What is the greatest challenge about living alone? Hmmm…now that I asked that question I am not really sure how I would answer it if someone else asked me. I will have to think about that. But in my experience, one of the things that people seem to be most concerned about me is whether or not I eat regularly.
The best job is the one you enjoy doing day after day after day. Right?
How many people out there have a job they dread? They might be making lots of money, but they might be happier doing something else that pays less.
Then there are the jobs that are fun for awhile and then they become mundane and undesirable. When I fly, I almost always sit in the back. I am never in a hurry to deplane, so I have no problem sitting farther back, and I also have a better chance of getting an empty seat beside me (and thus more space). After we land, I look out the window as the baggage handlers put our luggage on carts and take them away. I have thought to myself, “I think I would like doing that job…for a few days. Then I’d be tired of it.”
Their stoic faces glistened with tears as the shock began to take root in their minds. Most people never saw it coming, and several tried to convince themselves they were only having a bad dream.But this was not a cruel figment of one’s imagination- it was
But this was not a cruel figment of one’s imagination- it was reality, a reality that is experienced by churches around world, perhaps more regularly than it should.
The longer you’re alive, the faster time seems to go by, and the last 365 days in my life have been no exception.
On October 8, 2016, I officially moved from Mason City, Iowa, up to Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Only a few short hours later, I taught junior church for the first time at Lighthouse Baptist Church. Thus began my new ministry as the assistant pastor at Lighthouse Baptist in Cottage Grove.