Well, it has been an interesting week and I have to say I feel a little better about things but at the same time a little concerned. I am about to take a few risks so it is always a time of stomach churning. Thankfully I have learned to turn that churning into action and energy so we will see what happens. Here is the rundown.
Finances – I have made the decision to explore going back to school and I have a meeting toward that end tomorrow. I am a little excited and people would wonder why. I have only felt at home in two places outside my home. One is in the church and the other has been on any college campus. Looking forward to being in that environment again. I may have to keep looking for a second part-time job or something for some money while I go forward but I can live with it if I know something better will be coming. Time to build a better future.
Family – I am going to skip this one this week. Not much is different.
Celebration – Family Thanksgiving in Kalamazoo coming up. Given that my last grandmother is not doing well health wise, I feel that this could be the last one as I am not sure if the rest of the family would be so committed to it without her.
Spiritual Discipline – Praying and Meditating a lot but that is pretty normal for a time of decision making so we will see what will happen.
Ministry – Tough to talk about but I think the Thanksgiving service last night was awesome. My people came together and my fellow ministers were great. It was a good time together which is good. I have made a decision about 2015 and I am probably going to give it a different approach. It will be my seventh year so I am going to initiate a Sabbath principle on 2015. I am going to come up with no new ideas. I am going to run what exists and see what ministries and activities grow up on their own. What will this resting field produce? Might be interesting to find out.
Leadership – I am without a community leadership spot come January. As I mentioned before though I am not giving up on politics so much as I am shifting gears. I really feel this is a door that is closing and new one is opening up. I just need to take the risks and step through it.
I am stepping out in faith and fearlessness right now. The only real question is who will support me. Then the question will be will I give a damn and still go forward on my own anyway. I grew up an only child and so I am used to being by myself so…
Blessings and Cheers!