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Sunday Night Reflections

Today was the first day of the Fall Campaign, Nothing's too Hard for God, and I think we got off to a great start. Today's topic was "No Person is Beyond Forgiveness". This week, the small groups are going to discuss the theme in greater detail and watch a video of the amazing story of Eric Earheart. Keep praying that life transformation will happen as a result of this series.

During the service this morning, we prayed for my mother who is in the hospital. She is still feeling weak as a result of the pneumonia, but she's making some progress. Please continue to pray for her.

I had a grueling day yesterday. I was in Odessa all day with some of my students for a competition. I left my house at 5:00 in the morning and returned about 11:00 that night. Consequently, I was a little more worn out than most Sundays but God gave me the physical strength for the task. All in all, it today turned out to be a great day in spite of my fatigue. Thank you, Jesus!

Ryan ran in the Armydillo Run yesterday and came in 2nd place overall in the two-mile race. Click here and scroll down to the 2 mile individual run results, and you'll see his name. He was only six seconds behind the first-place finisher, a 20-year old young man.

Time for bed! Have a great week!


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