It has been awhile since I’ve posted. Many have been coming to my site through searches for Margaret Romph. For up-to-date information on Margaret’s progress, please go to www.caringbridge.org/visit/margaretromph. Her family greatly appreciates all prayers and words of encouragement.
The first month of 2009 is wrapping up this weekend. It has been a good month with lots of progress and much to do. Most of my time is work/ministry related. We are gearing up for three international mission trips this summer and this month has been informational meetings and nailing down as many details as possible. Trips to Kenya, Lithuania and Dominican Republic will all be in June and I’ll be hitting two of three – Kenya and Lithuania. I cannot wait to return and introduce new people to these incredible places and people. We have some great partnerships in these places and we are blessed from them.
I also preached this past Sunday – something I always enjoy. I preached on I Kings 3:16-28 – the story of King Solomon and the two mothers. I wanted to pay particular attention to the grieving mom whose son died. There are important lessons to learn from her about the effect of pain in our lives and how we react as a result of that pain. It was a long desire of mine to give voice to her pain which is largely ignored as the focus goes to the account of Solomon’s wisdom. You can listen to the sermon here.
In other news – I have a new work laptop which I LOVE!! So fast. So clean.