Archive for May, 2007

A rut

Friday, May 25th, 2007

I’m in a blogging rut and I can’t really explain it. As I shared here a few weeks ago, I am in the middle of a period of transition. I have already taken on about half of my new job but really haven’t yet been able to release my old duties yet. Tomorrow night, our two Saturday night services will combine for the first time (this is a huge part of my new job), and I’m anxious about that. I’m excited about the challenge of developing a new service that could have a dramatic impact on the life of our church. I just wish I had the ability to really give that the focus it needs right now. Too many loose ends.

All that’s to say… I feel like I’m stuck right now. Sorry that the blog has suffered because of that. I appreciate your prayers as I seek to get things straight over the next month or so.

Finally!

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

A few months ago, Mansfield lost our “independent” coffee shop which had the great benefit of free wi-fi. We’ve been without since then, but America’s Best Coffee just opened here… with free wi-fi! I’m not sure it’s America’s best, but it’s pretty good coffee. Maybe one day Starbucks will get rid of their ridiculous T-mobile wireless service which is ridiculously overpriced. Until then, I might be enjoying a few more cups here.

A shout out!

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

I always enjoy finding a new blog, and one of my favorites is Josh Brown. Everything Josh shares is great and interesting. If you are a Lost fan, he does a great recap each week, and has some great theories about the show. He is also a graphic design guru, and I recently purchased one of his creations. So, check out Josh’s blog for some great content, and if you are looking for some new threads, he’s a great resource. Here’s a pic of the shirt I got. (Shirts are American Apparel)

Genesisshirt

Photo in need of a caption

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Bushandthequeen

Suggestions?

This is real news!

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Much bigger news was released today as Archeologists have supposedly found the tomb of King Herod.

An Israeli archaeologist has found the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem and the Holy Land, Hebrew University said late Monday… Herod became the ruler of the Holy Land under the Romans around 74 B.C. The wall he built around the Old City of Jerusalem still stands, and he also ordered big construction projects in Caesaria, Jericho, the hilltop fortress of Massada and other sites.

A news conference should take place tomorrow to release the full findings. Here’s a link to an article.

Some news…

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

As promised, I have some news to share.

My Senior Pastor announced this morning during our services that I will be making a transition from working as the Student Ministries Pastor to a broader Pastoral role in the congregation. The specifics of that have not been completely ironed out, but the main areas that will receive my focus include preaching, worship design & direction, pastoral care, and our First Connections ministry which helps visitors and members find a place to connect to the church. I’m excited about the opportunity and the challenge particularly because it will allow me to spend more time doing pastoral ministry and less time directing programs.

I have been blessed to spend the first 6 years of my ministry working with youth and young adults, but over the last year as our program grew, I actually didn’t get to spend much time being a pastor. I’ll miss the energy and passion of working with High School students, but I knew it was time to do something different.

So, that’s the reason for my blogging silence over the past few weeks. Sometimes I don’t share anything because i don’t have anything to share. Over the past few weeks, my mind has been choked full of stuff that I wanted to share, but couldn’t as we worked out the details of the transition. Now that everything is out in the open, I hope to return to my normal routine.

Readers are jumping ship!

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

I noticed today that readers were jumping ship on me. I can’t blame them. April was a really slow blogging month, and May hasn’t started out great…

Nevertheless, I am anticipating a return to the regular rhythm starting very soon. Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing some big news that will hopefully make sense of my extended blog silence. I’m looking forward to being back.