Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's Been a While

It's been a while since my last posting- over six weeks, in fact. I don't know what this blog does for those who read it (assuming there are those who do!) but for me- writing the blog is mostly a time for reflection- which is probably why I haven't been here in so long.

I haven't had- haven't found- haven't taken much time for reflecting since December 7. In that time I've had weddings, funerals, advent services, more sick people to visit than I can remember, made a trip to Florida for my Dad's 80th birthday, a 21-year old son to get his tonsils removed, and Christmas happened somewhere in there! Oh yeah, now someone wants to buy our church land and help us move-up the street. Time for reflection... puh-leeze!

Then, late this afternoon I heard a gentle pleading... "Be still and know that I am God."(NIV,KJV,RSV)

But God, we just elected three new committees and have a huge decision to make as a church... "Calm down, and learn that I am God!"(CEV)

But God, one of the kids is sick, there are bills to be paid, and the mechanic just called with bad news..."Cease striving and know that I am God/Let go, relax, and know that I am God."

But God... "Stop fighting and know that I am God." (TEV)

Be still...calm down...cease striving...let go... stop fighting... He is God!


  1. Pastor Jim,

    Thank you. Your words are valued. Your perspective and willingness to share them are as well.

    -Kristina Todd

  2. Pastor,
    I visit this site at least once a week. Rest assured, there are many that find inspiration in your blog. Glad I took a few minutes this morning... it's what I needed. God Bless.
    Clint Nokes