FACEBOOK: I feel guilty at not joining the many invitations to sign up as a Facebook friend. I receive the invitations from terrific people. Dusty says I need to be doing Facebook. So far, though, I have declined. One reason I don't sign up is I don't know how. And, I certainly don't know how to decline...so I don't do anything.
I focus on this blog. It is important to me to keep it current. With it, email, phones (office, home, and cell) I'm in touch sufficiently, don't I think? Yes, I think.
GOLF: Wayne Conway passed by my table Monday evening at El Chico; the Honduras fundraiser. He put two cartons of new golf balls in front of me. We both love golf. I was stunned to receive so many new balls....and they were just placed in front of me (as Casey Jones said when little) with no asking. As I opened one sleeve I saw Wayne's genius. He had ordered an imprint to be placed on each ball;
A Place to Start Life Over
Church of Christ
What's the intent? Golfers like us are always losing golf balls due to errant shots. So Wayne has devised a "Lost Golf Ball" ministry which advertises the church to those who find our stray shots. 100% Natural Evangelism at work again!
BASEBALL: I pray for Rick Ankiel of the Cardinals; I have for years. During last night's game he did poorly his first two at bats. When he came up the third time I began praying for him as he has really struggled early this season. He got a hit, then another, and the third time up he got a hit driving in the go-ahead run against the Mets only to later score. I emailed him this morning that he remains in our prayers....and that we did well in last night's contest.
MANUSCRIPT: I've been working on a new manuscript for four years. It isn't an easy process, but it sure is fun. I have a professional writer/friend assigned to rigorously edit the manuscript from cover to cover. She has to be pretty frank; like in this morning's note that the first 2/3s are stellar and the last 1/3 is unacceptably weak. Now I have work to do...again.
And I encourage you that 2/3s of your ministry may be strong yet 1/3 not so good. Don't sweat it and don't resist it. Learn from it. Grow from it. Correction is for the ones intending to get better at the jobs God gives us.