Everything is Relative

November 2, 2022


Leadership Notes


"Everything is relative" is beautifully captured in my weather app forecast for this coming Saturday. It says, High clouds, breezy and warm - 70°. Ya gotta love it. For November 5, a high of seventy degrees is described as "warm." If it were July 5, it would be described unbelievably pleasant. Any way you slice, the past six weeks worth of weather have been fantastic. I cannot think of a longer stretch of time when we {at home} had neither air conditioning nor heat running. While the "Inflation Reduction Act" has shown itself to be a fool's errand from the beginning, nature is helping us cut household expenses a little bit in the utilities sector. Lovely days and nights.


Some have asked me about Proposal 3, which is on the ballot next week. We emailed a fact sheet recommended by our presbytery. We also made an information sheet available on one of our information tables. Both information sources are from a right-to-life perspective. I understand, whether one is for or against an issue, the facts will be interpreted through that lens. We all add our spin. For me, the point is more basic than that. Proposal 3 is being pushed by Planned Parenthood. If Planned Parenthood is for it, I know to be against it. No one represents the "Cult of Molech" better than PP. We are all going to cast our votes, whatever is on the ballot, in ways we feel most appropriate to our worldview.


Halloween night was a safe and fun evening in our neighborhood. The kids {of all ages} were polite. Costumes were delightful. It was a lovely night. One little boy, remembering he forgot to say, "Trick-or-Treat" as he walked away, turned back to tell me he forgot to say "Trick-or-Treat." I thought I was putting him at ease when I assured him, "Oh, it's okay." To which he replied, "If I didn't say it, you know that would be stealing!" What a cool little dude.


Life is good in small towns.


Finally, I love this from Alistair Begg:


"If you want to be a wise person, you need to know God. If you

want to be a wise person, you need a Bible. If you want to be

those who display understanding, then it starts with your own

humility before the majesty and might of the God who has made

you."


We are blessed to be serving Jesus Christ together through this wonderful church. We give thanks to God daily that our names have been written down in the Lamb's Book of Life.


And now, your Moment of Spurgeon:


Sinners may sin, and in this life they may prosper, ay, and

sometimes prosper by their sins, but those whom God loves will

always find the way of transgression to be hard...


With Much Love and Affection,


Richard

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