The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is officially upon us now that Thanksgiving has passed, in my opinion anyway. I anticipate that the next few weeks will be filled with many obligations between family and church. I figure that I’m going to need to prioritize things and blogging will probably be one of the things that slides to the back-burner. I do hope to continue to participate in the Writers Quote Wednesday/BeWoW and Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge but we will see how it hashes out.
I’m also looking at starting into some new ministry ventures, both in my church and independently, that will likely take up a fair amount of time. And since these things are so close to my heart they will be closer to the top of my “list”.
I received the news, on Thanksgiving Day no less, that my application for licensing and ordination as an independent minister was approved. This has been a long road for me and I was so pleased to finally get through the process. As soon as my credentials arrive I plan to become licensed to perform marriages in my state. I’ve also enrolled in a leadership training and chaplaincy certification program, too, which will be taking up some of my spare time. These are some of my independent endeavor in ministry.
In my church we are planning many new things that I’m very excited to be a part of in 2016. Some of the things we plan to implement include: social media engagement, blogging, podcasting, new small group studies, and new youth services and activities. The opportunities that God has opened up for me to serve are humbling and amazing to me, all of which I’m so very grateful for.
So, in the coming weeks my posts may well decrease as I concentrate on, in my opinion, more important things. I may update on how things go here; I’m not sure that the interest in “those” posts will be here. I may, instead, post them to my other blog so you might want to check it out from time to time; I also post a daily verse and/or devotional there.
I will try to keep up with all of you, especially those who participate in the above mentioned activities. If I miss you know it’s not from lack of interest, rather lack of time.