Charlene asked me today if I had any feedback on my sermon. I groaned. It was one of those Sundays that my brain wasn’t quite working as well as I had hoped. I was trying, but it just wasn’t clicking. I have a friend who raves about most of my sermons. He’s a little generous in his evaluations. Today, even he said, “Midway through, I thought today was finally the day that you preached a dud, but it picked up around the end.” It’s a little embarrassing after coming back from two weeks study on preaching. The course is supposed to help. There’s always next week. Even though today wasn’t great, I came home to an email from someone I respect that encouraged me. It’s humbling that God uses us in our weaknesses instead of our strengths at times. But it’s also good news.