Seems like I can't turn around right now without something that I should be doing staring me in the face. First and foremost is putting together a plan with the announcement that Jeff and Heather are moving back to Kansas on July 1. While at times it seems like an overwhelming task, there are some exciting possibilities --- especially if we will look outside the box. Read the Staff Parish Letter.
Tomorrow I meet with out District Superintendent and will begin exploring with her if there are any ministerial candidates available, or if we are better off heading in a different direction (I am leaning toward a non-associate pastor simply because we can get a lot more "bang for our buck". Jeff is an exception to the norm and the odds of us replacing him with another exceptional associate are pretty slim. But we have to work through the D.S. first before we can begin exploring plan B.
With all the windshield time I have had lately, I was able to listen to James Patterson's "Cross." Another book in the Alex Cross series. I have read (or listened) to a number of his books, and really enjoyed this one because it tied up a lot of loose ends from some of the other books.
Not sure when I will get to blog again. I will try over the next couple of weeks, but I am not sure how much access I will have to the internet. I leave Friday for Kalamazoo, Michigan for PETS (President Elect Training) for Rotary. I know, I have time to be president of Rotary, like I have time to . . . I will return home LATE Saturday night, in time, I hope to catch a few hours of sleep before I need to get up and preach (WHY MIRACLES?). Tuesday, I leave for Israel. It is going to be lots of fun, but most of the hotels do not appear to have internet access. I guess I will find out.