I’m HOME!

Thanks to everyone for your prayers while I was in the hospital this past week. I went into the hospital one week ago with what felt like a hernia or appendicitis. All tests, including two very uncomfortable CT scans and a colonoscopy were normal. Doctors are chalking it up to a nasty intestinal infection. I began really feeling better on Sunday night when our friends, Randy and Kathy Sinclair, came by to lay hands on me and pray. I’m still getting used to eating real food after a week of having nothing but IVs. I’m not quite to full speed, but I’m getting there.

Chapter-a-Day Revelation 3

Dinnerparty Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you. Revelation 3:20 (TM)

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to love nothing better than a wonderful meal with wonderful people. I look forward to siting down with good food, good drink, laughter, and thoughtful conversation among loved ones. That’s just what Jesus wants according to today’s verse. He doesn’t want a passing conversation, no "hey, how ya doin’?" without care for the answer. Jesus wants to sit down with us and talk, laugh, dialogue, fellowship. He wants to know and be known in the truest sense of fellowship. Reading that today, I asked myself if I’ve invited the Master to dinner lately.

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Much More Ado About Rehearsal

Wendybhindhedgelrjpg Rehearsals continue unabated for Pella Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing". We moved OUTSIDE this week to get used to playing out in the open air. We’ve been doing run throughs which is always agonizing for the first few days. Last night we worked the dances again. We had people, who were out for a walk, stop and watch. We eventually pulled them up and made them dance with us. It was great.

The picture on the right is a scene in which Wendy’s character, Beatrice, is hiding (behind the hedge) from her cousin and gentlewoman. The ladies are trying to get her to believe that her nemesis, Benedick is madly in love with her. How will it turn out? You’ll have to come and see!!

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Much More Ado About Rehearsal

Wendybhindhedgelrjpg Rehearsals continue unabated for Pella Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing". We moved OUTSIDE this week to get used to playing out in the open air. We’ve been doing run throughs which is always agonizing for the first few days. Last night we worked the dances again. We had people, who were out for a walk, stop and watch. We eventually pulled them up and made them dance with us. It was great.

The picture on the right is a scene in which Wendy’s character, Beatrice, is hiding (behind the hedge) from her cousin and gentlewoman. The ladies are trying to get her to believe that her nemesis, Benedick is madly in love with her. How will it turn out? You’ll have to come and see!!

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Chapter-a-Day Hebrews 13

HideSo let’s go outside, where Jesus is, where the action is—not trying to be privileged insiders, but taking our share in the abuse of Jesus. This "insider world" is not our home. Hebrews 13:13-14 (TM)

I read this verse this morning and heard the words of Madison as she told us she was being called to the mission field this summer – "to the front lines." Good for her. It amazes me how the Body often creates this insulated sub-culture inside the walls of the church. It’s our own "insider world" where we act as if we are privileged to be in here hoarding the Truth.

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Chapter-a-Day Hebrews 13

HideSo let’s go outside, where Jesus is, where the action is—not trying to be privileged insiders, but taking our share in the abuse of Jesus. This "insider world" is not our home. Hebrews 13:13-14 (TM)

I read this verse this morning and heard the words of Madison as she told us she was being called to the mission field this summer – "to the front lines." Good for her. It amazes me how the Body often creates this insulated sub-culture inside the walls of the church. It’s our own "insider world" where we act as if we are privileged to be in here hoarding the Truth.

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Chapter-a-Day Hebrews 12

JunkfoodWatch out for the Esau syndrome: trading away God’s lifelong gift in order to satisfy a short-term appetite. You well know how Esau later regretted that impulsive act and wanted God’s blessing—but by then it was too late, tears or no tears. Hebrews 12:16-17 (TM)

Sometimes I’m discouraged at how our culture, and me as a part of it, are so distracted by short-term appetites. We are so absorbed by spiritual junk food that clogs the Body’s arteries and does nothing to satisfy our hearts.

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Just another wayfarer on life's journey, headed for Home. I'm carrying The Message, and I'm definitely waiting for Guffman.

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