So. What’s happening in your little world?
Me? Life continues. And I am glad.
Conner is driving now. Casey is blossoming. Michael is getting ever closer to his drivers license—Can you understand when I say I am insurance poor? Max is going to be our ladies man. Kyle is in nursing school.
Becki is working harder than anybody I know to build a real estate business all while being an amazing wife and mother. She wears me out just watching her.
And me? I am working this real estate gig as hard as I know how. I am trying to write. And I have applied for more jobs than you can shake a stick at. Government jobs. Retail jobs. Preaching jobs. Laborer jobs.
I have not had much luck in the job market. Most of the time they say I am over qualified. Personally, I think I am so dang good-looking that I intimidate potential employers.
You believe that, don’t you?
I have had a phone interview with a preacher search committee for a church really close to home. I have a great hope that I’ll get asked for a follow-up interview.
My preaching calendar was so empty for several months, but suddenly there are lots of speaking opportunities—every Sunday in January is scheduled. I am speaking twice thus far in February—one of them is at a Saturday seminar on Child Abuse in Somerset, PA. No traveling involved—it will be done via Skype.
For the most part, my message is one of hope in the midst of doubt; triumph in the thrall of pain. If I can help your church organization, I’d love to do so. Ministry is in my blood and preaching is my passion.
Yes, life continues. Change occurs. Difficulties arise. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. And sometimes it can be life affirming.
That doesn’t mean the bad somehow wasn’t or isn’t painful. To the contrary.
I will go to my grave with unanswered questions, yes. But I will also go to my grave determined to not be consumed by them.
I will go to my grave as the recipient of more beauty and grace than I could ever deserve. I will one day die very happy to have lived this life.
And that my friends is the state of my life at this moment in time.
I am so glad I get to share it with you.
Before I go, take a look at this link for my latest post on Wineskins…
Be a blessing; be blessed!
Les Ferguson, Jr.