Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thoughts of blessing to replace thoughts of loss
Here is a picture of my mom and dad. They are the ones seated at the back of the roo,. This picture was taken when the Orchard first moved into their campus they are currently at in aurora. Dad never missed a service. He taught me to stand by your leaders, lift them up in prayer, help them out however you can. They need us as much as we need them. It is a community of believers, a family and the pastor is the father figure of the family, leading and guiding the best they can and with Gods help. We may not always understand the dirrection they are taking us, but with child like faith, we trust them, trust God, and pray about any issues that may be bothering us (key word- PRAY- not gossip about it, or spread negativity) Anyway, I try to think on the good memories that I have had with dad and Pastor Larry as well, especially when depression trys to overwealm me.
Here is one of the first sermons Pastor Larry preached in the new building back in 2000. Looks a lot different today.