Thoughts from the weekend:
First of all, let me say how much I am grateful for the faithfulness of all of our volunteers who minister so diligently on Sunday mornings.
From the worship team to the ushers, to the sound booth guys, to the greeters to the coffee connection helpers to the children's ministries staff, we are thankful for you!
Ministry, in the long run, is a matter of perseverance and prayer.
Remember: Seek this week to approve an audience of one: God. And everything else will fall into place.
We desire judgment when we have been offended - we desire mercy when we offend others.
Mercy always triumphs over judgment.
The White Sox have won four in a row - too little; too late.
I hear rumblings of the NFL starting again - can't wait!
Just a "mid-summer" exhortation: We encourage you to be faithful in attendance and in prayer! If you are on vacation - seek out a "place of worship" wherever you are.
Can I ask you to do something with me? Let's all begin to pray for the exciting things (events) that will be taking place in our church - beginning the middle of August - but most assuredly in September!
You are needed at Stone Church.
You are loved at Stone Church.
While your spouse or your friends can meet some of your needs - only God can ultimately meet all of your needs (according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus). Philippians 4:19.
Be kind this week on Facebook.
I really appreciated Amy Beckberger yesterday and her leading of "You Deserve It All." Well done, Amy - God's spirit was present!
Encourage someone today - I have never met anyone who wasn't uplifted by a positive word.
Love you all......