Hide And Seek

19 05 2010

Imagine playing hide and seek and no one came to find you. Life can feel that way at times – and after a while maybe we forget that we are hiding, maybe we even forget the reason that we went to hide in the first place.

Or maybe the reason that we are hiding is still very real to us – fear.  Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of loss.  But whatever those fears that keep you hiding, God is waiting patiently for you to come out.  He has not forgotten you and he cares that you are hiding.

When kids play hide and seek they curl up with their knees to their chest and huddle with arms over their knees and heads down – if they can’t see, then maybe others won’t see them.  If that’s you, look up and you will see the light of God’s love at your feet, lighting the way to Him and leading you out.  You don’t have to hide.

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so many changes

27 01 2009

I know that I say this every time I get back to blogging after a hiatus, but I can’t believe it’s been so long! I have thought about doing this for a while now, but I have also been milling over quite a few different things.

First, bringing things up to date.

As of September 1st of 2008, I am now a full time Pastor. This is a rather big change since my last job as a Business Manager for a Honda dealership. I have been involved in this church for nearly 5 years now, so I know the people and they’re great.

I have debated over whether to remove my old posts from this site, as some of them are frivolous. I have decided to keep them on here for now, as they do reflect a part of who I am.

I am presently self-studying Greek as a pre-requisite to get into Tyndale’s Master of Divinity program. I need to knuckle down on that, but self discipline is a struggle for me at times.

I am also continuing on with the youth work at the church. As a natural outflowing of that I had created a site for them, but I will need to start updating that on a regular basis. I have not done that in months.

It has been quite a change from what I have been used to. It’s often pretty quiet around here. That’s good for the most part as I work and plan and read.

It’s great being in town. I just had a couple of the youth stop in and hang out for bit. I’ve thought about having an after school drop-in, but I need to get some more volunteers on board with that idea first.

It’s been a long time coming – me being in the Pastorate. But now that I am here, I can only hope and pray that my life will honour and glorify God.

Keep me in your prayers,