Today was Greg Rumbold's first time on the pulpit and his very first sermon. We are so thankful he was willing to do the job he was called to do. Greg told us of how God has worked in his life for the last year. He opened first to Isiah chapter 6. When he read verse 8: Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Greg choked up as did the rest of us. The second reading was Matthew 20. Greg told us of his own children when the leaves needed raking. The story almost was as Matthew 20 as one son started later. One of his other children had a meltdown how it wasn't fair. Greg asked him to go ask his mom for the Bible. Then when the Bible arrived he opened it and it fell open to Matthew 20.
Today at lunch I waited on Jacki Stickling and asked her when she was going to update her blog. Well guess what she did it this afternoon. Want a good read, check out Over a cup of Coffee at Jacque's
Craig Stickling had the second service opening first to Zechariah 6. Of course the black horses get my attention real fast. Not to change the subject but do you think God would want to use any of the black horses that live here and at Middle Grove? They are all HIS anyway. The way I figure is we are just taking care of them for HIM.
The second reading was from 2 Corinthians 12. Craig spoke of when Paul was stoned, was that when he visited Paradise and heard words unlawful to speak? Funny how I knew the story of Paul's stoning but never put together just maybe Paul actually died and then was brought back. Craig has a gift of opening our imaginations.
After church Mark and I drove to Bridlewood to check out the leaking hydrant. The weather was drizzling rain but a warm 50 degrees. Mark brought with him 4 adjustable wrenches. We were working on the hydrant not getting anywhere when Dan arrived. Within minutes he figured out what we should try and amazingly it WORKED! When we were driving home Mark remarked on how talented Dan is at fixing things. His mind works in mysterious ways. The best thing was that the drizzle turned into a downpour AFTER we started for home.
Mom called to offer us some of her home made broccoli cheese chicken soup for dinner. There is nothing better than hot soup on a cold damp day and mom's soup is the best. The dogs are sharing one bed this evening, The crib mattress Rhoda bought for Darcy is not quite big enough for the both of them but the dogs like this bed better than the real dog bed.