Posts from April 2009
“Rise up, my darling!
Come away with me, my fair one!
the season of singing birds has come,
and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.
and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming.
Come away with me, my fair one!”
"They made me the keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept" Song of Solomon 1:6
This past Sunday I spoke on 'Neglect' at Harvest. One of the texts that I referred to in my message was Song Of Solomon 1:6 which reads "they made me the keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!". What an amazing statement! I'm afraid that many times we are so busy taking care of other people we neglect to take care of our self. We need to be careful not to neglect our relationship with God, our mates, children, personal finances, and our churches among other things.
This weekend has been about couples for us. Kathy and I have been busy planning a wedding for our oldest daughter Elizabeth and her fiance Kyle. Everything is new to them. I can almost hear Karen Carpenter singing 'We've Only Just Begun" in the background.
Saturday morning, and then again this evening, we visited a couple from Harvest at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo. Brother Lessley had a massive stroke this past week and he's in pretty bad shape. There we witnessed a couple living out their vows, "In Sickness And In Health".
And of course there we were in the middle. I remember the "We've Only Just Begun" phase of our journey like it was yesterday. Twenty-four years later, life is still an adventure. The future is never frightening when you face it with the one you love. Our vows will see us through whatever tomorrow brings.
I had a blast with my friend and fellow pastor, Joe Govreau, this past Wednesday. We went to one of the Tax Day Tea Parties and had a great time. Kathy instructed me not to become the next 'Joe The Plumber' and Debbie told Joe not to get arrested. We were both successful in honoring our wives' wishes. More than anything, it was just nice to spend a day with a good friend.
This Sunday night we will begin an awesome adventure at Harvest. The Truth Project will take us on a journey to gaze into the face of God. I'm very excited about us starting our first group Sunday night in our Coffee House. It's not too late to sign up!
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