I have to apologize for not writing yesterday but I am engaged in some deep thinking right now on other issues besides writing so sometimes that means I just don’t write so yesterday was more about clearing up some things and other housekeeping issues that needed to be done plus spending some time thinking. I am prone to this when I am faced with multiple problems and I definitely am faced with some problems.
1) I am really in the running for my local school board with a real election and that is actually a first. Last time I was appointed and then elected in an off year to fill a partial terms. It amounts to almost four years of service so far but this year we are all in a four-way race for three spots. Two of us are incumbents and the other two are newbies in this running. It is also going to be well attended as an election because Michigan’s governor race will make people turn out I am sure. Needless to say I spent some time thinking about how to get reelected with a campaign budget of zero.
2) My church is at another crossroads I think. It was a great try in getting a second service going but it ultimately never was attended well. Odd seeing I had so much interest before from the community and it was a decision everyone wanted to see happen. Now I am faced with integrating a really good sounding worship team with a more classic service as well as facing the age-old issue of growing a church in a greying community.
3) Family finances are not bad, we just don’t have any disposable income worth mentioning and I am trying to look for something I can do locally that is not monotonous like stocking shelves or working in a factory (be there, done that, got the t-shirt) I am looking more for something that requires more brain power and less grunt power which is difficult for me to find because I think people look at my size and think I ma just a dumb ox. It often surprises them that I do have a Master’s degree education and a pretty high level of intelligence. I don’t know if this might require going back to school or simply coming to an understanding I might have to drive a ways which would take away from the church which is something I am trying to avoid.
So you see I spent a lot of my time yesterday thinking on these things as well as meeting with my fellow ministers so I hope you will forgive me a day off from the blog.
Blessings and Cheers!