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Kris, Pastor Montgomery and myself were talking and getting to know one another after church today. The conversation wa s progressing and we were learning more and more about his life and we were sharing our experiences with him. Kris starts talking to him about my accident and how the doctors had lost me twice and all. After she said this, the pastor turned and looked at me and said, “so this is grace.” At that moment, something happened. Something in my spirit moved and I began thinking of myself, life and my purpose differently.

It’s been years and many people have commented about why I was spared that morning and others, but none of it ever registered as it did in that moment when the pastor declared that it was grace that saved me. I finally realized that I am here for a reason much greater than I could’ve ever imagined and most importantly, I can and should be used. That statement awakened me and I feel like a renewal is taking place in my life and this time I’m aware and along for the journey.

I have a greater desire for more of Jesus and to commune with Him on a deeper and more intimate level.

So thanks Pastor Montgomery, I’m gonna enjoy having you here leading us.

SO THIS IS GRACE

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Here We Go Again…

Here we go again and hopefully it’s the last time. We are getting a new pastor today and I’m pretty excited. I hope this is it, we have had three, count them, 3 new pastors in the span of a year. Not only am I tired of changing pastors, I’m tired of liking them and seeing them leave. This is too much, I have enough stuff to deal with emotionally as it is. Anyway….

Welcome Pastor Montgomery & Family

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We will be getting a new pastor next month. I have absolutely no idea why the “big shots” in Nashville do this to us every couple of years. I really like my pastor. He’s young, motivated, and more people have come through our church doors since he’s been there than I can even count. He’s done really good, in my opinion. I don’t know who we’re getting, but I know we’re losing a great pastor. I hope he had a great time leading us.

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If someone asked me “how was church Saturday”, I would definitely say it was great, because it really and truly was. But, if that same person asked me “what was the sermon about”, I would honestly say I have no idea. I know it sounds crazy and it probably is, and even though I was in church and paying attention, for the most part, I don’t know what my pastor preached about.

My pastor is a very talented man and it seems as if he can get a sermon from any situation and/or life experience and Saturday this was definitely shown. I know the sermon had something to do with V8 Fusion and him taking his car to a mechanic to get it checked out. But the experience that touched me and moved me was the story he told of him and fellow pastors putting up tents for campmeeting. This may not sound moving, but he explained that it was the middle of the summer, in the sweltering heat and he told of how the only way that he could get what he needed, water, was by getting down on his knees and looking up.

This may not sound like a big deal, but when using that illustration in the context of our lives, that’s all we need to do when things are going bad AND when they seem great, fall on our knees and look up toward Jesus.  He is our answer to all of our problems and if we would just keep our eyes stayed on Him, He would keep us in the ark of safety and always protect us.

I was definitely moved and hope the sermon helped others, as well.

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All of us are used at some point in our lives, but now I’m a lil tired of being used. Here’s the scoop: My pastor informed me at the beginning of the year that we would have a youth day every month on the fourth Saturday. Now you would say, “that’s cool, so what?” Well, the kicker comes when he suggests that I be in charge of putting these programs together and selecting a speaker. If I’m not mistaken, “Isn’t that his job?” Doesn’t he get paid to beg recruit prospective speakers and invite them in “his” pulpit?

The first two months I was okay with finding speakers, but now notsomuch. My mood can sometimes change with the wind. I feel pressured and this month, because I’ve only been in my home church once, I feel rushed. With me feeling like this, it’s not a good sign for me, the pastor, or the upcoming church service.

What am I to do? I’m not even certain I’ll be in town this Saturday. I hope I have an epiphany or something soon. It’s not looking good though.

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