Tuesday, November 25, 2008

W.A.R.M. Up Those Turkeys

Today is a busy day at W.A.R.M.  We will give away 300 turkeys, along with pies.  I plan to go help this afternoon.  I LOVE being involved there.

Also, our church will open a clothes closet for the county -- with a startup date of February 1. Decatur does not currently have one.  The Bridgeport Church of Christ operates one.  We have a number of people here at our church that are excited to be involved in this ministry.

I am SO grateful to be in a place where we are concerned about the poor.  I have been reminded in recent years of just how important this is to God.  The prophets stress this theme over and over again.  Jesus has SO much to say about it, as well.  In fact, in two weeks I am going to begin a series (it may turn into more of an epic) on the Gospel of Luke.  Of the 4 Gospels, this one tells us more about Jesus' emphasis upon ministry to the poor and disenfranchised.

A sign of tough times:  Buick has dropped Tiger Woods.  He has been receiving $7 million a year for his endorsement (commercials, golf bag logo).  I hope he doesn't have to let his house go back as a result of this financial setback.

Three finalists for the Davey O'brien Award (given to the top college QB):  Colt McCoy, Graham Harrell and Sam Bradford.  ALL from the Big 12.  What a turnaround for this conference.  It seems like only a couple of years ago that pundits were saying it was one of the weakest conferences.  Now it has 3 teams ranked in the top 10 (Texas, Tech, and OU), and others hanging around (Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma State).      

This is a late addition to my blog:  I just received word that Prentice Meader, longtime minister at Prestoncrest Church of Christ, passed away this morning in Nashville.  Prentice was a good example to me of how much more positive our influence can be when we emphasize Jesus in our preaching.  Our prayers go out to the family.    


Josh Ross said...

Great thoughts about the poor, and I am pumped that you are preaching Luke.
You are dead on about the Big XII...except for one thing. I wouldn't put Kansas on that list. Yes, they were ranked in the top 15 at the beginning of the season, but they are 6-5, and they will play Missouri this weekend, which means they will be 6-6.
Know this...my Huskers are on the rise!

Jeff said...

Is Nebraska still in the Big 12? I remember when Nebraska and Colorado were dominant. Now Missou and Texas Tech are on the rise. Next thing you know, Baylor will win it and Rice, SMU and TCU will want in.

I'm looking forward to Luke and the new ministry for our church. It's a sign of the great things God is doing in the hearts of His people.

randy said...

I do so appreciate the people working to get the clothing ministry stood up and the support of the congregation for this work.

"But give what is inside the dish to the poor, and everything will be clean for you."