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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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Light in Seattle ...

I'm in the Seattle area for a corporate meeting, but my body still thinks I'm in Tennessee.

I enjoyed the extra sleep. I went to bed at what was the Eastern Time equivalent of midnight and awakened at the equivalent of 8:30 a.m. -- 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

Since I didn't have to meet the others until 7:15 it gave me plenty of time to get ready and even spend some time in devotion. What a blessing.

I chose Matthew 5:13-16a to meditate upon. I was reminded that God has placed me in a somewhat unique position as a journalist. Even though my world is "small" (the Greater Metropolitan Maryville area), He sends people my way to affirm that when I do take the opportunity to write, His light shines through.

In response to His Word this morning, I prayed that He would quicken my spirit to the opportunities to be a light unto the world.

May my life never lose the salt that is the Holy Spirit working within me.

We spoke of Lectio Divina this past Sunday. If you would like an online experience, go to The Upper Room.

Grace and peace ... from Seattle.