Monday Morning Musings
Well, it’s been a few weeks since I did a Monday Morning Musings, but then again, it’s summer, so cut me some slack. Speaking of summer, I trust yours is going well. One of the things I like to do in the summer is catch up on a lot of things that I’ve basically ignored in the “busy” months. Things like cleaning my office, reading, taking a few Masterclasses, fixing some things around the house, writing and the like. Don’t get me wrong, there are still things to do, but experiencing life at a different pace is refreshing.
I just finished Michelle Obama’s book, “Becoming Michelle Obama”. I gave it to Sharon as a Mother’s Day gift, but I ended up reading it before she did. I thought it was a good book. As a black, American woman who became the wife of the most influential and powerful man on the planet, I really appreciated Michelle’s down to earth perspective. It made me long for the days when we had somebody stable, smart and sane leading the U.S.A. What are you reading this summer? I’d love to know. This morning, Sharon came into my office and told me to read, “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park. It’s on our Social Justice Network reading list. So, I guess I found my next book. As your pastor, let me encourage you to keep reading. It’s one of the best ways to grow as a person.
As part of our “Summer of Psalms” message series, I preached at Avenue Church (one of our daughter churches) yesterday. They set up each week in a community hall and they told me as I walked in that they couldn’t get their AV working that morning. They did eventually fix it, but not before we sang the worship set without words. It reminded me of all the years we set up on Sunday morning and then either prior to or during the service something went wrong. It also made me so thankful for the folks over the years who have really owned The River’s AV. In the early years, my brother Roy, but then very quickly Jordan Schulz, who was nothing short of a wonder. Later Zach Moore and today Raymond Emmelkamp and Jordan Walker, both who do SO much SO well. Thanks guys!