I did this morning’s service at Osceola United Methodist Church and things went very well. Their numbers are up and there is a positive spirit about the place, all of which are good to see. They feel good about themselves and I am grateful to God for that.
I come away, of course, with the realization that there was much more I could have thrown into the message, things I’d thought about in the wee hours of the morning, things given me perhaps by God but that didn’t get mentioned. When that happens I figure the Lord didn’t need them to be said and I remind myself that the Holy Spirit is in charge. I do wish, however, I’d thrown in a “commercial” for the book reading I’m doing on September 21st at the St.Croix Falls Public Library. I’m hoping for a good turnout then and for books to sell.