Sunday, May 27, 2012

I Feel Blessed...

Saturday, was a rather relaxing day for me.  I didn't do much.  Until the evening, that is.

My church had a special guest speaker, who was speaking Saturday evening, Sonday morning, and again, Sonday evening.  This is not a common occurrence, having a guest speaker, who not only joins us for both Sunday services, but also, on a Saturday evening!

By now, I'm sure you've guessed that I attended church, Saturday evening.

While we had a good sized gathering, I was truly shocked that there weren't more people.  Especially, since our guest speaker is not just a pastor from Michigan, USA, but was a previous Christian talk radio, host!

Paul Edwards was wonderful in what he spoke about the Trinity (God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and of course, the Holy Spirit), on Saturday evening.  While I wanted so badly to be able to hear him speak about Hell, during our Sunday morning service, I knew I wouldn't be able to attend.

Why I couldn't attend, was due to the fact that I was scheduled to do book signings at the United Communities Credit Union (UCCU), in Amherstburg. 

Had my neighbour/friend J, who is the author of a children's book been able to attend alone, on Sunday, I would have arrived later than requested, for she would have been able to fill in for me, for the time it would have taken, for me to attend worship, prior to travelling to Amherstburg.  But, this wasn't the case.

So, now you know where I was Sunday morning and afternoon!

Yes, both J and I managed to sell some of our books.  For this, I praise God and thank You, Jesus!

When I left the recreational complex about 4:00 p.m., or just slightly after that time, I made my way to do some shopping I needed to do.  Unfortunately, where I went didn't have what I needed.  So be it!  That's life!

Eventually, I made my way over to my church.  It seemed that this evening's service had many more people in attendance than Saturday evening.  I'm glad, for I believe we should be supportive of guest speakers, especially when they do not even live in our country.

Once again, Paul did a wonderful job discussing the subjects he had spoken on, in the prior services.  Although, this evening, he didn't preach/teach.  Instead, it was basically a question and answer session.  Still, Paul managed to discuss some of what he liked about previously being a Christian talk show radio host.  And, some of what he didn't really enjoy.

It was shocking to me to find out that even though Paul Edwards pastors a church, and was a talk radio host, he also has driven a school bus, for many years.  Wow!  Talk about a busy man!

After meeting both him and his wife, I decided to give them a copy of my book Love Never Fails You...  And, yes... Paul's wife glanced through it and asked me about the chapter relating to the bus collision.

All in all, it was a very good weekend.  I feel blessed.

There are many passages in God's Word, the Bible that tells us that God blesses us in many ways, but the first one that popped into my head was Matthew 5:11, "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake."

Yes, this verse confirms to us, that even when things aren't going well, and we are condemned in many ways, God still blesses us.  Again, I praise God and thank Jesus! 

Until next time...

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