August 15, 2016 marks the anniversary of my first Monday at North Holland. I can’t believe I’ve been a Pastor for nearly a year! I’ve definitely been in a reflective space as I consider all that I am learning about myself and about ministry over the past twelve months…
Today I decided to open to 1 Chronicles… I have no idea why.
1 Chronicles begins with nine chapters of names. This careful record is, to be honest, boring to read. It’s certainly helpful to look over the genealogies when you encounter a character in later chapters or books, but just reading them is hard.
Exodus is my favorite book of the Bible (subject to change, but that’s been true for years). It’s a weird one, but I absolutely love it. There are so many pieces of the Exodus story that have fundamentally changed the way I see God, my neighbor, and myself. I can’t stop reading it.
I do not need to have it all together.
I can admit when I do not have the answer.
Pastoral Leadership ≠ having it all together or having all the answers.