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A Fork In The Road

In February of 2013 I was hired as the Interim Contemporary Worship Leader at CrossRoads Nazarene Church in Chandler, AZ. I knew from the get go that this would probably not turn into a permanent ministry assignment.

A couple of weeks ago, I was informed that my Interim position here at CrossRoads was coming to an end and I was given a 90 day notice and I must say, I am very grateful for the amount of notice they have given me here at CrossRoads.

Well, after 2 1/2 years of sending resumes — non-stop to churches all around this great country…and literally only having one church show any interest in me — I am coming to the conclusion that my time as a worship pastor/leader is coming to a close with this job ending.

That means, I’ve come to a “fork in the road” and I feel I must make a change in where this pathway of life takes me…

I have one idea of what I would like to do and it is something that would bring a great deal of fulfillment and purpose to my life. However, if that does not work out…I honestly have no idea at all as to what I will do for a living.

And that’s where all of my family and friends come in. Would you all please pray that God would lead me, open doors, give me a sense of direction and provide for my family?

… thank you …

I will keep you updated as to what is going on in my job search.

Thank you so very much for your positive thoughts and prayers.

find.rest.and.peace

I love the devotional book, Jesus Calling (by Sarah Young). It’s full of encouragement that’s based on the Bible, and written as if Jesus Himself was speaking to you. Today’s reading was especially encouraging to me and where I find myself in this season of life.

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“Worship Me only. I am King of kings and Lord of lords…I am taking care of you! I am not only committed to caring for you, but I am also absolutely capable of doing so. Rest in Me…”

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Sometimes it’s hard to see beyond your circumstances…I know this first hand.

Currently I’m employed, but my title—even after being on staff for over a full year—still reads “interim worship leader”. Where’s the “security” in that? I continue to look for a “permanent” position somewhere, but at this time God has chosen NOT to open that door for me. I have no idea what my future holds…

Currently my wife has been unemployed since the beginning of December—that makes 4 months of being out of work for those of you who struggle with math—she’s working INCREDIBLY HARD looking for a new job and has been on lots and lots of interviews (some of them incredibly weird), but God has chosen NOT to open any of those doors for her. She has no idea what her future holds…

It’s easy to get discouraged, depressed, disillusioned, confused, scared, stressed, restless, tired, emotional, mad……and yeah, I know all of this first hand.

Part of my devotional reading today says…

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 NLT)

These verses encourage, challenge, and stretch me…for my present “troubles” don’t seem all that small right now—in the middle of them—but I know in time, God’s time, they will be but a speck in the whole of my life. God help me to honestly trust and believe the words I’m speaking, and may they indeed be true and come to pass……in Your time.

pray.for.pete

Pete was a student in our youth ministry.

He is in need of your prayers BIG time.

This past weekend he suffered a very serious life threatening injury.

With the amazing help of God, he is on the long road to recovery, but he has a very long way to go and could really, really use your prayers.

Would you please join me in praying for Pete?

Write his name down, and when you see it, say a prayer for his healing.

James 5:15-16 (NCV) says, “And the prayer that is said with faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will heal that person…when a believing person prays, great things happen.”

Thank you so very much.