It has been awhile since I posted...now, that can be interpreted two ways: it can be good because I have been feeling very well, or it can be bad because I feel too bad to post. In this case, it is because I feel really well and do not have much to post. In fact, the neurologist told me that I do not have to do any more follow ups unless I feel bad. Overall, I am doing really well. So, I am going to post a video I made today (today, consequently, is my birthday). I hope you enjoy this post.
A few years ago I was presented with the opportunity to come back to Stratford, Iowa, to First Baptist church, as their pastor; for those of you who have followed this blog for some time, FBC in Stratford was my first pastorate. Let's just say I prayed about it as I was jumping at the opportunity. The church has a parsonage, so I could live there and not have to worry about a houe payment; and I needed to slow down, and this was a part time position (which, as a side note, allowed for me to get a greater disability from the VA than when I was working full time with St. Croix Hospice...) We love Stratford, and absolutely love the church; the people are wonderful and accepted us, again, with open arms. This was, for me, the perfect position: I get to pastor a church I LOVE, I get to do life with people I LOVE, and I have already had the opportunity to do weddings and baptism services for kids (adults now) that I have known their entire lives. IT IS GREAT. The longer I have been here,