We are having revival at our church this week. Many churches do not have, nor have ever had, what we call revival. I grew up knowing what it was and always attending. Actually I look forward to the time every year. We try to have twice a year, in the spring and fall.
A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held to inspire active members of a church body.
A revival meeting usually consists of several consecutive nights of services conducted at the same time and location, most often at the building belonging to the sponsoring congregation.
Most groups holding revival meetings tend to be of a conservative nature, although some are still held by mainline groups, which formerly conducted them with a far greater frequency. Similar events may be referred to as "crusades", especially those held by Billy Graham.
Most American Protestant groups other than evangelical churches have become less active in holding revival meetings in recent years, but many are still conducted by nondenominational community churches, most of which are conservative in theology.
We always have a visiting pastor/preacher and this time it is a long time friend of our Pastor. It is good to listen and learn, and trust me, no one is too old to learn something new..... The special music each night is an added blessing.
Our grandson has started baseball at the recreation center in our area. He played last year for the first time, and was excited to play again this year. We went to as many of his games as we could and will again this year. This age is fun to watch. They jump and spin and yell and clap as much as they actually play the game!
Our little Spotty has done so well since her surgery, but for the past couple of days, she has been a little sick. She hides and doesn't play like she did at first. When I see spots where she has been sick, I know it is rough because neither of our cats have problems with that.
I could go on and on with odds and ends, but I am sure by now, you are more than ready for 'just the end'.
Do you see an elephant? Talk about ODD!