Thursday Thoughts January 29, 2009 by Gilbert Leave a Comment My back is sore from shoveling. Yes, I’m whining…get over it. Found out today that a friend of mine by the name of Rick is being laid off from his pastoral position at the church where he serves. No…it’s not that Rick…it’s another one…besides RW no longer takes a salary from Saddleback. In any case, please pray for Rick and his family as they transition to hopefully another church. Found out yesterday that another church I greatly admire had to lay-off seven of their staff members. It’s amazing but with all of our growth, we are still seeing higher amounts of money come in! Thank you to all of you who faithfully tithe and trust God even despite the tough economy. One good thing about the snow was I was able to work from home….and without all the distractions (re: Aaron J) I was able to get a lot of work done. Basically I have a pretty good idea where we’re going with every series through the end of June! I read this morning that President Obama is going with a more relaxed dress code in the Oval Office…YES WE CAN!!! Anybody watch LOST last night? Although it didn’t dramatically advance the plot, there were still some cool things that happened. Can’t wait for this weekend. I have a feeling a lot of the 9:15 crowd is going to want to come back for 10:45…you’ll have to be there to see why. Found out we had a guest on Sunday who was checking out what United does so they can incorporate some of it into their church soon. I love that…the more we can help other churches the more the Kingdom will grow which is what it’s all about. Or as we said at PD…”If my bullet fits your gun then shoot it!” Sitting here at practice and there almost done…extra early! Red Robin here we come!