When I was a child, I really had an overactive imagination. One of my favorites was a real quirky show called “Bowling for Dollars.” I would set up my own “bowling alley” against my mother’s dry sink during this show. I would grab small rubber balls and roll them down the floor of my living room hitting the “pins”. The so-called “pins” were made up of Fisher Price milk cartons and my mother’s very tall plastic yellow cups. I would only bowl when the person on the television set would bowl. Now I am happy to say no ball ever hit the television set, but there were (and still are) a couple of dings on the bottom of the dry sink. I loved knocking these things down. I would go and set them right back up. Grab my tissue (this was to clean my “bowling ball”....hey I had to look official.)

Bowling is a big metaphor for life . We sometimes get knocked down, but, no worries, God puts us upright again. Jeremiah 8:4 speaks to this by saying: "Say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: "'When people fall down, do they not get up? When someone turns away, do they not return?’”( NIV) No matter how long we have been down, we always seem to get picked back up. 

Speaking of bowling, the youth are going bowling on Sunday, May 19th, after church . We will also be celebrating “Everybody’s Birthday” as well. Of course, friends are always welcome. ***please note, I really stink at bowling, so just a head’s up there.***

Pastor Jonathan