Well it was a difficult decision but I had to leave the second church. It really wasn’t anything against them, it is just that I have figured out a lot about myself in the last few days. 1) I am to used to being the Pastor that shifting to associate is difficult. Once you have been Captain it is difficult to go back to being first mate. 2) I really didn’t see my role in the church as to what I was supposed to be doing because of number 1. I just didn’t have a vision of what it is supposed to be. 3) I have discovered I could never be a circuit rider as I can really only on a heart and soul level dedicate myself to one church.
Ministry – Back to one church and I feel as if a tremendous burden was lifted off my shoulders. I know this is my ministry and I am content with it.
Leadership – The new MOISD school board position has new difficulties but the learning curve will not be as big as a brand new person. I am a former board member so some of the stuff I already know. There are four new people including me on this board and so this is really an interesting situation and I am looking forward to serving the community once again.
Spiritual Disciplines – Been a lot of prayer and meditation this week.
Celebration – Last week, My wife and I got a chance to break away and be just married for a couple of days and one night. Good time in all respects with my friend and lover for the last 26 years. My son and his fiancé also had a party celebrating their engagement, In one year and three days they will be getting married. The only downer is that I wish I could have been there but it was a long drive away.
Blessings and Cheers!!!