Notes from Sunday – 05/25/08

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  • Happy Memorial Day!

    I missed being in corporate worship with my own congregation yesterday. And I can’t wait to get back to work this week.

    I spent this past weekend on the other side of the country. It was a grueling, but encouraging weekend. And I believe the Lord blessed the preaching of his word.

    I lost my voice during the first of my two messages yesterday. I was nervous. Not enough water. Not enough sleep. But it didn’t really bother me during my second message like I thought it would.

    I had two long flights home last night. Thank God for exit row seats!

    Last night was Hailey’s first trip to LAX to pick up her daddy from a preaching trip. She was so excited that she slept the whole time. By the way, Saturday the 24th Hailey was officially two-months old.

    Knowing how tired I was, Crystal bought me sympathy food on the way home from the airport (Translation: hamburgers!).

    Two sons of MSMBC who pastor in the Los Angeles area – Reginald Payne and Ronald Saunders – filled in for me yesterday. I have heard good reports of how the Lord blessed our two worship meetings. Praise the Lord!

    I also heard that there were many guests in our services yesterday. Crystal tells me that a beloved sister who served as the minister of music at MSMBC under my father’s ministry was present. Crystal also met guests from San Diego. I love it!

    All weekend, I listened to a song that simply says, “I don’t mind waiting on the Lord.” This song has so been what I have needed to hear the past few days.

    Today is a typical holiday at the Charles family home. We have absolutely no plans. We will make it up as we go. Cool.

    I am so very, deeply, incredibly sad that the Lakers lost to the Spurrs yesterday. Not!!!


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.

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