welcome to the hike!

Working out the call!

I currently living in Millersburg or as God whispered in me ear four years ago in PA, "the land of my Fathers!" MILLERS - burg! OK! The best way to describe my life of late, is simply "Pastor-at-Large" I live "outside the box" of our usual expectation of life, family, employment and even culture. I live, breathe, and weave around a four county area as a local missionary and have learned of so many supportive faith communities. I meet people who contact me where they are in their 'hike 'o life."

The hats I wear are that of Life Coach, Writer, Speaker, Retreat Facilitator, Pastoral Supply, Prayer Counselor and well, whatever God calls on me to do (I actually get paid to do all of these things, which is awesome, unless you are helping me with my books!) I also work to "tent-make my mission work" as a church secretary for a sweet fellowship pastored by one of my favorite seminary prof's.

So what do I want to be when I grow up? Stay tuned! The goals are big and staying solvent month by month is a huge victory, but as I see my own heart and others hearts change and grow in my daily walk, I realize, I am not working for treasures on earth....I have direct deposit above. Guess that's a pretty sweet ride! Lacing up my hiking boots...on the hike o' life!

Thursday, January 23, 2014


I am logging in today for the first time in 3 years, it's a bit intimidating!  I am trying to update and change and there just seems to be so much to learn!  (Thought I would switch to word press and I like that too for different reasons), but now for some reason, I am thinking of keeping both sites going, this one more personal and the other www.yourlifeconnect.com more for professional interests.

Frankly I am in deeper than I want to be, blogger has changed, I am frustrated and it's only 6 a.m.!

What tasks seem overwhelming to you today?

I cried with a young friend last night.  She had just received a letter from the post secondary she hopes to attend.  She didn't hear a yes, she didn't hear a no, she heard that she has to wait to hear for THREE MORE MONTHS!

That's overwhelming just when you think you will know and the waiting is prolonged.  We reminded each other, that God is in the waiting room with us, keeping us going along the things he has for us to do.

Not sure why I am working on the blog this morning, I am looking at a list longer than... well it is so long, I can't even describe it.  It's a good list, notes for new clients, work on a sermon for Sunday and other writing deadlines and for some reason I am trying to update my blog.  I want to tell you where I live and what I am doing now, because the information is not current at the top, but for some reason, I can't crack that code!

So I feel as overwhelmed as my friend in her wait.  

But what I can do, as Jesus Calling and Sarah Young reminds us today, January 23, is to lean on God in the moment.  Zoom in to see Him here with me and then slowly draw back to understand in the big picture it doesn't really matter if I can't instantly change my header, or am going to have to wait a big longer for the news of future glory.

So header, I will conquer you.  Posting this, getting a little housework done and then on to the tasks of the day.  I will not let your stubbornness unnerve the joy that awaits.

I am not alone, and my victory is not the achievement or the news.  It's the presence of the ONE who rests with me, holds me while I cry and patiently, oh so patiently holds my hand and guides me along.
Guides me along on "the hike o' life"

Anticipate the fellowship of God in every task today!

Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he goes with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.

So washing dishes, updating blogs, waiting for letters; it matters not - God goes with me!

Peace to you...