Howdy, and happy Sabbath!
I am trying to wrap up my sermon for tomorrow and thought I would take a quick blog break to clear my brain a bit. I know some of you who check this blog live in Dallas, Texas, so if you happen to check it tomorrow morning while you are grabbing your news, etc., know that I am excited about being there for services tomorrow! (In fact, in less than nine hours!) It seems as though it has been so long–of course, because it has. I think the last time we visited the Dallas congregation was Thanksgiving weekend 2005. Hopefully you are interested in one of those hang-out-in-the-meeting-hall-and-gab sort of post-services activity, because that sounds good to me! Rare visits like these can often be frustrating, because you want to see everyone and yet you never get to spend as much time as you would like.
Meanwhile, I hope all is well with you, today, my Missourians and Illinoisians! (OK — both of those words are total guesses. There is no way that “Illinoisians” is correct. Come on–comment and help me out!)
Also, I have had a chance to talk to a friend of mine this week about finally creating a private website for our congregations and everything looks as though it will be very easy to do (And free! I like free!). Once I get back from taping and meetings in Charlotte, I plan to begin putting things into place. For those of you who access this blog by going to the http://www.wallacegsmith.com (or “.org”) website address, that will be down for a little bit while various changes are made. (Although, this blog can still be accessed at its “natural” address of https://wallacegsmith.wordpress.com during that transition.)
Currently, the plan is to create a home page that will have public links (such as to this blog and to the LCG website and the Tomorrow’s World website) but also some private links (such as calendars of events, speaking schedules, prayer requests, and some original material from me and our two hard-working elders) accessible only by the members of our congregations that will be helpful in supporting our work here in Central and Eastern Missouri. Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome!
Well, it’s back to the sermon. I do hope all of you have a profitable and meaningful Sabbath–that you will delight in the gift of it as much as the Father delights in giving it to us. Take care!