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Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday Thoughts - 4/11/10

This weekend was unexpectedly busy for me. Friday night, I went to hear Pastors Lance Mann and George Hurtt at Cathedral of Praise Community Church, Pastor Barry Severe, as they celebrated 1 year of ministry together. Both Pastor Hurtt and Pastor Mann preached powerful messages. After service, we went to dinner Carrows. We had good conversation and the fellowship was wonderful. I don’t hang out much but after clearance from Tracy, I’m glad I did.

Saturday, we spent time at the house eating fried chicken, fish, shrimp, FF, salad, and hot dogs (Lance only…lol). Good conversation except for the fact that Aysia and Lance played with their Blackberry phones all night (lol). Tracy, Kari, and Summer were doing wedding planning stuff. But we had a good time at the house chilling.

I was so far behind in my work that when everybody left I went to the church to prepare for Sunday’s assignments. Needless to say, when I finally locked myself in the church, I sat in front of the computer and stirred at it. I went to sleep with hopes to get started in the morning, nothing happened. Ram in the bush, Pastor Tyrone Boyle of Full Gospel Baptist Church stood in my place and did a good job. Thank you, sir.

In the afternoon, the church and I went to Cathedral of Praise to close out their anniversary celebration. Good time of worship! I preached James 1:12 – Hang In There. I think I did a pretty good job. I pray Pastor Severe, Cathedral of Praise, and all those present were helped by the message. It was also good fellowshipping with Pastor W Charles Harris and Village Baptist Church. Pastor Harris is a humble, good pastor! Thanks for the fellowship.

Lance and Aysia picked Rocoe’s Chicken and Waffles for dinner. They put us out, so we took the fellowship to the parking lot. When I got home Tracy and I were both exhausted but tried to have some conversation. Well she tried to have conversation with me. As usual, I fell asleep.

I have a break for the next two (2) weeks with bible study and I’m taking another Sunday off to rest this coming weekend.

Keep me and my family in your prayers and I will keep praying for you!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resurrection Sunday

What a wonderful weekend of worship celebrating the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord.

Friday night, Tracy spoke for the first time in a Good Friday service on the seven last sayings. It was a service given by my friend Lamont Bradley of Lord B4 Us Productions featuring first ladys in our church community. It was a good service just long. Tracy did a good job explaining "thou shall be with me in paradise". And I didn't help her with it! Great job!

Saturday a few of us met for prayer and evangelism to pass out fliers promoting our services on Resurrection Sunday. I had one rejection from a lady who would not accept my flier. But she was the first out of the 100 I passed out. Good seed planted in the community.

Saturday night I came home to make some jambalaya and watch the NCAA tournament as well as the Jones vs Hopkins fight. My commentary, I like Butlers chances in the NCAA finals but I think Duke will be too much for them. As far as the fight goes, I was disappointed with both fighters. Hopkins was a cry baby in the fight. He's a dirty fighter so why should he complain about getting in the back of the head and he was hit on the red belt line and didn't need 5 minutes. Bottom-line: DISAPPOINTED!

We offered 3 services for Resurrection Sunday, 6, 9, and 11:15 am. Pastor Robert Calvary of Praise Chapel preached at our 6 am service and set the tone for the rest of the services. Thank you pastor Calvary. Pastor Payne preached the 9 am service. What a blessing, thank you pastor Payne. I preached the 11 am service from Luke 23:50-56: "The Significance of the Tomb of Jesus". Major point: Christ needed a proper burial in order to have a great resurrection.

All services were well attended!

After service I came home, ate, and went to sleep. There was a 7.1 earthquake off the coast of Baha, Ca but I didn't feel it because I was in a deep sleep.

I watched the Trumpets Award today and I'm so glad that Franky Beverly and Maze finally received their due reward. 40 years without a Grammy, Soul Music Award, or anything...WOW! It's about time they received some kind of recognition. If you have not figured it out yet, I'm a fan for life and it won't change.

I'm going for the underdog, Butler in the NCAA finals! Go Butler.