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Yahoo, It's Friday

Actually, Friday is not a big break for me as my job gets much busier on the weekends. But at least a very hectic week is coming to an end. The heater job is coming a long much faster than I ever expected and it looks like we might have gas run to the building faster than I thought as well. That is a very good thing, considering we are coming into the cold season of the year.

In a further introduction, if you haven't picked up on it by now, I'm a father of two growing boys. Since my wife is away this weekend on business, I thought I'd take the time to spend with my boys. I cleared my schedule, we went out for pizza, and then both of them told me they had plans for tonight. Boy, where does the time go?

One of my favorite songs growing up was The Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin. I had a great relationship with my dad, but for some reason that song attached itself to my heart. If you've never heard it, it talks about a son growing up while the father is just too busy with work to spend time with him. In the end of each chorus the son says, Dad, I'm gonna be just like you. (Isn't that what every father wants???) Anyway as the son grows up the father realizes that he has become just like him because now the son has no time for the father. I pray that my sons do turn out just like me. Because I believe that they know that they are a priority in my life. At least I hope, they would be able to say that Dad spends a lot of time with us. Am I hurt about tonight? No. When they come home we'll probably all crawl up on the couch, pray for mommy, and watch some macho man movie. Life is good!!! I just wish they wouldn't grow up so fast. I sure am glad that one thing that has always been a priority in our household (even though it still needs work) is family time. So Kenny, have fun skating. Kristian, have fun over your friends house. I'm just sitting here thanking God for both of you and writing my blog :) In case you want to know, on Sunday we will be talking about healing. You know we live in a world with a lot of pain. Hey, lets be honest and admit that even the church in general is dealing with a lot of pain. But I believe that we can all see that pain healed as we seek to see others healed. My thot for tonight....Be a friend!...A real friend. And if you'd like to have an EZ Pass to heaven, stop by Sunday night at 6:00 pm

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Tired!

Tired!

I let the day slip away today. I'm writing Thursdays post, and just noticed that it's Friday already. I have a question, where do the hours go? We've got a lot happening at work as we are having new heaters installed. You wouldn't think that it would make a lot of difference, but it seems that anything that breaks up the normality (or what we are acustomed to) seems to interfere with everything. It just seems like I'm behind in everything. Which begs to question...Why are we such creatures of habit? As a pastor, I've noticed that anytime you ask people to do something that changes their habitual way of life, there is always major friction. Not only is it the people who attend, but in my own life as well. I'm learning more and more to allow myself to be flexible so that these little curve balls of life don't throw me for such a loop. I don't think we need to strike out in times like this (a little baseball playoff humor). Actually it's just the right time to choke up on the bat, and focus a little harder on the ball being thrown. Of course, you just gotta watch out for the person trying to catch the foul ball heading their way :)

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Forgiveness?

Walter Horton, in his book, The challenge of our Culture, says "Modern man is certainly worried about something - worried nearly to death. And an analysis of his behavior shows him so feverishly trying to avoid looking God in the eye that it must have something to do with fear of how he must look standing before God in that position." We are going to be looking at this and much more as we talk about God's forgiveness for us all tonight in Adult Bible Study. 7:00 pm

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