Saturday Recap / The Financial Bailout

Saturday Recap
I had one of the more relaxing Saturdays I can remember.  I missed my family very much, but enjoyed a day of solitude.   I spent a lot of the day enjoying football, while setting up a new blog-site at   I know that it will be a pain for my readers to re-subscribe, but I think the change will be worth it.

The Financial Bailout
I am disappointed about the $700 Billion Government bail out.  None of our leaders could articulate why we were doing this, and they used closed-door meetings to rush through a massive philosophical change in our government without any meaningful public dialogue.   The initial reports do not show that it has been helpful.  We’ll have to wait and see.

Quote #6
(instead of New York City) is now the financial capital of the world . . . Hank Paulson is the CEO of the United States. – Erin Burnett of CNBC, Meet The Press – September 21, 2008

7 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. 8 They are like trees planted along a riverbank,with roots that reach deep into the water.  Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit. – Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)

Taming the Tongue / Sewanee – The University of The South

I am excited about my message this Sunday . . . Taming The Tongue.    The Scripture says so many good things about our words, and I have been personally challenged as I have prepared for Sunday.

I originally thought this would be a low Sunday since it is Sumner County’s Fall Break.  However, I have not heard of many people who have left town, so I am feeling more optimistic about what our attendance will be.

Two wees ago on our staff retreat we visited Sewanee, TN, which contains The University of the South.   We made the five minute drive from our bed and breakfast in Monteagle to the campus, and we discovered a little sliver of Europe right in the middle of rural Tennessee.  The campus for The University of the South is gorgeous, especially All Saints Chapel.   Beth took some incredible pictures of All Saints Chapel.   Also, there is a huge white cross visible to the community that we visited one evening.  You will see David and me at the foot ot the cross to give you an idea of how larget the structure is.