There are times that I want to write and there are times I really don’t want to write. Today happens to be one of those days that I feel like writing. Nothing in particular, just to set down some thoughts to get them out of my mind.
I’ve been thinking about God’s blessings upon my family and me. He truly has blessed us with everything that He has entrusted to us. While there is a winter storm outside, we are inside a warm home. I’m about to start a fire in the fireplace. We just had a wonderful breakfast and I’m sitting here in my recliner typing on my computer. My two Sons are in their rooms doing stuff. They feel blessed because they don’t have school today due to the inclement weather. My wife is relaxing in her recliner as she doesn’t have to go into her office. My dog, Max, is sitting in front of me dressed in his thunder jacket as we have thunder sleet happening. Even though he’s a nervous wreck, he’s blessed, too!
I’ve been thinking about the church I pastor. It is the best ministry of which I have been a part. My Staff is excellent and each of us strives for excellence–not perfection as we know that we will not be perfect as of right now. Excellence in all that we do is one of our goals. Another goal is to keep the unity of the church. We do this with the idea that we are all part of the one ministry of our church: we love God, love people, and we’re doing something about it together. We go and share the Good News of Jesus Christ and the salvation that He gives to all who believe. We serve our community through prayer and ministering in various aspects. We want to serve Jesus Christ who is Lord of lords and King of kings.
I’ve been thinking about seminary. I’m taking an Old Testament class this semester. It is excellent and I have an excellent professor–even when he chases rabbits during his lectures (all the rabbits are in the same corral, so I think it’s alright). At my age I’m pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies. After I obtain this degree, I may attempt a PhD or some other higher degree just for my own satisfaction. It’s not necessary on the one hand, but it is something that is on my mind to do.
I’ve been thinking about my family. My dad and his wife are out of the country right now. My mom is in west Texas with my sister. My brothers are all close by even though we don’t get together as often as I’d like. Each person in my family is busy with so many things with their own families just like I’m busy with mine. When we are able to get together, we always have a good time together.
There are times … I just sit and think … I just ponder … I just thank God for the ability.
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It fills us with joy to think on the blessings of our loving Lord!