A view from the cheap seats

wow…this was one full sunday!

  • great crowd this morning.
  • lots of new faces…graduation weekend always brings new friends…but that wasn’t all!
  • hot, hot, hot.   glad the north point  a/c is working well.
  • my voice was already shot before i showed up.   not a good sign.
  • i don’t think i have ever studied quite this much for a sermon.
  • knowing that i stand a little outside the mainstream on my understanding of marriage roles makes me want to be doubly sure that my teaching is clear,  understandable and grounded in the word.
  • this is the first time i have ever preached a sermon series on marriage.   individual sermons,  yes.   five in a row,  no.
  • it’s easier…and harder…at the same time.
  • easier because i don’t have to try and say it all in one sermon.   it’s a chance to develop layers and dig deeper.
  • harder because i feel the pressure to keep people connected to the topic over a long period.   hope it’s working!
  • really good spirit in the room.
  • singing was louder than normal.   go figure.
  • i love loud singing.
  • chipotle for lunch.   never a bad choice.
  • had to really hustle after lunch…had some last minute work to do on alan and jen’s wedding ceremony.
  • got a late start on my drive to the wedding and got stuck in some bumper to bumper traffic on my way there.
  • i started to get a little anxious,  but then i remembered hey,  they can’t start without me anyway!
  • definitely an advantage to be the one in charge of the wedding.
  • ok.   i’ll say it,  since alan and jen probably won’t be reading this blog on monday morning.   it was miserable hot outside at the wedding.
  • water was pouring out of my freshly shaved head like a leaky faucet.
  • during the ceremony,  sweat got on the lower portion of bifocals.   couldn’t see my notes.   not good.
  • made a pretty good recovery, tho.
  • i made friends with a lot of people after the ceremony.   it was pretty short.   noticeably short.   i’m a hero.
  • i’m proud of alan and jen.   they have a good foundation.   they understand the meaning of covenant.
  • turning on the a/c in our car on the way home after the wedding was pure ecstasy.

this is another big week.   serve well.   honor god.   live like it counts.

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One thought on “A view from the cheap seats

  1. I was sure hoping you’d end the ceremony with something like, “You may now kiss the bride. And Ross, you may now jump in the pool.”

    That would’ve been great.

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