Monday, May 28, 2007

MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW!

Hi Everyone!

It's been quite a week! My parents' flew in from Southern California last Tuesday night. Ben graduated from high school Thursday night. Anna and Mary turned 13 on Friday. I came down with a vicious head and chest cold on Friday.

All this time I was still writing for Sunday but I felt like Father MacKenzie in the Beatles song, "Eleanor Rigby." I was "writing the words of a sermon that no on will hear." At first I thought no one would hear it because it is Memorial Day weekend and the Shilohfolks tend to head "upnorf" to their cabins/cottages for the weekend. As it turned out, no one heard the words of that sermon because I was in bed with a fever, cough, congestion, and dizziness!

As I type this I'm feeling a wee bit better but not out of the woods yet. The kind of sad thing is that this is the first preaching assignment I have ever missed. Yes, since 1974, this is the first time I have been too sick to preach. (Some of my people might not agree with that statement, however!)

Gratefully, Tom (the elder) stepped up and handled the service brilliantly. My dad pulled up a devotional from his teaching time in his church in California. We had a guy in church today who just got out of prison after 22 years and came to faith while inside. One of the Shilohmen who does prison ministry interviewed him. Sounds like everything went just fine without the Shilohguy!

Today is my mom's birthday. We walked down the street to watch the glorious Caledonia Memorial Day parade complete with tractors and horses, school bands, and plenty of VFW representatives. We just had a great chicken dinner and we'll have cake and ice cream for Mom a little later.

That's what I've been up to. I owe a couple of posts to people on a couple of subjects but I won't get to them until I'm feeling better. I've missed you guys lately! Thanks for stopping by.

24 Comments:

At 4:14 PM, Blogger mark pierson said...

I hope all is well now. First absense from the pulpit since 1974? Wow! Cal Ripkin Jr. would be proud.

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger Shiloh Guy said...

Thanks, Mark. My pride almost got in the way yesterday morning. I knew I shouldn't even try it but my ego wanted to keep the record going no matter what. My lovely wife finally convinced me that I was making it too much about me. It was a good chance for the Shilohfolks to realize that Shiloh is them, not me!

 
At 7:56 AM, Blogger mark pierson said...

Check into the history of Caledonia Mich. and discover that it was named after a small town here in NY. People who moved on from here wanted to take a small part of "home" with them, so when they settled in Mich. they named it after the town they came from in NYS.

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger jazzycat said...

Dave,
I hope and pray that you can start another long streak in the pulpit.

 
At 4:13 AM, Blogger mark pierson said...

So much of Michigan is so named because of New York State. Hmm, no NYS, no Michigan... :)

 
At 8:44 AM, Blogger Craver Vii said...

I hope you're feeling better!
:-)

 
At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Susan Youngest Sister of Shilohman said...

I used to keep my girls home as soon as possible in the new school year, because I did not want them to go for any crazy records for perfect attendance. Remember the sunday school shield pin that we got new bars to hang on it at the end of each year? Do you still have yours? I have mine, minus a few bars. Mom and Dad even took us to church when we went camping (if available) and we would take a bulletin back as proof that we had congregated with the faithful.

I have watched some 60's baseball card auctions.
1963 Topps Don Drysdale Hof Dodgers #145 PSA 9(?) mint went for $2,550.00

1965 Topps Sandy Koufax #300 Dodgers PSA 8 went for $308.32

Hi to all,glad Mom had a a happy Birthday. (Plus all your other celebrations.)
Talk to you soon, Love Susan
P.S. Mom's cards are on the way. I bought 2 cent stamps and missed placed them.
S.

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger Shiloh Guy said...

Mark: Interesting news about Caledonia. I didn't know that! I'll have to do some research of my own.

Wayne and Craver: Thanks, you guys, for the wishes. I have discovered that being sick is one way to get a week ahead in sermon prep!

Susan: Good to see you over here at ShilohGuy! I have no idea where my world record Sunday School pins are. However, I still have pain in my back from wearing all those medals on my chest! Keep your eye on those baseball cards! My retirement may be in your hands!

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Gojira said...

Hi Dave,

Happy belated birthday to your mom!!!

Now you had titled this more that you wanted to know. It would have probably gone that way had you given two more things. Then it would have been more than I wanted to know.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!

Just kidding. :-)

 
At 3:43 AM, Blogger Baptist Girl said...

Dave
I hope and pray you get better real soon. Happy Birthday to your mom!Congratulation to your son's graduation! Life sure doesn't stop when we are sick, doe it *S* Take good care of yourself!

Cristina

 
At 4:29 AM, Blogger mark pierson said...

Where's Dave?

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Craver Vii said...

I haven't seen Dave and the refrigerator looks like it's been replenished since our last escapade...

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Scribe said...

Thank the Lord for Wal-Mart supermarkets!

 
At 8:49 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Awwww... I hope you're feeling much better now. It's good to be forced to rest sometimes, isn't it? Of course, you weren't enjoying the rest so much when you were out for the count, but I pray you're back to fightin' form - well, okay - fitness at least now. Were you back in the saddle, er, pulpit today?

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger mark pierson said...

Dave, there are hungry sheep encamped in front of your food cupboard again. Care to feed them?

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger mark pierson said...

Well, I guess I'll just have to stay here and hold my breath until Dave comes back. I hope that will be soon as I don't look good in blue.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Craver Vii said...

Notice that Mark stands very still when he holds his breath. Perfectly still. I wonder if I can make him move. Maybe I'll act like I'm going to draw on him. Nothing.

I realize I'm taking my life in my hands, but I'm going to let the pen make contact... Wow, this guy takes holding his breath seriously; he's like a statue. I'm going to start a fancy "tattoo" with my pen and hope that I finish before Dave returns.

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Susan said...

craver vii,
You crack me up!
I'm wondering if you stare at Mark's avatar long enough, it might morph into another picture - like those doofy dot pictures? Know what I'm talkin' about?
I never can see the other picture in a picture in those things.
Anyway, when the cat's away, we mice can play! Is Dave even checking these comments?
:-D

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Craver Vii said...

Funny that you mention that about the avatar. If you stare at it long enough, the painting in the background looks like a toppled bushel of apples.

Here, hold this pen. I'm going outside to check for mail...

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Susan said...

Gee, I dunno.
I'm thinking that painting is Edvard Munch's "The Scream."
:-D
Or maybe that should be:
:-O

 
At 4:50 PM, Blogger Scribe said...

Well, I guess I'll just have to stay here and hold my breath until Dave comes back. I hope that will be soon as I don't look good in blue

Hey Mark, you may have to go back to using the moiker "Blue Collar" if you do this...

Craver,

You are hilarious! ;)

 
At 5:21 AM, Blogger mark pierson said...

Craver, that is a bushel of spilt rasberries.

P.S. My wife likes my new color (blue)...
On my way to bone-yard.

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger Craver Vii said...

I hope Dave is okay. I was sure that by now, he'd run us out for messing around. You're a bad influence on me, Mark. ;-)

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger mark pierson said...

Dave's OK. I just got an email from him saying so much.

 

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