Today was just a nice day to be outside doing something. So what better way to get the family together than to haul some dirt around! We needed to fill in dirt in a couple of places around our foundation that have settled over the past year. So with the help of my wife, Philip, Danny & Grace we went into high gear and pulled back some of the landscaping and took care of the problem. That got me thinking about how we always need to be checking our spiritual foundations on a regular basis. Do we have a time of prayer and Bible reading each day? Do we regularly attend a worship service where we can get spiritually recharged? I know in my life I can get so busy with things and plans that I forget to keep my spiritual life where it needs to be. One thing I remember my dad always saying from the pulpit, “Beware of the barrenness of a busy life.” The older I get, the more I understand that statement.
I am excited about the opportunity to speak at a church in Salina, KS this Sunday evening. I will be speaking to a large group of volunteers who work with children and I will share some ideas that we have been using and try to encourage them in their ministry. Please pray for Debbie and me as we travel up there Sunday afternoon and also that I share what God wants me to share.