The one constant in my life is change. Part of me loves change–new challenges, new people, new experiences. Another part of me craves constancy–routine, existing relationships, my comfortable pants with the holes that were earned, not purchased.
The seasons in my life are passing rather quickly these days. Four months ago, I was super excited to start a new job in my hometown of Woodbury. I was excited about the short commute, the challenge of an office completely different from the one that I left. I was happy that I would have the opportunity to see my family whenever I wanted.
Then, I was grafted into a group of church planters here in Philadelphia. Suddenly my short commute seems excruciatingly long. So I reached out to a colleague here in the city and BAM–I start a new job in Philadelphia in a few weeks.
God is doing things in my life that I wished for but I never would have hoped for…He is giving me what I most desire and what I most fear. He has planted me into a community. I wasn’t ready for that. I wanted to dabble. The next thing I know I’m making pasta salad and playing with the kids and smiling as my pastor challenges me. I’m getting to know men and women…and letting them get to know me. I’m working with a group of people whose goal is that the one far from God will be filled with life in Christ.
If you read this, please pray for me. As excited as I am about my transition, I know that there is a LOT of work to be done in the new office. Please pray that God would help me to develop relationships with people in my new sphere, to be who He has created me to be. Please pray for our team. If you’ve ever been to Philly and have seen it through spiritual eyes, you know there is a lot to be done in my city.
If there is anything that you need prayer for, let me know. Or just say hi 🙂