• on July 23, 2018

Monday Musings

    So, over the weekend I got to live out one of secret fantasies. You see, I got to pretend I was a police officer of sorts. I don’t know about you, but I grew up watching all kinds of police shows on television: Starsky and Hutch, Hill Street Blues, Law and Order and NYPD Blues. I know, I know…I’m dating myself. As such, like many other kids, I thought and dreamed about being a cop. Of course, God had other plans for me for which I’m very grateful, but on Saturday I volunteered to lead one of the security teams for “Taste of Edmonton” and, for a day, imagine I WAS a cop. I got to wear a walkie-talkie, an official looking t-shirt and those cool reflective sun glasses that make officers look like they’re in control. What’s more, I got to direct traffic and tell people what they could and couldn’t do. “No, sir, you can’t park here. Please move it along.” When a real police officer rolled by I even got that little nod of approval; like he was saying, “Yeah, we’re all in this together.” Ok, I know it was all in my mind. I mean, the most exciting thing that happened all day was some dog got loose among the tents. And by the end of my shift, my feet were killing me. But it was exciting using my imagination. I love how volunteer opportunities sometimes turn out to be a lot of fun.
    Speaking of volunteer opportunities, this Wednesday night, we’re putting together a little work team to go over and bless Sunghee and her family by helping to clean up their homestead. For those of you who don’t know, she’s been struggling with stage 4 cancer and her husband, Eunsoo has been trying to run 2 businesses in her absence. So, if you could pitch in, it would really help. We can use volunteers both for inside and outside of the house. We’ll meet at their place at 7 PM. They live at 991 Ogilvie Blvd.
    I trust the Psalms are inspiring you. Here’s a link to another great worship song based on Psalm 46…. CLICK HERE!
    My prayer psalm this week is from Psalm 30:

    When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.”  Lord, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. To you, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: “What is gained if I am silenced, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help. ”

    You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

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