Showing posts from March, 2011

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus

Every week on Wednesday and Thursday morning at 9:30 we have chapel for our PUMP kids.  Ask any kid who has been in PUMP over the past four years to sing Deep and Wide-- but hold on to something first! Chapel is always fun for me because every week I see a dozen or more kids I baptized over the years and I reflect on how much they have grown!  After singing a few "chapel songs" I read them a Bible story.  Yesterday I held up the picture Bible which showed a man sitting in a tree.  "What is his name?" I asked, wondering if anyone knew.  "ZACCHAEUS!" someone shouted from the back row (Ms. Bev's class).  It was Carter Wilburn (The Wilburns joined PUMC last year).  I was so excited I immediately sent his parents messages on Facebook, saying he deserved a gold star.

I am always proud to see and hear PUMC kids learning the stories of Jesus and growing in their faith.  Recently Rebecca Hunter, who teaches our 1st and 2nd grade Sunday school cla…

A Sunday with a Twist

Last Sunday was an interesting morning at the Drenner home!  During the afternoon Saturday I started to feel a little feverish and achy.  Wanting to wake up well rested, I dropped a couple of Nyquil.  When I woke up at 6:00, I went to the shower, began to feel lightheaded, and fainted.  Christy called 911 and the paramedics came to the house.  By the time they arrived, I felt fine, though groggy.  They thought it best for me to go to the hospital to do some tests as a precaution, despite my numerous objections.  And there was no convincing Christy that I was OK.  So I went.  And it turns out it was just a fluke-- all the tests came back normal and I was home by 10:30. Then I slept until 2:00!

I appreciate so very much the numerous emails, Facebook messages, visits, and offers of meals we received during the illness.  Thanks to everyone for your prayers and concern.  I have been very excited to hear the excellent feedback on Joanne and Tyrell's handling of the services on Sunday.  I…