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Monday, October 25, 2004
Today I ended up sleeping in a little bit later then I wanted to. I ended up not having time for devotions and I got to church like 5 minutes late for practice. They hadn't started yet or anything but Britt decided she would make fun of me for being late. Anyway I had to setup a few slides for announcements this morning and get all the stuff configured and in order. But once I had it ready to go I put Heather in charge of powerpoint for today. Practice seemed to go pretty well and there weren't really any problems. But once the service actually started the praise team really screwed up on the first song. Pastor was just having a lot of trouble getting the right tempo. We tried to stop and start over three times.. after the third time and still not getting it right he was like. "Ok let just stop and pray, the devil just doesn't want us to worship God this morning." But after praying for the service the next attempt was a success and there were no more problems the rest of the service. It was kind of nice to see prayer at work. I bet God allowed those screw ups just so he could be glorified after the display of the power of prayer.
John talked about Dispointment and Psalm 73 for his message today and how we as christians can deal with it. I've read that verse quite a few times but I always just read through it and never actually got what was going on fully. It was pretty cool what it says. I've been in that same spot before and had the same questions. I really enjoyed the message today.
After the service was over we had a newcomers lunch at the church, but everybody was invited.. not just the new people. Pastor talked about things like what we believe, the goals for our church and a bunch of that kind of stuff new people would like to know. We had spagettii and salad and some really good desert stuff. I think probably about 80% of the people who were at church this morning stayed for it. I ended up sitting down and listening to it for about an hour or so, but I ended up getting up and having my personal devotions in another room instead after that. People were just asking questions and it got into deep conversations and stuff that I wasn't really interested in. I had to stick around to give BJ a ride home though so I just went to the office and hung out there until it was over.
After the meeting I took BJ home and then I just stayed there for the afternoon and did some Theology homework (study for a test). I got a decent amount of reading done while I was there, but eventually I just got really tired and had to close it up and take what was going to be a short nap. It ended up not being so short. I think I ended up going to sleep around 4:00 - I was out until about 9:30ish I think. Jo woke me up to see if I wanted to go with Britt to a youth church party thing but I was just too tired to even move. I can't remember if I even answered her. I might have even fallen back to sleep in mid question. I'm not sure what happend. Anyway I slept for like 5 hours. That more then I sleep in most nights. I was so out of it I actually even had a dream for once. I dreamt I was Moses leading the Isrealites to the promised land. Except it was a pretty twisted up story.. instead of parting the red sea I parted the Jordan (at least it was a river of some sort) and then instead of wilderness we were all hiking around in the woods. Also when I had to go to the top of a mountain to talk to God it wasn't just a normal moutain. It was like a big rock pillar looking thing I had to climb. So I was like cliff hanger climbing this flat rock face without ropes or anything. I can't remember quite what I looked like though but I do remember I had a long white beard. I also saw God's back but at that time I was looking at myself in third person from the front, so in my perspective of the dream I actually saw God's face. I'm still alive though so I guess it wasn't really it. But anyway.. there was a bunch of little things like that that went on. It was actually kind of fun to be Moses. Anyway, I was awakened from my wilderness journey by Jo tickling my feet at about 9:30. Allie was back from her dads and everybody was back at the house (except for Brittany). So it took me a few minutes to come back to reality but then I just sat and talked for a while with Allie to see how her time with her dad was. A little later we ended up just watching a movie that was on TV. It was really good, and sad too. I wish I could remember what it was called. Anyway that ended up going until 11:00 and I had to leave after it was over. Once I got back to campus one of the girls came by who's comptuer I was working on to pick it up. Then I had to finish reading one more chapter out of my Theology book to get done studying that. Now I'm trying to talk to my mom about getting plane tickets to come home for christmas. We're trying to find the cheapest way possible. So far we aren't having very much luck though it finding a good deal. So If you would all want to pray we can figure somethign out for that, that would be great! I would like to be home for christmas if at all possible. Anyway, I think I need to get to bed now though. Even though I took a really good nap today, I don't want to stay up too late. I hope I don't have a hard time falling asleep. Anyway, I'll say good night now!
posted by Jeremy Dillinger @ 1:57 AM 

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