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WED
Praise Team Practice
7:00 PM
The Praise Team instrumentalists and vocalists will practice each Wednesday night at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary.
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SUN
9AM Contemporary Service
Contemporary Service with our Praise band leading the worship, and message delivered by pastor or guset speaker
10AM Sunday School
Sunday School Classes for all ages, using Lifeway resources and others in a small class learning setting, where questions and discussions are welcomed.
Blended Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Our Blended Worship Service with special music from our Praise Band, Choir, and individuals. Our pastor or special speaker brings a message using the greatest instruction book available.
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Training for the Race of Life.....Day 67 (Normal)

Training for the Race of Life……Day 67 (Normal)
 I was able to get away for about an hour today and hit the treadmill.  I got in around 6 miles and my ankle actually felt pretty good.  I’ll have to say it was good to get back to normal. To just run normally and clear my mind for a few minutes.  Normal is good but sometimes we take those “normal” things for granted don’t we? 
 I have a good friend whose little boy spent 5 weeks in the Hospital, as I read their caring site they talked about when he got out and got to come back home how good it was to have a “normal” day.  I know last year we spent almost a month in the Hospital with my mom, when she finally got out and got to come home it was good to have things normal again.
 Our oldest son spent some time in the Hospital when he had heart surgery at 3 weeks old.  We were new parents and hadn’t really established a normal routine when they flew him to Duke Hospital on a medical helicopter, so we didn’t know what normal was.  When we got home and finally did establish some sort of normal routine it was absolutely wonderful.  (Even though we were normally getting up every few hours to feed him).  Normal was good then.
 And normal is good now.  We sometimes take it for granted.  I know I do, but normal is good.  The Bible tells us that “God’s mercies are new EVERY morning.”  Again whether it is a normal morning, a great morning, or a hard morning.  God’s mercies are new.  Which means this, God is there.  He is there in every moment and every second.  Every good day, every bad day, every normal day.  We need to remember that and we need to be thankful for those NORMAL days.  The Bible says, “give thanks in all things,” and that even means to be thankful in those normal days that we sometimes just take for granted.
 I was thankful to normally run today.  We need to be thankful everyday to a God who loves us and is there with us, no matter what.  “This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
 So keep running with Jesus and being thankful no matter what.  In fact live thankfully so that being thankful becomes normal for you.