next contestant!

morning thoughts
Morning thoughts from Pastor Tim
Good Morning!
This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

As we approach cold and flu season, I am always amazed at the spread of these viruses from continent to continent, state to state, city to city, and person to person.
The less personal contact you have with others the less likely you are to catch a disease.
I work in an enclosed enviroment with eleven others but have an office to myself so my exposure to them is low. Continue reading