14 Aug A Long Summer’s Night
It’s almost the end of Summer, and I feel kinda tense about it. Not in a bad kinda way, but in a perplexing kinda way.
On one hand, it’s been a really long Summer. An intense one with lots of crises to walk through with people. While it’s tiring, when it comes down to it, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I really do love the grind of day-to-day pastoring.
Personally, we had Josh’s surgery and recovery. He’s doing great by the way! His next check-up is Monday morning. It will be the 5 week point. They’ll x-ray it to see how the bone graft is taking. The first appt 2 weeks ago went really well. Josh is tired of the cast and wishes it could come off, but all in all, he’s handling it pretty well.
Church-wise, we’ve had a number of situations to work through, including two people who died (one expected, another unexpected). I’ve officiated three funerals in the last 6 weeks.
Then, Pastor Glen Jackson (see posts below) died last Friday night. His memorial service is Saturday at 2:00 pm. That will be THREE funerals THREE Saturdays in a row, all at 2:00.
On the upside, I launched my new blog, Pastor For Life, earlier this Summer, and it’s been a hoot to see that grow, and to connect with other Pastors and Leaders around the country.
I’ve also been involved in the launch of the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Church-wide Initiative Kit. As of today, we have 14 churches across the US and Canada who are piloting this new, groundbreaking material this Fall and Winter. Including total orders for the Kits, there is the potential of 36 churches beginning this journey toward Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a lifestyle I very deeply believe in.
After Josh’s appt on Monday, we plan to head to Buellton for about a week of camping. Looking forward to the down time and relaxation!