RESURRECTION WEEKEND

I have been trying all week to come up with something new for this time of year and really haven’t had much luck. We all have heard the message and hopefully taken it at heart. So I will not retell that wonderful story. Growing up in Prairie Grove and going to the Methodist church was one of the best things that could ever happen to me. Putting on a new white shirt and a new pair of shoes for church. Seeing all the young girls and their moms all decked out in new dresses and hats. Hats for Easter was really a big deal then. OF course times have changed. Styles have come and gone and for the most part traditions. We always had all the family over for dinner. Baked ham, rolls, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy. Ah the good ole days.
I always debate whether to go back to PG UMC or not for Resurrection Sunday. It is always a good time to see old friends but since the church is in a new building it isn’t quite the same. OutReach where I go now in Siloam always has a good service and Dave really puts his all into the teaching that day. Dinner will be no problem because I will have eaten at Don and Leola’s Saturday with their family. All the nice things will be on the table.
I am watching The Fellowship of the Ring for the upteenth time. My spell check says that isn’t a word but you know what I mean. The best line for me in this movie is by Gandalf. It is at the bridge in the mine of Moria. He tells the Balrog ” You shall not pass!” Well the Balrog hooks Gandalf as he is falling into the abyss and takes him also. That means a lot to me because I like to use it against the evil one when he tries to get me. I have Jesus as my Lord and when I need Him, He is there. He shall not pass. The reason I and you can do that is today Good Friday when they nailed Him to the cross and Resurrection
Sunday. HE HAS RISEN. HE HAS RISEN INDEED. God Bless you .

The Fun And Heartache Is Back NCAA Basketball.

Well did you fill out a bracket. Have you thrown it away yet. I made one for Yahoo Sports and pretty well got dumped Thursday night. Since the Hogs aren’t playing I don’t really care who wins. An under dog would be nice but they almost always lose the second game. If they win that I really get loud cheering for them but I don’t ever remember a true under dog that has won the championship game. Feel free to let me know if I have forgotten one. I have picked Gonzaga the last 3 years. I have quit them and picking Louisville. No reason just hoping to be on winning side. I was able to watch Fridays games at my friends Dale and Sheryl Cox. After a good meal we watched TVR games. Best way to watch. I get tired of Barkley and his buds on all the stations. Same old commercials on all the stations though the AT&T with the kids are cute.
I was asked why I wanted to do this, well I guess I have too much time on my hands and this feels some what constructive. Maybe therapy.
Sunday is Palm Sunday. Sunday’s are always the best day of the week. I get to fellowship with some truly wonderful people and the worship is always great. Sunday Evening the small group I am in will be having a dinner. It will be the last group meeting because we are starting ministry classes in April. More on those later. We really had a nice group.1 high school age boy and 2 college girls. 3 families and me. I am the eldest, not sure about wisest. It will be missed.
Please feel free to comment. I can take it.