Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Still Finding my Way

It's been over 10 years since I left Canada for college, over 7 years since I was married, over four years since I decided to pursue ordination in the PC(USA), over two years since we added Brennan to our lives and over seven months since I accepted the call to Liberty as Associate Pastor. There have been a whole lot of changes in those years and they keep on coming. One thing I was reminded of last night is that despite the ever-changing rhythms of our lives, we can still find some pretty neat moments. And if we're paying attention, can cherish them, no matter how short they are.

I was home for dinner for about an hour last night before I headed back out to lead a Bible Study of 1 Peter. It was way too short. And yet, in that hour, Brennan was able to help prepare dinner with us for the first time. Better yet, we were able to help Brennan prepare dinner - mini pizzas. When I got back home, Bridgette and I did a little painting, which meant we stayed up way too late. But as we primed the final "feature wall" in our new home, covering up the old Salmon and getting it ready for our lovely Chocolate Brown, it was a reminder of how wonderful our time together can be, and how new each moment can be. I'm still working on finding the right rhythms to this new life, but I'm enjoying the little moments I can find. Last night was special. Of course, it also could have just been the fumes...

3 comments:

jlee said...

That is a great picture of how life can be as a husband, dad and pastor. There are many many many things to juggle but you showed a picture of how it can be done.

That also gives me inspiration to paint like a madman!!!

Reyes-Chow said...

Don, I just stumbled upon your blog via some of my google alerts and added you to my PC(USA)Bloggers file as I like to read what others are up to in thus crazy denomination to which we belong. Thanks for posting some good stuff. Take care - Bruce

Don said...

Jeff - paint away my good man. It's AMAZING what a difference a quick coat can make. I'm loving my "partially" painted family room & kitchen.

Bruce - crazy denom, I couldn't have said it better myself. Feel free to comment, although I'm guessing you've got more insight than time - being a pastor AND going for Moderator.