Saturday, January 13, 2007

Making up for lost time

Having been away so much before the end of 06' and after the start of 07', I feel like I've lost valuable time and I'm now having to play catch up. I almost feel that my New Year hasn't started quite yet. It feels like it won't start until Monday as I'll get back to everyday life and normalcy. My daughter will go back to school and I'll get back to my work at the church and my wife and 4 year old son will get back to their normal routine. I feel disconnected from everything. I hope that will change when I step onto the platform tomorrow morning to preach the gospel. I have missed that so much. I bet it will feel as comfortable as talking to an old friend or slipping into your favorite shirt. I envision taking a deep breath of relief as I take the platform tomorrow. I haven't preached in my church on a Sunday morning since December 17th of last year. :) That sounds so strange to me. I miss seeing all the faces of the people that God has given me to pastor and that I love so dearly. I miss shaking hands and giving/receiving hugs to/from them. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. I think that is so true.

I'm ready to get back to work creating a dynamic year of ministry at Living Springs. I believe God is going to do incredible things with us this year. I'll be going right to work on a new series titled: WANTED as well as developing a new CONNEXIONS ministry. There is a lot of work to do but I'm rested and ready to tackle it.

....can't wait until 10:30 tomorrow morning!


Colin Lamm said...

Wow! Looks like you're all pumped up and rarin' to go. I'll be praying for you in all of this!!

Shannon said...

Thanks Colin,

I am rarin' and your prayers are much appreciated! :)