It's December 18; Good Morning Union

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7,8


Last day of exams- first day of Christmas break!! J

You HAVE fought a good fight (hopefully- and if not, there will be another opportunity for you to try again when you come back!) You have finished the race to today. And hopefully you have, through it all “kept the faith,” or even grown in your faith and connection with God. I know this text is really about Paul’s final confidence before he died (and I DON’T plan on ANY of you dying!) but this is the text I thought of this morning as you are wrapping up this semester. I pray for you every day, that God will be not only honoring your efforts in achieving your academic goals, but that He will be directing you in your search for the calling He has for you to make your academic goals have more meaning and purpose-- that of honoring God through the use of your gifts for Him.


So the semester is over and you have finished this part of the race. Now have a nice break and come back ready to enter the next phase of preparation for His high calling in your life and your next opportunity to grow in your connection with Him.


This will be the last GMU until January 13. I hope you have a wonderful break. I look forward to having all of you back for second semester. The school family would not be complete without you (unless you are graduating- then it’s TIME for YOU to move on!! J)


Have a great and FINAL day of this semester,

Pastor Rich


Quote for the day: “I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize this; for He, I know, is able to carry out His will, and His will is mine.  It makes no matter where He places me, or how.  That is rather for Him to consider than for me; for in the easiest positions He must give me His grace, and in the most difficult, His grace is sufficient.”
--J. Hudson Taylor


One last shot at educating you before you leave for break! Sort of punny so I thought I would share it with you! J


I changed my iPod name to Titanic  It's syncing now ..


Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.


A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.


I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid.  He says he can stop any time.


How does Moses make his tea?   Hebrews it.


I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me.


I'm reading a book about anti-gravity.  I can't put it down.


I did a theatrical performance about puns.  It was a play on words.


They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type- O.


Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory.  I hope there's no pop quiz.


Energizer bunny arrested.  Charged with battery.


I didn't like my beard at first.  Then it grew on me.


Did you hear about the cross eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?


When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.


What does a clock do when it's hungry?  It goes back four seconds.


I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger.  Then it hit me!


Broken pencils are pointless.


I tried to catch some fog.  I mist.


What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary?  A thesaurus.


England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .


I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.


I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.


I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.


Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.


Velcro - what a rip off!


Cartoonist found dead in home.  Details are sketchy.


Venison for dinner?  Oh deer!


Earthquake in Washington obviously government's fault.


I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.


Be kind to your dentist.  He has fillings, too.


So many herbs, so little thyme.