Sunday, September 16, 2007

Great and Terrible Day

So today had a wonderful moment in the morning. I visited a church of another fellow ex-unnamed-denomination pastor. His story is probably more sick than my own - certainly as sick as, but his church is doing well. It is healthy, and growing, and full of happy people glad to be there, despite being abused by their former denomination - a group not unlike our own at The Gathering. I shared our work over the Halloween season with them, and then to my utter surprise they took a missions offering for our work.

Oh Lord send blessings to New Hope Church in Norwell, MA, and great blessings to Pastor Dave Wilson, and his wife Julie.

On the really terrible side of things: I have been planning for an event for the last three months, and I have been really excited about being a part of it. It turns out I had it in my schedule for next Sunday, and the event occurred today. I was to be a workshop presenter at the event, and I was a no-show. Now this really stinks, and I was completely embarrassed to discover the error at 7pm in the evening. The event ran from 10am to 6pm, and I discovered I missed the event at 7pm.

So, that makes for a great day - terrible day scenario. Why do I feel like this is a perfect illustration of my life over the last couple years?

Oh curses that James Taylor rings in my ears! "I've seen fire and I've seen rain...."


cerndeosil said...

There will be future invitations. :)



Lainie Petersen said...

Oh that really stinks, but these errors are so easy to make. :-)

I've been praying for you and your church, and I hope things are going well.

God bless.


carl said...

yup, I've had my share of great yet terrible days. Aren't they weird?

Pastor Phil said...

Hey Mike, Lainie, and Carl,

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Yep weird indeed.

Before Girl said...

Yep, I was there for that particular event and yup you were a no-show. Don't feel too bad-the other workshop I went to and the presenter was also a no-show. I still wonder how many more no-shows went on.

Webb Kline said...

Like Dickens said, "It was the best and worst of times." That sure defines my life--horrendously bad luck with enough good things happening to enable me to remain happy despite of it all. ;)