Yesterday I posted that it was the 4 month anniversary of the date the hospital recognized I was having a stroke. Today is the 4 month anniversary of the date of my surgery. I must admit that I am feeling a little down today. I think, of course I don't know, but I think that it is a "crash" after a sugar high. I had a little pack of "m-n-m's" with penuts. It is not a big deal, but the Dr. did say that I can have some symptoms similar to diabetics. So, I don't know whether I feel down because of a real situation, or because of a sugar crash. Overall, I feel pretty good physically, but I do have a tendency to "Swing" a little emotionally.
It has been nearly 6 years since I have updated this blog; my apologies. For those that had been following for some time, since I last posted: I stepped down as Senior Pastor at New Covenant church in Knoxville, I moved to Ankeny, Iowa, started a new ministry with St. Croix hospice as Chaplain. I was chaplain with St. Croix for about 4 1/2 years, then in 2020 I moved back to Stratford to pastor First Baptist church. It was a big change going from chaplain work back to the pastorate. I must confess, when I first came (back) to Stratford I was ready to pastor again! I love preaching; I love the ministry of being a pastor, and I love interacting with people long-term. (Being a chaplain is great, but you only interact with a family for a week or so, for some a little longer, but there was a constant upheaval of people and it was exhausting at times...) But, one thing that I have noticed since my stroke is that I get my feeling hurt easily. For instance, people leave the church all the tim