Updates From Weekend #1

J says:Weekends are not quiet times for the Vicarage (actually I am not sure there is a quiet time). As we all are called and commissioned ministers of the Gospel, Saturdays and Sundays are often the busiest days of the week for us.

This weekend Brenda traveled to Hyannis MA to be a part of the congregation of Faith Assembly Of God, pastored by Steve Holly.

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I led worship at Cornerstone Church and Amanda preached children’s church at Cornerstone. Four children gave their hearts to Jesus that morning and the kids took an offering which brought in hundreds dollars for their missions outreach. Building the Kingdom of God is what we are all about.

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People often think that as ministers we live quiet retiring lives. Over the next year you will see how that is both true and untrue at the same time. A large part of what we do requires us to pull away for seasons from the world. Yet we are also always “on”. True down time, when we just get to be who we really are and to just kick back, can be hard to come by.

I can honestly say though, this is the life we were created for. We are going the way God has led us and there really is nothing better than that.


Back To Work

J says: Well it is back to work for me today. I was down and out for the count yesterday. Both eyes were red and crusty. My left ear was completely blocked and I felt like I had run a marathon in slippers. I slept a good part of the day took mucinex, eyedrops, ear drops and a concoction of fresh ginger, lemon and honey Brenda made for me. I think I drank about a gallon of that.

This morning my eyes are still red but they do not itch or hurt, my ear is still blocked but it doesn’t hurt and my energy is back to an acceptable level. I am heading in to prayer shortly with a cup of tea and expect to be further healed…YES I DO BELIEVE IN DIVINE HEALING!!!!

I think I may have caught a bug from the Netherlands that was sticking to Brenda’s luggage although several people in church have this cough due to cold and it is a nasty one. My friend Joan said that all four of her family had it and the doctor said it was a virus that had to run its course.

My dogs vet said her whole family had it and it made her husband go deaf for a couple of weeks. Yikes!

Anyway whether it is a Dutch virus or an American I am fighting it with all the Yankee in me. Time for some tea!