Busy day with lots of things taking place:
1. I just got back from a Living Stones Church Discovery Class. I love the Discovery Class. Especially the Discovery Classes over the past six months. It has been so fun not only to talk about our mission and vision (which always gets me fired up…again), but also to hear the stories of our mission and vision at work. It is very encouraging to hear thoughts, impressions, and experiences of people who have recently been coming to the Living Stones Church. Plus, I just really like the people in the Discovery Class. Awesome group of people!!
2. Went to the Oral Surgeon today for my consultation. The assistant put my x-ray in the light box and said, “Wow!” My regular dentist, when discussing with me the results of the x-ray and referring me to the Oral Surgeon spoke softly and in very concerned tones. Truthfully, I wondered if he was telling me everything, or if there was something I was dying of but he wasn’t saying (not that I have any problems with hypochondria). The Oral Surgeon explained the risks, but in spite of them, recommended the horizontal wisdom tooth that is sitting on the nerve in my jaw come out (he promised that drooling was not in my future, even if he severed the nerve). He was very emphatic that it would hurt! That I would be very sore for a long time. We scheduled it for Monday, May 14th. He thought I would not be able to preach the next Sunday and even the Sunday after I would probably want to have a “shorter homily.” I told him the church would probably thank him for the favor.
3. Signs are in the front yard for the April 7th Easter Egg Hunt and our Alive Series beginning on Easter as well as the delivery of more VBS material, 7500 postcards, t-shirts, and banners!
4. Prayers go out for little Virginia Gerndt who was hit by a car today when trying to get on the school bus (the driver failed to observe the “stop” sign). She is scrapped, has some stitches on her cheek, has a good mark on her forehead, a concussion, but otherwise…should be fine. They (Memorial Hospital) are keeping her overnight as a precaution. Many props to Buffy and her handling of the situation, especially since she actually saw the whole thing go down! Buffy was very calm and did a great job explaining what was happening to Virginia as she asked. Thank you God that it looks like Virginia is going to be O.K.
Tired…time for bed.