Saturday, March 15, 2008

THE WORK GOES ON


Milton, here:

Today I left early for a men's breakfast at the church followed by a work day. The fellowship with the men was encouraging as we looked to God's Word, sang, and prayed together.

Then the work began all around our facilities. Mulching flower beds, cleaning inside, and maintenance repairs all were happening simultaneously. It was thrilling to see everyone pulling together to work at God's house. Work accomplished leaves such a good feeling inside.

Kristy and I were married at this church. Her mother taught Bible and worked as a faithful member in Southside for almost fifty years before going to heaven. Her father grew close to God here and served Him here during his last years. Her siblings were raised in Southside. Her dear aunts and many other relatives have worshipped here. This place has deep special meaning to us, and we are honored to serve as pastors here.

I have to tell you that there were a lot of feelings going on in me this morning as I hurried from place to place on our church grounds. There were so many wonderful precious memories that seemed to well up inside me.

When I left this morning, it was hard for Kristy to stay home as she is usually right in the thick of things. She would be designing, decorating, directing, dirtying her hands, and doing all manner of duty. (Sometimes I write like a preacher trying to put together an acrostic sermon outline.) But her presence was felt and all the church members understood. They love her and are praying and pulling for her and for us.

God is good.
***
How is Kristy?

She had a ball with the grands and daughters, but she has been slowing some this week. She needs to rest more and is sleeping more.

It is getting more difficult for her to read and write. That is hard on her, and to be honest, it really is tough on me watching her struggle. She has been so alive and strong.

Please keep her and us in your prayers.

4 Comments:

At 5:00 PM, Blogger Margo Carmichael said...

Praying for you and Kristy and your wonderful church! Standing in agreement with you all! Yes, please, Lord, "With His stripes, you are/were healed." Thank you!

 
At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Twinsisters4ever said...

Hey Kristy we went to your church today hoping we could see but Milton explained how you're feeling and gave us some of your books. He can tell you about it. Also My Aunt says HI. My Aunt is Hope whittenton from high school. Hope you feel better!

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger SweetAnnee said...

Praying for you and thinking of you often!!
deena

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger DayleShockley said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home