The weekend that was: What a wonderful weekend. I spent the day Saturday with the family, nothing too exciting, just putting away Christmas decorations (finally). It was good to spend time together, without a lot of running around. Sunday morning was incredible. We celebrated Consecration Sunday at Wesley Freedom. This was the Sunday on which we asked those who support Wesley Freedom, to make a financial estimate of giving for 2009. The focus was a bit different this year. Rather than focus on the Church's budgetary needs, we focused on the givers need to give, as a spiritual discipline, with an eye on the question, "What is God calling me to give?" So far, we have received more estimate of giving cards in one day, than we did through several weeks last year - Praise God. We also had a celebration brunch following both services, as a way to say "thank you" for the support of the members and friends of the church. As I wandered around the CLC (Community Life Center) there was joy and excitement in the conversations I overheard. There is a mighty spirit at work at Wesley Freedom. I believe God has some great things in store for us. It is evident it the announcement the Missions Team made, concerning Pennies for Peace. We have been collecting pennies since September 2007. We announced that we had raised over $600, just in pennies. We then heard about two people who came forward, each matching what we raised. Again, praise God. We also had some fun during worship, at my expense, as I had to wear a Steelers hat, since the Ravens lost to them. I spent the rest of they day finishing the job of putting decorations away.
Where I am at the moment: working from the home office. Carroll County schools are closed today, so I am spending the day with my daughter.
On my to-do list this week: I have several meetings this week. I am also continuing to plan for Lent and Easter.
Procrastinating about: Not much of anything.
Books I’m in the midst of: I'm still reading The Shack and catching up in my reading of Church is a Team Sport.
Media that seemed to catch my attention this past week: I didn't spend a lot of time interacting with media this week.
How i’m feeling about this week: I look forward to what this week will bring.
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