Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Verdict

Friends.... a fairly large, fully staffed, very healthy congregation is about to call their next Head of Staff.

And it is I.

This means I get to:

  • Use the lessons I have learned here to continue to thrive in ministry and more importantly equip others to thrive as well,
  • Own a home,
  • Move out of the fishbowl life that is living on the property of the church in the manse,
  • Be fully involved in the life of the church but because of its proximity to where I have lived the last 7+ years keep my friends and support system in place and yet...
  • It is far enough away that I no longer will run into TOW1.

There are still some hoops to jump through and the congregation has final say (most likely not until early January) but the committee has chosen me and deep, down in my soul it feels very, very good.

Thanks be to God!

45 comments:

knittinpreacher said...

congratulations! To them and to you. This is wonderufl news and an answer to prayer!

cheesehead said...

This is what I've been praying for! Thanks be to God!

Purple said...

Oh so sweet...congratulations.

Tiffany said...

WooHoo!!!

Gord said...

God is good!

ANd sometimes the church is too!!!

Congratulations!

sherry said...

Yay.. You hit the pro home run!!!!

Sarah S-D said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Praise God all creatures here below!
Praise God above ye heavenly host!
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost!

Hooray!

reverendmother said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teri said...

woohoo!!!! congrats!!!

esperanza said...

How exciting! Yay, yay, yay!!

DogBlogger said...

whoohoo!!!!!

God_Guurrlll said...

I am so happy for you! Yes God's will was done.

Reformed Catholic said...

Does it have a manse ??


(g,d,rlh)

will smama said...

Thank you all.

No manse and that is a good thing. My parents and I are going to go in on a house together so that The Boy has a family support system built into the home. I would never take a position this large without an in-home support system.

Preacher Mom said...

I am SOOOOO excited for you! This is HUGE! Life is good! God is even better!

Rev Dr Mom said...

Congratulations!!!!

Magdalene6127 said...

AHHHHHHHH!!!!

So, so happy for you. Blessings. Enjoy the joy!!

ymp said...

Congratulations!

the reverend mommy said...

Congratulations!

Crimson Rambler said...

absolutely wonderful, I do rejoice for you and The Boy and your folks also.

parodie said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news. I'm thrilled for you!

Songbird said...

Danced all night!!!

QuakerPastor said...

Yeah! Congrats and Blessings

Kathryn said...

You know I dont think I have EVER cried with joy at a blog post before.
That is wonderful news for all concerned - I was getting anxious as the days went by with no news but this is so worth waiting for.
Blessings and rejoicings in all directions xxxxx

Quotidian Grace said...

That is just wonderful! Congratulations to the blessed congregation who issued the call.

Susie/Nueva Cantora said...

I actually gasped and clapped for joy when I read this. Hallelujah for your good news!!!

Purechristianithink said...

Yay! Great news.

Mary Beth said...

Wonderful, fantastic! My colleagues next door came to see what I was whooping about!

love to you and all

Beach Walkin said...

Yeeeehhhhhhaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Rev Kim said...

Congratulations! Thanks be to God!

Juniper said...

woot!!

stinuksuk said...

Woohoo!!! Been praying for you and may blessings abound. Welcome to your new place and the continued unfolding of your ministry. It is the fragrance of new things that God is doing.

Mark Smith said...

Congrats!

Crimson Rambler said...

and, PS, hooray and hallellujah for the complete absence/invisibility of TOW1!!!

Jennifer said...

Waa hooo, for all reasons!!!
We praise God with you!

Towanda said...

this is so good on so many levels. Hooray!!

Identity Mixed said...

I cannot even begin to let you know how much I needed this news on the day it came in.

I adore you. I adore the new church because they adore you. :)

karlajean said...

yahoo!
you rock!
God rocks!
Church rocks!

Auntie Knickers said...

Terrific news, and congratulations!

Katherine said...

Congratulations!

Mary M said...

What wonderful news for both you and your new congregation.

zorra said...

Woo hoo! This is so fantastic! I'm so happy for you!
(virtual dance, since I can't do a real one right now)

hip2B said...

Hooray!

the tentmaker said...

God is good!

RevDrKate said...

Oh yesssssssss!!!!!!!!! Happy for you and for them!