Today was my first Sunday in the pulpit at Immanuel. It was a great day. The DOM for Muskogee Association dropped by to pray with/for me. My best friend in the whole world, Martin Whipple and his family, and his parents came to hear me. My college friend Pam Kluver and her two sons came to hear me. My parents-in-law came to hear me. (my family would have come, except for Uncle Bill's passing.)
Folks seemed to be interested in the messages for both services. No one (that I could tell) fell asleep during the services and I didn't see anyone looking at their watches.
I really felt like I did a mediocre job, but everyone kept telling me that I did a great job, so the only explanation was: it was from the Lord.
Glory to God!