1) New Jersey gas keeps getting cheaper! I saw it today for $2.56! Can you beat that? If not, please drive to visit us and get gas while you’re here.
2) On Sunday morning, we had the privilege of speaking three times at First Baptist Church of Collingswood. We heard the interim pastor’s message twice – and enjoyed it as much the second time as we did the first. Pastor Bob was preaching from John 15 about the fruitful life. There was one quote that has stayed with me. He said (paraphrased), “I think God is pleased to answer our prayer during these challenging times to make us wise and to make us generous.” Listening to the news too much these days is incredibly discouraging. I have numerous friends who say that when their retirement statements come in the mail they don’t open them because they don’t want to know how bad it is! Rather than being gripped with fear, there is something we can do: pray — God, make us wise with what you’ve given us; and make us more generous. I’m giving it a try.