Monday morning reflections and thanksgivings

Yesterday was a glorious Easter Sunday and great reason to begin today by giving thanks to God for His faithfulness and all the people who made it so special.

  • First I am thankful for celebrating my thirty-eighth Easter with a full realization of its true meaning – having tasted Jesus’ resurrection power raising me from spiritual death to life.
  • Wow, thanks for Mark Spencer, his hard work, creativity and dramatic flair, in bringing to resurrection life the centurion at the cross.  It literally was a tour de force for the glory of God and made our Easter services at Bridgewood an unforgettable experience.
  • Special thanks for the staff and the over hundred Bridgewood volunteers who joyfully served in an amazing array of roles to make our three Easter services our best ever! 
  • It was so great reconnecting with dear friends whom I haven’t seen for a time including the Glasby’s who now live in Brainerd and were one of the first families to accept Christ back when we first started the church in the Chippewa Middles School.
  • Seeing Bob & LaRae Nelson, the first of our BCC snowbirds to return was a great joy!
  • I was thankful for the visit and encouragement of a number of former Bridgewoodians who are now making the new Epic Life Church in Andover a great place to serve God.
  • Easter is a big family day for us and I am so thankful for my dear wife Susan who made a ham and turkey dinner to die and be resurrected for.  My only regret is that I had but one stomach to dedicate to it.
  • All seventeen of us basked in the sunshine and delighted in watching the grandchildren play in the back yard.  The highlight was the kite flying – between little ones joyfully running in circles, tangled lines and tails in trees it was a blast.
  • Wonderful to hear that my sister Rosie who visited with us all week, fueled by first service pancakes, made the long drive back home to Kansas City safely.
  • And finally, thankful for a quiet house, late afternoon nap on the couch, time to read the newspaper and an appointment with The Celebrity Apprentice – talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous – it was a GREAT DAY! 

2 thoughts on “Monday morning reflections and thanksgivings”

  1. "Favorite" Donna Schultz

    Thanks for sharing of your Easter 2010–God is Good….all the Time…STILL!!! It was such a wonderful Easter service and the play by Pastor Mark was awesome. I am happy I was able to introduce you to Gary’s “other brother” Fred, before the service started.

    Fred is not a church goer, he probably has not been in a church for 40 years–he was blown away by Pastor Mark’s play and loved BCC! I may get Fred to attend BCC more often now.

    I am so thankful to my Jesus for blessing us with you, my all time “favorite” Pastor, Susan and BCC!

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