First off, thank you for your well-wishes for my health! It's no fun being sick, but it is nice to know people are thinking of you. So, honestly, thanks. Also, if you are getting sick, I hope you feel better really soon! I've heard a bunch of stuff is going around right now. So, RuthRe, don't get sick! and T-get better soon!
I was well enough to lead worship on Sunday. I was slightly worried because although I felt pretty good on Friday, I was all queasy and nauseated on Saturday again. But, Sunday rolled around and I felt pretty good. We had a Hymnfest Sunday with a type of mini-sermon between the hymns, so I didn't have to talk long. I really like preaching, but I understand that people like to sing the Christmas songs.
I didn't have to preach at O.C. Sunday because the man I help when Pastor is gone said he'd like to do it himself this time. I thought that'd be fine. But, I realized Saturday night that he probably didn't have prayers. So, after my church Sunday, I ran the 10 or so miles to O.C. and waited for him. When he walked in, I said, "Dude(not really, but I won't use his name) do you have prayers?" He told me he did not, so I whipped off the extra copies I had made out of my pocket and said, "Here ya go! I gotcha covered." And he said thanks and asked me if I'd like to do the sermon. I said, "Nope. I came to listen. Go ahead and do it." So, I stayed and worshiped with the people of O.C., which was nice because even though they're not "my" congregation, they're still very loving and supportive people. Dude delivered my sermon, and it was rather interesting to hear what was being said instead of saying it. Maybe it's just me; I don't know.
A lot of the congregants of O.C. were talking to me before and after worship about what's going on in my life,and they wished me the best of luck. The couple who attended the Synod Assembly at the same time I did talked to me a little bit too. I didn't really know them before Synod Assembly, but I think all of us who went got to know each other a little more. They're special people, and I REALLY like and respect them. They're just so wonderful.
I'm experiencing just a wee bit of insomnnia tonight. The problem, I think, is that I was over at Sis and BiL's house since Sunday afternoon (I celebrated New Year's at their house) and tonight, before coming home, I fell asleep for a little while on their couch. So, now it is 4:16 in the morning, and I can't sleep. That, and being sick always messes up my sleep routine. But that's enough of that. I am starting to feel tired now, so I'm going to head back to bed. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's celebration, and blessings on your new year!