Obviously, I've taken a break from the blog over the last few months. Part of that was intentional; I wanted to focus on making sure my family transitions well to our new city and church. I also wanted to give my best to really engaging in my new role as lead pastor of Grace Church.
I just didn't plan for it to take this long to get back in the saddle. But, here I am again.
By way of an update, you should know that things are going very well on the ministry front here in Racine. God is really doing a work among us and the best word to describe the feel around here is momentum. And that is good. Seems to me that's where we always want to be. I don't want to "arrive." I want to always be caught up on the momentum of the Spirit. I want the same for Grace.
On the home front, the truth is it's still a tough adjustment. We left such a great community of friends in St. Louis that it's hard not to have separation anxiety. We've come to realize that while Grace Church has felt like home since day 1, Racine doesn't quite feel like home yet. It doesn't help that we're still relying on Google Maps just about every time we get in the car, but at least there's that big lake due east to help us get a general orientation.
If you're the praying type, I ask that you continue to pray for us, that we will rapidly adjust to our new environs, and that winter won't kill us : ) And pray too that we will come to very quickly not only call this place home, but quickly develop a deeper love for this city, the people in it, and the work to be done here.