Friday, June 20, 2008


I know it's been a month since I last posted...I do apologize. It's been a rather busy month.

I have a new job.
We're selling our house.
We're moving to a new town.
Gotta find a new house.
Lauren is thinking about a new job, too.
Gotta find a new place for Noah to go to school.
I have a long commute to work now (after only driving .6 miles to work for the last 3 years).
All of this has started to fall into place in the last month...

Above all of this, my new job is as pastor of a church. So...

no more once-a-week Bible's preaching 3 times a week
no more youth's praying for and following God's direction for an entire congregation.
no more following the rest of the church staff...I am the church staff (for a while anyway).

It's time to put 9 years of post-secondary education to work as a pastor. I've had a lot of practice with a lot of people watching my Student Ministry. Now, I am leading this faith community praying that we impact a community with the Gospel and for the Kingdom.

All of this is a little overwhelming, but words cannot express how excited I am. I've never had juxtaposed feelings before; I am ecstatic and terrified at the same time. I feel so conflicted. I am nervous about stepping off into this new work, but I am anticipatory about it. I am sad to leave an incredible group of students, but excited to step into what seems like an incredible church with a heart for its community. I cannot wait to see what is in store for our time together.

It's going to be an amazing ride, I'm sure. I hope that I'll be able to share all of my experiences with you who read this blog. In the meantime, I covet your prayers as my family and I as we transition to a new church, new town, new house, new jobs, new school and so much more.

grace and peace


Bobby and Julie said...

We are praying for yall in the midst of all of your changes!!!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday!!