I'd like to apologize for not blogging for such a long time. I know you missed me.
Business picked up a bit again in August, though for most of the time, it still wasn't inspiring.
Still, it has been much better than July.
One morning as I was staining the deck at Jayson & Christi's house, our associate pastor called and asked if I would like to preach on August 16. Since I had been wanting to preach for some time, I said, "Sure. I'd love to."
It gave me less than two weeks to write the message, which was fine. Tara happened also to take the children to Sioux Falls during one of those weeks, which gave me plenty of alone time to study.
So I was very happy with the message and how it turned out. I named it "Berean at the Crossroads" and delivered it in the morning service. You can click here to listen to it.
Since then I have stained a lot of decks and given bids, some successful, some not. I am also within three hairs of getting my dad's mortgage paid off. God has graciously provided what we have needed so far, and we believe He will continue to provide and then use this circumstance to provide for us in the future.
Grace, grace, grace. Live it. Believe it. Receive it.
Inservice starts next Tuesday. Can hardly believe that another summer is almost gone.