Where I’m at
I haven’t been blogging much because I’ve been busy, I’m still dealing with the emotional impact of some personal stuff going on in my life, and November is traditionally a hard month for me because of some annual obligations I need to meet. Through all this I have to say my wife is awesome. Each month I spend with her the more fantastic I think she is. I was really nervous about committing to a life long relationship but I sure am glad I married Carol. She is very good to me.
I’m writing my philosophy of ministry. I’m not sure what the purpose is. I’m certain I’m doing it for myself and when it is done I’ll likely share it via the blog. I’m taking the time to wrestle with the scriptures and work through the major issues. It is a good process.
I’ve been very encouraged by the progress of my oldest son. In previous posts I talked about my son and behavioral problems. Today was the last visit with one of our counselors because of the remarkable progress my son has made. The counselor had some kind words for me that encouraged me a lot. It feels good. This household is a much calmer place than it was 6 months ago.
A few weeks ago in church we studied the parable of the sheep and the goats. That study seems to have had a lasting impact on me. The impact continues to this day so I guess it is better than most sermons I hear. I think that I realized that I can be a better positive influence in this world by making an impact one person at a time. Not a stunning realization I know, but one that has caused change so it is good.