There's just nothing like framing a house that puts your world in order!
This last week has been busy -- and fun! Last Friday and Saturday I was privileged to work alongside other incredible Habitat for Humanity volunteers and frame a couple of houses in Monroe! Those H4H people do it right -- lot's of volunteers, food, well organized -- wow!
Wednesday and Thursday I enjoyed installing drywall -- there's just nothing like 'getting in the groove' - with screws flying and dust swirling -- and a house raising up before our eyes.
Props to Dick Rollins, Dustin, Jesse and the others I worked alongside! (Did I just say 'props'? btw, that means "proper respect". Since I now have used that word, it will certainly be taken off of the list of 'cool slang words')
Well - this weekend should be fun! I get to preach on Spiderman, which rhymes with Cryderman... hmmm.
The "subject" is "Overcoming your Family's Dark Side". The connection for me is this quote from 3 -- "Every hero has a choice to face the darkness or be consumed by it."
Anyway, I'm growing in enthusiasm over this message. I've chosen to make it simple. The concept is this: Whenever I find myself in darkness, I must move into the light.
And we do, don't we? Some of us find ourselves in a family with a dark side -- we ignore it, or avoid it, and we hope no one ever knows about it. But sometimes, the dark side is "us" - we have a dark side (that of course influences our relationships with others).
Either way, victory is found when we move toward the light. There's no reason to stay in the darkness - and you can find victory over yours!
But it's a battle - and it won't be easy. Are you willing to try? Go for it!
Well, I've been a pastor since the "1900's". I've served all my life with the Free Methodist church. The Harbor is a place for people to come and get refueled and repaired! Then, go and find others who need the same. To God be the glory!