Sermon on Ministry of Women At a time that now seems long, long ago and far, far away, I preached a LENGTHY sermon at Highland on the ministry and gifts of women. The elders asked me to take an extended period in one Sunday in the middle of January to walk through our study of scripture that led to our current place in this journey. There are so many new members and students who weren't around for the long congregational study. There was an amazing moment that Sunday, as I now faintly remember. After my message (about an hour long, including my words of pastoral encouragement at the end), the elders spontaneously came up, affirmed the message, and prayed. Not all readers of this blog will agree with what I said. But if you're interested, you can order the CD from Highland. Our website is still under construction (COME BACK, KEITH BRENTON!), so it might be best to call (325-673-5295) or write (425 S. Highland, Abilene, 79605). (A note that is probably important only to me: I don't make anything off the sales of these CDs! I think the church sells them at cost.) - - - - Monday morning I heard words that made me panic. It was the beginning of week three. Chris had gotten up early, and he and I had just finished his little physical therapy routine. He said, "I'm going to take a nap. But will someone wake me up at 10:00? That's when 'The Price Is Right' is on." Yikes! Words I never wanted to hear from my twelve year old. A few minutes later I was off to Lincoln Middle School to retrieve homework assignments from teachers. It seemed to me that the time had come to get back into the school books. - - - - Tonight I believe the six children who survived the wreck are getting together for the first time at our house. Please pray that it will be a time of healing for Amara, Beth, Austin, Jon Weston, Chris P., and Chris C.