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Cowboy Church of Brenham, Texas

Lead Pastor Troy

 

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

I don’t know about you, but when things don’t go as planned, it’s easy for me to lose focus, and become frustrated if I’m not mindful of it. When our youngest daughter, Emma, was 2 years old, we found ourselves at a family member’s wedding. After the wedding, we went to the reception hall, pretty much care-free as we were enjoying our time with friends and family. Emma happened to be sitting in one of those flimsy folding chairs that didn’t have much of a back on it, and she fell out of the chair, backwards, and when she did, she took a pretty good hit on her head. Once she quit crying, she still didn’t seem like herself, so we took her to a nurse who happened to be at the wedding reception. The nurse said, “I wouldn’t be too concerned unless she starts to vomit.” And, you guessed it, within 30 seconds she did just that, and off to the hospital we went.

Needless to say, our evening didn’t exactly go as planned.

And isn’t it true in life that regularly things don’t go as planned? With that being said, we still have to make plans, it’s just that we must be willing to be flexible, as sometimes, God has other plans.

So, the next time things don’t go the way we think they should (which will probably be sometime later today, or ten minutes from now…LOL), may we be mindful that it may just be that God has something else in mind.

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Keep Looking Up,

Pastor Troy

Teaching Pastor Marty

Howdy Folks,

This Sunday’s we continue our message Series “Broken Trail: Finding Yourself in God’s Story”. If you are with us for 8 straight Sundays overview of the Bible, at the end of the series you will know the Bible! Well, not EVERYTHING in the Bible; but you WILL know the basic story of the Bible an how all the stories of the Bible fit together as one story-HIStory-the Story of God and His plan to rescue us-to mend the Broken Trail back to Him.

Also this Sunday, you can pick up a copy of the Proposed 2023 Annual Church Budget at the Welcome Wagon in the foyer. Getting a copy will give you a week to pray over it, and direct any questions to the appropriate Team Leader, Lay Pastor, Pastor, or Elder.

Then, please plan to stay after Cowboy Church just a bit a week from this Sunday-February 5th. This will be our Annual Church Conference. In this Annual Conference the only item presented and voted on is the proposed 2023 Church Budget. The proposed budget is a compilation of the Budget Requests from each of our Teams, added to the other church expense items that are compiled by our Audit Team and Executive Pastor, with input from the Pastors and Elders. So, in this way, every member that is making a hand on a team has the opportunity for initial input through their Team. Then, each of us can prayerfully seek God’s will and cast our 1 vote accordingly. Allow me to share my heart as the former Lead Pastor and now Teaching Pastor: It is my fervent prayer and hope that every person who loves Cowboy Church would express that love by staying to positively support the unity of the church by voting. It’s understandable that in the past, for the most part, many people love Cowboy Church, and since they trust the leadership and are fine with the way the church is being blessed, they are very supportive but don’t stay to express that support with a vote. Yet, a strong vote speaks volumes to the leadership about our unity. Also, to be completely transparent, many of us have had unpleasant past experiences in church business meetings (my eye just started flinching as I wrote this – I was in Baptists churches behind the Pine Curtain in East Texas!) However, at Cowboy Church, we pray and strive to have a brief yet positive, encouraging Annual Church Conference celebrating all that the Lord has blessed us with and sharing the vision for the future. Please plan to stay February 5th if at all possible.

A great opportunity is coming up for you to invest in those ‘not church folks’. It’s our Boot Scootin’ Boogie” Valentine’s Dance & Family Social Friday February 10th. Know anyone among your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers that don’t like church? Well they just might after they come for a great night featuring the Cowboy Church of Brenham Band! The doors and food truck will open at 6 and the band will kick off at 7.

Please join us as we accept the bread and wine of Christ in Communion this coming Sunday.

Helping Folks Find ‘n Follow Jesus,

Teaching Pastor Marty

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