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.