What a day! I really have to figure people out someday but this was one of those days where I wanted to join Charlie Brown and shout ‘Good Grief!’ The annual business meeting for the first time was anything but tame. There were definitely some people who were not getting a) how a congregation church’s authority structure works and b) that we were trying to do someone a favor and protect them down the line. If that wasn’t enough someone had to question my way of doing things basically hinting that if I was doing my job more the way they think I should do it. I always love people who are not pastors who think this job is like every other job *Sigh*
The positive thing that came out of all this is that we are finally going to at least try a new service time. The only thing is it is a trial thing that has to prove itself so I am praying that it does so well they won’t want to change it back. It must work or things are not going to go well going forward and that will mean another long struggle for me.
The Spirit Rundown:
Spiritual Disciplines: Been praying a lot about this business meeting and at least we are having great discussions about the future if nothing else.
Celebration: Looking forward to my dad’s birthday on Jan 31st. He would have been 73 this year.
Leadership: Good MOISD Meeting, things look solid.
Ministry: Today is just another in a long line of days that asks me why I do this. Good thing I am called and not just occupying a job but even the call has its limits to what I put up with.
Blessings and Cheers!!!