My how time slips away. So many things, so many changes. Where to begin. I've begun corresponding with my dad for the first time ever. We've exchanged a few letters back and forth and it's been cool getting to know each other this way. We plan on meeting in person come February. I'm excited and nervous at the same time. It already seems we have so much in common.
This coming Monday is opening deer season for Late Muzzle loader. I will be going deer hunting for my first time. Again I'm excited and nervous at the same time. If I fill my tag you can count on me posting pictures. Unless the deer still has spots...LOL!!
Suzy and I are really excited about this being our first Christmas together as a married couple. We are already thinking of ways to keep Jesus centered in our family and start some new traditions that we can call our own. We feel this will be important and foundational when we have kids.
Suzy started 3rd shift recently and this makes for an entirely new schedule to get used to. I think this is a blessing though. We were gearing up to facilitate The Truth Project from our home and were finding it hard to come up with days and times that would be compatible with our schedules. Definitely looking forward to having this small group hosted at our house.
The New Year is around the corner and Suzy and I have decided to change up the way we do our devotional time. I think we will be doing a personal blog devotion. A lot like the life groups that many churches are doing these days, we will read through the Bible in one year and blog daily on our observances, applications, and prayers. We will then share with each other our own Spirit lead session to see what we are hearing from God. We got these really cool devotional journals with the Bible in a year reading plan and place to journal every day along with other short daily devotions which I personally love doing right when I wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee. We might decide to make the journals public but I'm not for sure yet. So this blog might be up for change if I don't make a new one.
Our Adult Ministry group is going well. I taught a lesson back on November 17. It was titled, Enjoying The Winning Life. I thought I did well for the most part but most importantly I preached God's Word and I felt it was a timely message. Unfortunately the reaction I got from the audience made me wonder otherwise. But the next week I was complimented by an experienced woman of the faith. She thought my lesson was good and well studied. I guess I went through what many leaders or pastors go through from time to time. You think you have a dynamite message and it seems to go over every ones head. I'm trying not to be hard on myself and take this as a learning opportunity. I think I feel God dropping another message in my heart. Funny thing is that each message I've preached seems to run together some how. I feel so strong about teaching about spiritual warfare in a new way and showing people things they may have never seen before in God's Word. I only hope that this will spark a passion in them for a self feeding system of their own. God's Word has so much nutritional value that nothing can take its place spiritually.