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Rainy Mondays- A Good Day To Do Nothing

I think I’ve written about this subject before, but this is one of those days that I just can’t pass it up. It has rained all morning here in North Mississippi where I live and work. Just a lazy kind of day. There’s not much going on here at work either and that makes it even worse.

Actually, I’m usually pretty tired on Mondays. I attend a small church in my home town. As with most small churches, Sundays are extremely busy. I teach a class of adults ranging in age from close to 30 to my age, I’m 55.  Then during worship service I play bass in our praise team and sing. We use a variety of music in our church from the great hymns of the past, to some of the new worship music of the present.

After church there is lunch at my mom’s house, I’ve written about that before in a post titled “Sunday Dinner”. I do usually get a short power nap in before going back to church for praise team practice, and Sunday night services.

After church on Sunday night, our 2 daughters, their husbands and children all come to our house for Sunday night supper. Our 3 grandsons, ages 4, 2 1/2, & 6 weeks are something else. It usually turns into a 3 ring circus before we are through. My wife and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

By 10 PM, I am ready to fall into bed. Monday mornings, come way too soon for me. Today is no exception. I am just having trouble getting motivated to do anything. I’ve got a project to complete this afternoon so I guess I’ll put a stop to my complaining and get on with it.

Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy serving in my church. Sundays are such a blessing from God. But it makes for a long Monday.

 

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I Need Your Help With A Project-Part 1

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I need your help. I am working on a series of post about worship, both private and public worship. I have served for several years as worship leader, some of you call it song leader, at North Ripley Baptist Church in Ripley, MS. As I work on preparing this series, I am planning on writing several of these posts over the next couple of weeks. Each post will have at least one question, some may have more. Each question will be about some aspect of worship. You can  take part in the discussion by responding to the question in the comment section below.

I would love to have responses from many denominations and beliefs to get a broader perspective on the subject.

 

Today’s Question:

In your own words, define worship.

Or, What is worship?

 

Thanks for your help,

Mike Turner

Middle Age Ramblings

 

 

A Fantastic Experience!

Vacation Bible School

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I had a fantastic experience last week. I was a volunteer helper for our Vacation Bible School at my church, It was so exciting to watch God work in the lives of those children that parents and grandparents entrusted us with during the week.

My church is small with not very many members or children, but we were able to reach outside the walls of our church and minister to children who aren’t in a church during the week. It is our prayer that we can also get an opportunity to share the love of Christ with their parents as well.

It is great to see more children come to church for VBS than we had last year! it is also exciting to see new people get involved in VBS as teachers, and helpers. We are prayerfully making plans for next year to be able, God willing, to reach even more families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

Praise be to God!

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