I was up at 7:30 this morning! Lazy, lazy, lazy! I had my quiet time, 3 miles on the treadmill, fixed breakfast for the lady of the house, and went out to pick up the morning paper. I immediately noticed our Crepe Myrtle tree in the front yard! WOW! It is absolutely beautiful. I went back in the house and helped Mrs. Gray to the front door so she could see it and we both admired God's handiwork!
She had it planted in 1997 and it has never produced much of a bloom through the years but this morning for some reason it was in full bloom and gorgeous! It has been hot with a heat index of 100 plus according to the weather man!
I am driving this week instead of flying and to tell you the truth I am looking forward to the drive. It takes about 7 hours to drive to Memphis, Tn., where I am scheduled to preach at the Calvary Baptist Church pastored by my good friend Pastor Jack Bachman. He is doing a wonderful job of leading his church in soul winning. He is a personal soul winner and I always enjoy being with him.
Next week is Longview Baptist Temple's NATIONAL TEEN CONVENTION! Pastor Gray II told me the registrations are up and I am looking forward to being a part of this years TEEN CONVENTION. If you have not decided to attend please make a last minute decision to join us for the week. It is one of the most exciting conferences you will ever attend. If you are in the area please make plans to be here each night of the conference. GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!