A few of us had the chance to go down to Northlands (which is closing) for their “sell everything” auction on Friday and Saturday. We were looking for bargains for The River and/or for South Pointe. We got a few things, but as it turns out, a bunch of the items we had our eye on ending up selling for too much money. Anyway, two things really struck me. First, how much junk one institution can accumulate over the years. I was astonished, especially when you realize that most of this stuff was purchased with tax payers’ dollars. And second, the sheer volume of money that changed hands. I guess I thought it was going to be a kind of an oversized garage sale, where most of the stuff goes to Goodwill afterwards. But not here. People where BUYING! There was one guy that bought all the sections of stadium chairs—you know, the ones the audience sits on as the horses run by---ALL OF THEM! I couldn’t imagine what he was going to do with them. Anyway, as I watched people outbid each other, my mind went to what Jesus said in Matthew 6--store up for yourself treasures in heaven. As the old saying goes, you never see a hearse with a U-Haul behind it.
In case you weren’t in church on Sunday, a reminder that we’re holding our annual chili cook off this Sunday morning in conjunction with First Sunday Fellowship. Chili is such a weird name for this dish when you think about because chili is not chili and you never eat it when it’s hot outside in order to get chilled. In fact, you only eat it when it’s chili. Anyway, I checked with Halsey, and there are going to be 3 categories in this year’s cook off: hottest, most exotic/unique, and best overall. And there WILL be prizes! So fire up your stoves and we'll see you on Sunday.
Revive (our once a month worship night at MosaicHouse East) was fantastic last night. Over 60 people attended, and the worship was amazing. FYI, the next Revive is on March 31st and we’re going to be offering free pizza at 6 PM for everyone who comes. So, put it on your calendars. Come for the pizza and stay for the blessing!
Sharon and I are celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary on March 18th. I am so blessed! Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness over the years. I’ll be preaching on Sunday, but then we’re going away for a few weeks to a warmer place for some R and R. So, no Monday Musings for a few weeks.