Being an expectant people

A Thorn in the Flesh

Well, so we begin another program on the church calendar. It is a difficult time of the year for pastors; where are we leading our people, will it be any different than last year, will we change (for the better), will the people follow? Those are all questions that pastors will ask of  themselves and others as we begin this new year.

To be honest, I am not sure where I am with all of this. It has been an enriching summer, of time spent at GA, participating in the International Conference of Christians and Jews, of hosting students from Turkey and Egypt, of traveling with the family to Costa Rica for a trip of a lifetime, plus some truly incredible readings, which can be found in “Dog days of summer reading list“.

Yet as I enter into this new time I find myself profoundly longing. I find…

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