Posts tagged hope
I Surrender All (Learning to Breathe Again)

It is so hard to believe that it has been a year since I got a call asking if I would accept a ministry position at a wonderful United Methodist faith community in Huntsville Alabama. A year since I quit a job that was literally killing me, packed my things, and loaded my family up to move to a new place, to start a new job, and to start a new chapter of our life doing the one thing that had almost left us completely broken just a few years prior.

I never thought I would be back in ministry. Hell, if I am being honest I was not even sure I would ever be committed to a local church again.

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Blessed are the Refugees, for they are welcome in the Kingdom of God.

At the base of a hill during the cool afternoon we sit with a multitude of others who have followed a Rabbi from Nazareth out into the countryside. Some of us are waiting expectantly for whatever discourse he is about to give, some of us are here because we just had to know what all the fuss was about, others here because quite frankly we find it hard to believe that anyone from Nazareth has much good to say.

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