Thursday, July 11, 2013

Welcome Back

Well, I see it has been a very long time since I have posted here, and much has happened over my absence.  There have been grand and good things like marriage, along with challenges like moving multiple times and managing pastoring a church through a crisis situation, and oh so much more.  However, I won't bore anyone with all the details in this post.

What brought me back here today is that this is a safe place for me to post thoughts and insights.  Right now I am sitting in the church office feeling a bit overwhelmed and almost to the point of not caring.  I was away for ten days and came back to broken relationships, discord, and confusion, along with the good stuff that continued in my absence.  The question that comes to my mind when considering all this with this interim pastorate is, "Are they ready to move forward?"  The question that comes forward for my is, "What more can I do with and for these people?"  I have between two and four months left here in which to help prepare these people for the exciting and challenging times ahead.  What can I do in that time?  What do they need?  Who will love and lead them when I am gone?

By now you are probably all wishing I had stayed gone, but here I am.  Hopefully, Facebook hasn't totally overshadowed the blogosphere.   See you all soon.

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