Monday, August 1, 2011

Time marches on...

I haven't posted anything on Tug's Life in a long time. I usually try to reserve this blog for old memories or personal family stuff. I do most of my blogging on my Bro. Byron's Blog, which is mostly church related stuff.

Lots of stuff has been going on over the past few weeks. Our pastor resigned the Church on July 5th and the deacons asked me to fill the job until a decision is made on what to do. I'm getting to preach to my heart's content, three times a week! My heart has always been in pastoring so this is wonderful for me. I am just willing to be used by the Lord in any way that I can.

My Uncle Onloe passed away last week and I preached his funeral this past Friday night. I was very nervous because I wanted to do a good job for my Aunt June and wanted to honor Onloe's memory. She seemed pleased with the way things turned out so that's all that matters to me. I enjoyed seeing a lot of my family members that I don't normally get to see. I hate that it was under these circumstances though. My cousin Jon is also a pastor and he helped out in the funeral and he preached the graveside service. I thought he did a great job. My Uncle Ron sang at both services and did fantastic. My mother and sister also did great jobs singing at the funeral. I believe Onloe would have been pleased.

It's been a month since I finished my last Seminary course. I am still waiting on the funds to start the next one. I've nearly got enough, so hopefully I can do that in the next week or two. This next course is "Teaching & Preaching the Bible." Sounds exciting to me since that's what I do anyways. I am so glad that Crown Seminary offers the Master's in Ministry course through the extended studies program because as busy as my schedule is, I would never be able to attend traditional on-campus classes.

I can't believe I turn 45-years old this Wednesday. I never thought I'd live to be this old. I can remember as a young boy thinking 45 was waaaay over the hill. LOL.
My mom, sister, and aunt treated me to an early birthday lunch today at Calhoun's. Of course I chose the cheeseburger as usual.

I'm not going to make any promises of updating Tug's Life soon. I have good intentions I'm just really covered up right now.

2 comments:

Mary August 1, 2011 at 10:26 PM  

It has been an eventful month but I sure am glad you're gonna be as old as me now!

UnIqUe TeEn August 2, 2011 at 9:15 PM  

Um..Dad...45 IS over the hill. hahahahahahahahaha :P Just kidding! ;) I'm glad that you enjoyed your time at Calhoun's. Good post. :) Surely you'll post about your birthday since it's tomorrow!

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