Saturday, July 7, 2012

Okay so you all know those Chuck Norris jokes ie.- When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he doesn't push himself up, he pushes the world down. There's hundreds of them and they are funny. But on a serious note, all of them point to the fact that Chuck Norris is a really impressive guy: six time world karate champion, movie star, television star, author and political adviser. I say all this to share a new Norrisism: Why are all other churches inferior to the Baptists? You got it, Chuck Norris is a Baptist, (my apologies to all the other denominations). Rode to Ruidoso today to help with a food, and clothing drive for all those who lost their homes in the Little Bear Fire. Rode up with the Son's of God MC and were accompanied by three other motorcycle clubs and met another when we got there. The fire was devastating with over 224 homes burned and over 36,000 acres of forest burned. It was great to be a part of the relief effort. Members of our church have already been there with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and my son, Jeremy, spent two weeks there with the Army National Guard. It had been a while since I rode with that large a group of bikers. It is pretty fun and sometimes hair-raising to be flying down the highway two-a-breast a couple bike lengths back from one another going ** mph. I'm sure it is the same kind of feeling skydivers get. Well, while I was off chasing the wind (and rain) deacons at our church discovered a huge water leek that flooded the sanctuary. They had to call a cleaning service and there will be no worship in that part of the building tomorrow. In fact we canceled the Saturday night service and the early Sunday morning service and will just have one service in the fellowship hall. Unfortunately, I won't even be there, I am preaching at a friends church in Albuquerque, so our youth pastor will be running the show. However, being in Ruidoso today kept it in perspective. God is good and this too shall pass.

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