July 17, 2014

celebrate Jesus


The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had done and taught. Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.

~Mark 6:30-31


“If we don’t come a part, we fall a part.”

~Vance Havner


Dr. Jack Taylor said repeatedly, “Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can do is take a nap.” Junior Hill says, “I have doubts about a man’s salvation if he doesn’t take an evening nap.” Of course Junior was kidding but sometimes a rest is what Jesus prescribes. When you start getting impatient and frayed around the edges, it is time for a break. I had a feeling that last night was going to be hard on a 65 year old so I went home yesterday evening and went to bed, straight to bed and stayed there for and hour and a half. It is a good thing I did because we worked until 9:30 last night. I started reading my LCBS lesson last Saturday evening and finally laid the book down and went to bed. After a two hour rest, I got up and started studying. When you get exhausted, your creative juices stop flowing and the best thing to do is take a break.

I’m not encouraging everyone to take a break, just those who have been working and are exhausted. One fellow when ask what he did said, “Well, I do nothing Monday through Saturday and then I rest on Sunday.” Where some need to rest, others need to get busy. In a way, doing nothing is more tiring than working.

block party mandy jeff and floyd

  • Work night went well: we needed two more drills. The men are going back tonight at 6:00. Hopefully we will get the steel hung and the ramp in place. We will not get the railing tonight, I don’t think.
  • YOUTH get in tomorrow evening.
  • Sunday is FRONT PEW SHOWER for Kids Closet at school. Non-refrigerated snacks, underwear, tennis shoes, socks. We will do coats later.

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