This week we are on vacation. We are in Indianapolis, IN once again visiting with our family. Eric, Sarah, Mandy, David, Aubrey & Simeon. Louise & I are going to have a GREAT week. But, oh yes the weekend!
- We had a great community group Friday evening. We shared a number of stories about how the Ripple Effect changed our lives or others we know. It was a follow-up to our weekend gatherings the week before. It was great! We also looked at the Ripple Effect in the Bible. Try to follow this one. Why is there a church in Ethiopia today? Well, after Stephen was stoned a great persecution broke out. Phillip the deacon re-settled with his daughters in Samaria to escape the persecution in Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit carried Phillip to share with the Ethiopian Eunuch. The church in Ethiopia can trace it’s roots back to that experience between the two and that Ethiopian official coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus. It all started with a very negative thing — the stoning of Stephen.
- After dropping a bunch of Furnace Hills Coffee off at the Westminster Farmer’s Market we drove to Indianapolis. A great ride and time to talk, sleep (when not at the wheel) and just listening to good music. It was like coming home to be with Mandy. She has a beautiful condo and we love hanging out with her.
- Church yesterday was awesome. We attended Mandy’s church. Church at the Crossing in Indianapolis is just a great place to be. The worship was awesome. I love their blended service and the preaching was powerful.
- We had lunch with our dear friend Lisa Meharry. We ate at a Chinese buffet. Hey Baltimore, take lessons from Indianapolis. They have the BEST Chinese buffets out here. That’s another story though.
Have a GREAT week. We are having a good time here. I’ll keep you posted.