On November 24, 2019 I was 54 years 288 days old. That was the age my father was when he passed away.
So I decided to take a little retreat, heading out to a cutline where I knew there was a nice place to sit and maybe start a fire.
Here’s a video of a few of those moments down the line.
In addition to the thoughts I shared on the video, I grappled with the placed of online marketing in my life and how it interfaces with ministry…or not. I also thought about a time when I was in my teens and came to the brink of starting a bicycle repair shop but was talked out of it by my dad.
I wondered if that had been an early squelching of my entrepreneurial bent.
But he’s been gone 24 years now, and I have now lived longer than he did, so I have no excuses for not doing something I could or should.
Bottom line, I’m continuing to move ahead with these parallel tracks of online marketing and pastoral ministry, with my ministry focus being the transitional consultant role.
The two actually work together well, with the transitional role, which I usually fulfill part time, allowing for the online work. Likewise, the online work generates extra income and makes the transitional role sustainable.
Looking forward to the adventure ahead, continuing to be shaped by my father, but recognizing the path I walk is my own.