There was no dawdling for me, this morning. Knowing today was going to be a busy day, I didn't have time to waste.
Knowing that I was going to be worshipping at a sister church, rather than my own, where the service begins earlier, and knowing that I would be staying for a BBQ afterwards, I thought I should go to the cemetary before going to worship service. So, I did.
This meant leaving home much earlier than normal. I managed and got to the cemetary to sit by Gordon's grave for a short time. On my way out of the cemetary, I noticed my friend J who works for the cemetary, was at the office. We had a short chat, before I headed off to worship service.
I found the location of the new church building, without any trouble. Upon entering, I immediately found my friend L, who had me commit to attending, today.
It was actually shocking how many people I reacquainted with, today. Most previously worshipped at my church, including the pastor of the church I visited at, today. When he left to do church planting, many of our church family left with him. So, it truly was almost like a family reunion!
A friend of mine K, who also attends the Christian Singles' Cafe, sat with me. She has been worshipping with this group for a couple of years. Afterwards, I spoke with several friends.
Then, as I was heading out, for I had decided to leave and not attend the BBQ, I ran into K, a friend I hadn't seen in over a year, which is about how long she has been worshipping with this group. She encouraged me to not leave, but stay for the BBQ. It was rather humerous that I was introducing her to her church family!
God revealed something to me, today. I've mentioned in the past, that someone has been cutting the front lawn at my house and I haven't known who was doing it. When I previously enquired at my church, because we have a committee and group of participants who does kindnesses such as this, I was told they didn't know who was doing this for me and if they did, they wouldn't tell me, anyway. I was told to be thankful.
I am thankful. In fact, I pray regularly that God will bless the person(s) who have been doing this for me.
Today, I met the two men who have been doing this for me. One, I've known for many years. In fact, he and Gordon had a falling out over a disagreement concerning that very house; the other, is an assistant to the first man, who has worked for him for at least a year.
I'm thankful that I found out, today. I couldn't thank these generous men, enough. I know I am blessed and pray God will bless them, also.
It was so-o hot and humid, so after the BBQ, I went home, showered and left to go worship with Pastor B, who is pastoring the small group on Windsor's west side. I've mentioned this group, previously. The neighbourhood is one of lower income families. I don't attend to worship, regularly, but every month or so, I try to be supportive. Today, was that day.
As murphy's law would have it, as if I wasn't busy enough today, I also had to attend a showing of a condo apartment I have listed, for I had to provide key access in order for the Realtor to show the property. So, after worshipping with Pastor B's group, I met my co-worker/friend C at Tim Horton's for coffee, before attending the showing appointment.
This showing appointment was going to make me late, but I was determined to attend my own church, for worship and prayed the other Realtor and client would arrive earlier than planned. They did! Actually, I found I was only a few minutes late, so it worked out well.
A missionary we support, spoke tonight. He and his family are serving God in Japan. It was truly interesting and I was glad I was able to attend.
So, as you can probably understand, today was not really a rest day. I truly feel churched out! But wouldn't have changed any of my day, for anything! Thank You, Lord! Your timing is always perfect. You made a way where there wasn't one, for me to fit all this into my schedule.
At the moment, I'm listening to CBC news. The main story is about the happenings this weekend concerning the G20 summit, in Toronto.
It's really disgusting to me that people will use any excuse to cause havoc and participate in a wave of distruction. But, when I think about it, I suppose it is just proof that the Bible is correct when it teaches us that people are truly not good. Pity those who believe people are basically, good. They need to read God's word.
On Facebook (FB) early this morning, I posted a comment, saying that I realize that considering what has been happening in Toronto, not all the COWARDLY, CRAZY PEOPLE, who would rather wear masks than stand up with integrity for what they believe, live elsewhere in the world. It is now confirmed that they live among us, right here in Canada. May each one come to know Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Hurting others is never the answer. Forgive them Lord, for they know not what they do...
This is just one more happening that proves that everyone needs Jesus. Need I say more???
Until next time...
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