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District Council ~ Day 2

It's so wonderful to be here. Glorious, in fact. I am enjoying my time at District Council so much, at both the Galleria Palms, the services and seeing my friends. As the song says, "life is precious, life is sweet!"

This morning Misty and I decided to sleep. :-) Now that's precious. Sleep, glorious sleep. Both of us have been working very hard lately and in need of some extra rest. As time has gone on and I have lost absolutely 100% of any inkling for political things, district business meetings have lost any luster they once had. So our guys went on to the business meeting and we got a little extra sleep and then headed to the women's meeting. It was a wonderful morning/afternoon. Marsha did a fantastic job. Preacher extraordinaire. Also, the more time I spend with our children's pastors (Trinity and Misty) over the years, the better it gets! I tell you what, if you cut these people open they would bleed loyalty. As anyone knows in ministry, this is not always easy to find. And aside from the loyalty factor they are just FUN, so fun. We are blessed, blessed, blessed. The more time I spend with them, the more I adore them. You've heard me talk about them a lot but in case you've never seen their they are. :-)


Anonymous said…
The only thing that makes me sad is that they're not in my district, lol!! Seriously, they've got to come to the next national CMA Leadership conference so I can meet some more awesome fellow CP's :o).
Melissa Davis said…
It's a blessing to have faithful people working with you for the same cause - Pastor Larry and you truly deserve them - God rewarded your faithfulness with faithfulness!
Stephanie said…
Hi! I've been reading your blog for a little while. I can't remember how I found it, but after seeing your link to Stuff Christians Like, I decided to read more.

I just had to comment on this one--is Misty a Mizzou alum? I am one, and just wanted to give a little shout out. :o)

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your faithfulness to the body of Christ!
Misty is from Missouri, but she is a CBC Alum.

Thanks for reading!


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