Thursday, January 06, 2011

New Year, so what?

I'm sitting in my office, reflecting on this past year, and wondering about the next. There is a lot going through my mind as I try best to prepare for this next semester of chapels, and the future for our office.

In case you don't know, I was made chaplain at Olivet late last Spring, and my heads been spinning ever since, in a good way. It's been a joy to be in this position. I hadn't realized how much I missed the day-in day-out grind of ministry, especially the relational trust that comes from those you are doing life with. So what will this year bring? Who knows for sure. I'm realizing as I write there is much more I'm uncertain of than certain, and from where I sit, I guess I'm okay with that. Convinced?

For me, it's about trust and faithfulness. I trust that God will be faithful, regardless. That's my statement for the next year.

I need to lose 20 pounds. Will I, not taking bets. Will God be faithful; absolutely. On that, I'll bet my very life.