I think I'll just start posting a "Sunday Review" post each week, recapping what happened during the day and getting a new start on the week. I was pretty busy the last part of this week. I'm trying to keep priorities in order, and the past couple of days, the priority wasn't the computer! ;)
We had our regular group of folks this morning, all the way down to my three Sunday school students. The preschooler, who didn't want her Mom to come in last week, found that her mom was scheduled for "nursery duty" this week . . . and cried like her heart would break because Mommy was coming with her into Sunday school. So Mommy calmed her down, then sent her in alone (secretly watching from the door as she came in and took a seat). She did fine, so Wes has said that, unless we have visitors who have small children or babies, we'll forego the extra Sunday school helper each week. You think I can handle three kids all alone each week?!!
One of our visitors from last Sunday night returned tonight! It was so nice to see him, even though his mom had to work. He seemed right at home, talking with one of the other men and joining in the singing. I hope he does feel at home.
Something interesting has happened at several of our Sunday night services. Down the hall from our room, a group of Muslims have a meeting of their own, which starts after our service has ended. They begin arriving while we're having our service, and every now and then, one or two of the men will come into ours and sit down and listen. It's always while Wes is preaching, so they're getting some good ol' Baptist preaching. They just come in and sit, then leave when the service is over. When they stay long enough, we always shake their hands and let them know that they are welcome in our service. I'm going to pray that the Lord will begin to work in their hearts. We just may see one of them saved one day from their venturing into our service!
I believe our ladies are ready to sing! They're doing very well with their song. Next week Wes wants to get something together with the men, as well as allow the ladies to practice their song again. The Lord has blessed us with some musical talent, and we're thrilled that so many of our people are willing to use that talent in our church services.
At the end of this month is our second annual Men of the Word conference. Wes and our men are getting ready for this highlight of their year. Our family is excited, because our former pastor, Bro. Mickey Hollars, is the guest speaker for the event. We're really looking forward to seeing him again, and I'm making my plans to fix fresh peach pie and sausage biscuits. Not at the same time, of course. Those are the things I made in Texas that Bro. Mickey really loved, so of course I have to make them when he comes. Along with an apple pie for Wes. Can't forget him, can I?
Speaking of Wes, a few weeks ago I had a hankering for a hamburger after church, so I fixed some when we got home. Can you guess what has quickly become a Sunday-night tradition at our house??? The burgers are in the pan as I type! ;) Spoiled man, he is. We used to just have sandwiches or soup on Sunday night. But I'm pretty sure "spoiling him" is in my job description somewhere. It's a job that pays well - I'm pretty spoiled myself! :) Yep, it's pretty stinky around our house, with all the spoiling that goes on! LOL