Missy and I are back from Fort Walton where we were visiting her brother Chris. I had the opportunity to speak at the Niceville Church of Christ’s Wednesday night summer series. It was nice to get to meet Joe Palmer and many other great people in Niceville. They did something there that I haven’t seen done in a while but is something I grew up with. I am talking about the mini-worship service on Wednesday night that everyone attends in addition to Bible class. We don’t do that at Northwest but I did see some value in it that I didn’t realize back when I was younger. On Sunday morning it is really hard to get people to pay attention to announcements. Often people are milling around and it is hard for people to hear when you start announcing things at the beginning of service. But on Wednesday night people are really keyed in and able to listen. They announced prayer needs, relevant congregational information, etc. It left me wondering how many other churches still do this on Wednesday night. Do any of you attend a church that still has that format?
We are at my mom’s house. She is going to sell it after living here for 30 years. This is, most likely, our last holiday