Random Distractions after Easter

Random Distractions after Easter

With Holy week and Easter behind us and Music Ministry Sunday a fresh memory, what is it we have to look forward to these days? Of course, the Kentucky Derby is just a week or so away and we have Mother’s Day the week after that as well. In the life of the church, the Day of Pentecost is still weeks away. It’s not one of the more celebrated Holy days of the year, certainly not on the scale of Christmas or Easter, not even Epiphany really. Yet it is the story of the birth of the church. Jesus has gone on, the Disciples are still uncertain about what to do, but they are about to get out into the world and begin a movement like none had seen before!

Some other more random distractions come to mind this day.

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." Leo F. Buscaglia

According to my news feed, it appears that Bill O’Reilly has been fired at Fox News for a series of sexual harassment situations. Mr. O’Reilly has written a number of books concerning the deaths/last days of Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, George Patton, the Rising Sun Empire of Japan, the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler and Jesus. These have received rather good reviews by critics. It’s seems a shame that a man with such obvious talent should not respect others while expecting it for himself.

Also, according to a Netflix report referred to by a ministerial colleague, people have spent 500 million hours watching Adam Sandler movies on Netflix. I will admit, Adam Sandler can be extremely funny at times (and equally annoying at others), but 500 MILLION hours; really? My friend’s final thought on the matter: “So. Many. Hours.”

Several times over the years, the Primetimers have sponsored overnight trips. Such is the case for June 20-21. We will travel to Cumberland Falls State Park on Tuesday while doing some sightseeing and return on Wednesday doing the same. Our final itinerary won’t be decided until we know what/where the participants want to go and see. There are two double occupancy rooms left if you are interested. First come, first reserved. Cost of the room is $107 per night. Here’s a chance to take a trip on the new bus, see some sights and dine at the park restaurant on Tuesday evening.