People often wonder about the man (or woman) who provides spiritual leadership. They have questions. Some are just normal “Who are you?” kinds of questions, others are “Can I trust you?” kinds of questions.
I am writing this blog for the people who call me “Pastor” in an effort to answer some of those questions.
- I, like you, am on a journey and reserve the right to evolve in my opinions and beliefs.
- While I’m not who I want to be, because of Jesus I’m a whole lot better than I used to be.
And now some things about the man you call “Pastor”:
- Sherri and I take a four hour date every Thursday night.
- Every Friday afternoon I take two of my girls on a date (one at a time). The next Friday I take the other two out on a date. In other words, I date each daughter, alone, twice a month.
- Friday nights are “Family Night” for our family.
- Saturdays are my day off. We sleep in, do bills, play, watch movies, mow the lawn, and run errands.
- I like to get up early in the morning (5 a.m.) and go to bed early at night (9 p.m. would be awesome but usually it’s closer to 11 p.m.)
- I love being a pastor. This is the third church in which I’ve been “Pastor.”
- Reading anything about Ronald Reagan, early in the morning with a big cup of coffee is my idea of a good start.
- I have read the Bible through multiple times in multiple versions and typically strive to read it entirely once per year.
- My biggest point of learning right now is coming from the wisdom of older men. I am grateful for the older men God has placed in my life.
- My struggles have changed from anger and impatience to less anger and impatience.
- I like UFC and someday will fight in one mixed martial arts competition. That’s it. Just one.
- Sherri’s and my definition of success: for our children to grow up to love God and the church; to be a woman like their mom and marry a man like the man their dad is striving to become.
And so that’s some of the inside stuff about the man you call “Pastor.”