Since ending my ministry at Berea First, I've become surprisingly busy.
From June 5 until July 31, I will preach and give pastoral support to the Parisview Baptist Church. These good folks are at a transition time in their lives too, so I look forward to sharing faith and friendship with them while we all seek God's guidance and grace for the future.
Beginning August 22, and until December 5, I will be teaching at North Greenville University's T. Walter Brashier Graduate School. I'm researching and designing a new course for students in the Master of Christian Ministry program, a course to prepare local ministers and staff members to counsel people preparing for marriage and those facing marriage problems. If I ask Linda to list all of the things I've done wrong as a husband, I'll have most of the course planned.
Between now and September 15, I am writing adult Sunday School lessons for Lifeway Christian Publishing. These five lessons on the Sermon on the Mount will be studied by churches in September of 2012. I love to write Bible study material and could not have been offered a better text to study and teach, so this project will bring me a great deal of joy.
More important than any of these, Linda and I have enjoyed time to talk about our lives, our marriage, our values, our faith, and our future. Dreaming again has drawn us closer to each other and to the Lord. I look forward to seeing what He will do. In the meantime, I'm blessed to have so many good things to do.