Sunday, November 15, 2009

It's Sunday...

This will be a ramble.

Erin is catching up on Amazing Race after an afternoon spent out with Becca.

Aidan and I hunkered down for some football and Star Wars Lego on the Gamecube.

I'm feeling a little worn out. I'm not sure if I'm coming down with something or if the gas tank is just about empty. And I'll be honest...I'm not sure which would be worse.

Erin and I spoke in church this morning. It was week #3 on a series called Rethink Love and the topic focused in on the subject of porn. We both shared from our own story and tried to offer some sort of hope for people that may find themselves consumed by it.

There were a bunch of firsts:
  • The first time I had ever been in a service that talked about porn.
  • The first time Erin and I shared our story in a public setting together.
  • The first time Erin and I taught together on a Sunday morning.
  • The first time I've been over the service "time limit" since we started the new service.
The most enlightening comment of the day was from a 75+ year old former pastor who came forward to commend us on talking about the subject at hand. He said that in 50 years of preaching he had never once talked about the issue. He agreed that it was way overdue.

I'm praying that lives and marriages will be changed and strengthened today and the week to come as a result of what people heard.


Jon Coutts said...

those are some serious firsts. take a day off or eight or nine and get well.

i hope the church is listening. whether they are or not, you just gotta be obeying.

Tarasview said...

any chance your church posts the sermons online? I'd love to hear that one! Good for you guys!