The Pastor's Buzz

Pastor Buzz Trexler's blog for God's people in The Meadow.

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Name: Buzz Trexler
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Journalist for 29 years; married to Donna for 28 years; parent of David, 27, and Elizabeth, 24; pastor of Green Meadow United Methodist Church in Alcoa since 2002.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Celebrating recovery ...

I've been preaching Wednesday nights at Blount County Celebrate Recovery this month, and it's been good for me.

The idea was to give pastors Steve Streeter and Mike White a break. What it has done is provide me with a time of worship and a reminder of where God has brought me from, and how much I own him.

It's not like I've had to compose an additional message each week, which would have been nearly impossible for me. I have merely told the story of where I was, where God has brought me, and put it into the perspective of recovery.

I live in recovery, so that has been the easy part.

We have had about 20 people there each night, and worship has been good.

With work closing in on me at times, I've needed that midweek respite. It's made me wonder whether others in The Meadow need it, too.

Grace and peace ...