I have to admit that I have not been consistent of late with blogging. I did not anticipate the amount of my time that would be spent trying to juggle Master's school, church, family, and friendships. I wasn't naive; I knew I would be busy, but disciplines like blogging and twittering that once allowed me to communicate more regularly have become more difficult to pursue. In addition to blogging, working on writing projects has all but ceased right now.
Why am I telling you this?
I need your prayers. I need continued wisdom about what events and commitments to say "yes" to and which I should say "no" to. It is not easy as a pastor to say "no" to anyone or anything you are asked to do, but I'm finding that stewarding my time well is even more important these days for me. The other thing I'm finding difficult is finding time to refresh. It seems that as a student and pastor I'm constantly pouring out, but rarely having anything poured in. This has brought forth the realization that I need an Oasis.
I'm as excited as ever about what God is doing in my life, my family, and The Journey. I believe God is bigger than any stress I face or any difficulties that may come. The stress of life has made me realize how desperate I really am for God to be first in my life. It has made me realize that family can't be replaced by anything. Following Christ and being in the love of my family is the oasis I need. I'm also grateful for a church family that I can go to for prayer. These are my confessions.