Friday Five: Endings and Beginnings

Sally at RevGalBlogPals is finishing up her Master’s thesis for a programme that began in 2006.  Her Friday Five for us:

How about you as you look back over the last few years:

1.  Have you completed something? What was it, and how did you celebrate?
This is very timely as I just completed a 3 year pastorate.  It was a mismatch from the get-go, but we all attempted to make the best of it and there was palpable relief for all that it was coming to an end. The celebration at the church was a very nice reception with a gift after the final worship service last weekend.  My own celebration is happening now as I spend a week of vacation in Baton Rouge with family and enjoy the things around my niece’s wedding tomorrow.

2. Is there something that you are waiting to begin?
I get to begin a new ministry at a church next week.

3. Is there a project you keep putting off and why?
I want to get rid of almost all of my books. I am putting it off because I would love it if those books could be of use to someone else, especially the ones related to ministry and faith.  I am thinking of having a party and inviting my pastor friends to come over and just take what they want.

4.  What would be your dream project/job?
I am doing my dream job, but more and more I wonder if part of the dream might be a different location. I am getting tired of trying to hide my southern roots and trying to fit in to a culturally strange part of the country that might not fit me anymore.

5.  Be creative, you are going to publish a book/song/poem, what is the title?
Lately, the book I’d like to write, dedicated to parishioners and colleagues that just don’t get it:
I’m Not Your Friend.

6 thoughts on “Friday Five: Endings and Beginnings

  1. beautiful cake! thanks for visiting my blog, and regarding art and design-related projects, when you're a little settled into your new call I would love to design some bulletin covers or event posters and can do quite a bit pro bono. And what Purple wished you about the future!

  2. When I was new in ministry, I went to (possibly my first) district ministers meeting and discovered old-timers had brought books they were ready to part with. I loved getting books that way, especially since I had little money to spend on more books while paying off student loans for seminary.Thanks for visiting my blog. Maybe I'll have to enlist you as a reader of my book on Genesis, to see what's working and what's not working in it.

  3. What a great list. I am glad you are doing your dream job. I feel that way too. I hope you will say more about your book title. Sounds like some pretty serious stuff. Blessings on your new ministry.

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