Sunday September 4
Saying for the Day:Luke 6:37 And judge not, and you shall not be judged: and condemn not, and you shall not be condemned: forgive, and you shall be forgiven:
------- It is Sunday in Pigeon Falls and those good people who went to church at Last Lutheran heard a powerful sermon. Pastor Marvel preached on the water as a force of destruction as in hurricane Katrina and as a carrier of new life as in Baptism. There were two baptisms that morning so the sermon was just perfect. There is a bit of a fight going on at Last Lutheran as some of the newer members want to change the name. They think that last anything is not a good title. The old timers reminded them of the scripture that said " The last shall be first." But the fight continues and probably will go the church council. One problem is that there is no agreement as to what the new name should be among the people who want to change. Some want it named after a Saint like many other Lutheran Churches, some want it to be called First Lutheran, and some want it to have a geographical name like Pigeon Falls Lutheran. Pastor Marvel is trying very hard to stay out of it but if it goes to the council he will be right in the middle of it. Funny the things that Christians choose to fight over in a world that so desperately needs to hear the Good News. The last time there was a good fight at Last Lutheran some members quit but nobody seems able to remember what it was all about. It must have been very important. Well I'll keep you informed.
---- Slept sporadically last night, woke up every two hours. After breakfast Betty and I spent the morning organizing the book shelves in the living room. Again in the afternoon we spent three hours doing the same thing. The shelves had become a place to push things that we couldn't decide what to do with.We took out two bags of garbage and sent two boxes of books to the basement. First we inventoried each book and put title and author into the computer and which box it was in. We put a copy of the inventory in the box. We taped a copy to the cover and we put a label with the box name and number on the end. Are we getting organized , or what. In going through the books we found one titled getting rid of the clutter, perhaps it will help us. When we finished with the books I went back to work on the family web page which still will take a lot of work. Well I need a breathing treatment.