Travel

February 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

It has been several years since I was doing a lot of travel (at least 5) but 2011 has me traveling a lot. I am currently in California for my first doctoral class. It is trip that is almost two weeks after a week in El Salvador with only three weeks home. After getting back from California, I am home for two weeks before leaving again for a mission trip. in 2011 it will be four weeks of mission trips, four weeks of vacation, and three weeks of continuing education travel. Its a lot of travel this year (although vacation will be with the family!) and I have found that while I used to love to travel, I do not love it as much. Perhaps it is the packing or the change in routine. More likely it is being a parent of two wonderful kids and missing them. Even with skype and other technology, and even though I love everything I am doing, I do wish I did not have to travel so much.

 

Ordination

February 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

Well, it has finally happened! This past Sunday I was ordained. Its a journey I have been on for many years (and will reflect more on in my ministry journey blog). The service was so amazing, so powerful. I was honored by it and I know that the congregation really supports me. In many ways, nothing is different, but in others, everything is different. It will take me a while to get used to being Rev. and being called Pastor, but I know that God has called me to this place. It is a great celebration, one that I am still recovering from as the emotions of the day were many. I thank God for all He has done for me.

Sick

February 9, 2011 at 11:59 am • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

I hate being sick! It always seems to come at the worst time. As I approach my ordination service, I have developed a terrible cough and have a very stuff nose. It means waking up between 3:30-4:30 am most of this week and not being able to fall asleep. I admit I am not a good patient at all as well, so that does not add to the fun.

 

At the same time, I think stress is slowing my healing. Rarely in life do I feel stressed and overwhelmed these days, but I continue to adjust to being back in the US after spending some time in El Salvador. My to do list and schedule are certainly more full than usual as well.

 

So, that is where life stands, part of the ebbs and flows of life. I am always thankful however to be able to embrace and experience God’s Kingdom each day.