Sunday musings

I’d like to learn more about blogging so I bought Blogging for Dummies (8 books in 1) from the Barnes & Noble store in Apple Valley yesterday before my massage.  I also ordered Create Your Own Blog from Amazon yesterday and it is supposed to come Wednesday.  I plan to read as much as I can and make this blog better.

Church was great today.  I went to Community of Hope and Pastor Per, the senior pastor, preached on Mark 2:1-5, the story of the paralyzed man lowered down to Jesus on a mat because his friends couldn’t push through the crowds.  They had to poke a hole in the roof to get him down there.  Per challenged us to have friends like that and to be friends like that, to lead people to Jesus.  After church we had ice cream (sundaes on Sunday).  Next week we are celebrating Valor Sunday, honoring the military and first responders.

I started a new Bible study program yesterday.  I bought the One Year Study Bible from Barnes & Noble and began reading the Old Testament readings.  I tried to read all the readings from January 1 (which included the beginning of Genesis, Matthew, Psalms, and Proverbs) but that proved too much for me to understand so I put myself on the Three-Year reading plan (read the Old Testament readings in Year 1, the New Testament readings in Year 2, and Psalms and Proverbs in Year 3).  That makes more sense to me and I started that this morning with January 2.  I really want to comprehend what I’ve read.  I’ve read most of the Bible but not all of it.  Today’s reading was about Adam and Eve being tempted by the serpent (representing Satan) and being forced to leave the garden of Eden, the murder of Abel by Cain, and Cain getting married and having his own children after God sent him away.  I always wondered where Cain got his wife from. 

catching up/investigating Christianity

Once again I’m catching up after not having blogged for a while.  I’ve been busy putting in overtime at work.

I’ve decided to return to Christianity again (I was a Christian for many years, since I was 19) and have been attending an independent, evangelical Lutheran church called Community of Hope Rosemount, which is in my neighborhood.  Tomorrow I plan to go back to my sister’s church, Shepherd of the Valley ELCA (Lutheran) which has weekly communion.  I found that I missed Jesus and wanted to have a relationship with Him again.