I have to miss church. Part of it is that I love serving my God and I love the great people of Belview. The other part is that I was raised to keep commitments, if I had a job I was expected to be there. And be there on time (actually I was taught that if you are on time you are late, to be on time you need to be present 15 minutes, if you arrival 15 minutes late, you in big trouble mister.

    And I missed church on Sunday Morning. Apparently, I had a skirmish with my Crohns disease. It has been a while since I had to deal with Crohns but I was told when I was diagnosed back in the 80's that there was no cure. I was down pretty good on Sunday. I had actually got up showered and got dressed when I realized that was as far as I was going to go. Monday was 'better'. Tuesday I made it to church, so far I have laid down twice. I'm probably not finished with that just yet.
     I am definitely planning on being here this Sunday. I have prepared my Sunday School lesson (Sodom & Gomorrah- get' em God) and reviewed my sermon notes from last Sunday. I want to thank Tony for covering for me and our entire staff for always doing a great job of ministering to our church family. THANK YOU STAFF.  And... thank all of you for your prayers , trust me, they are working.
    Crazy as it seems, Easter is only a little more than a month away. I can't wait to see everyone on Sunday.
                                                   Blessings, Prayers, and Love,
                                                                                           Bro. Tom & Sue