Let’s begin with a confession; I admit that I MIGHT get a bit jealous of the big churches every now and then. When I have gone to visit my kids who attended large churches, I would walk around coveting… um, admiring all the facilities, resources, staff, singing, electronics and so on. Being a small church minister makes you very aware of all the things out there you DON’T have. So, as I write this, I remind myself about some of the benefits of a small church.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are in the market for a new car. It’s an urgent search as we need to replace the vehicle quickly. In looking for a new car there are 2 things that drive a purchase. Your heart falls in love with a car and you just have to have it or, you do your research and buy what is the best vehicle for the money you have available to you.
Last week our area got hit by a pretty heavy storm early in the morning. For an hour or so I laid awake listening to the blowing wind and watching the lightening show. Finally, about 6 a.m. we got up to a completely dark home. The power was out. That meant no coffee. Not a good way to start our day. How dare that storm deprive me of my morning coffee!
I have noticed something over the last few years of my life. It all started with a hip replacement from a college sports injury. I’m dying. My body is failing. The doctor told me I need to get my stress under control or I’m going to keel over with a heart attack someday. I have realized that I probably, well almost certainly, have less life to live than I have already lived.