i heart friends new and old. today i was blessed to gather with other first call pastors in my own synod (eand) and its neighbor (nwmn).
some i knew from seminary classes at luther or seminary cross cultural in atlanta or from various synod events.
but some faces are new and its fun to hear stories of how people have ended up in the northern plains and how well the transitions are going from seminary to full pastorhood…or the waiting that pushes limits as they seek to realize where God is sending people in God’s timeframe.
we are learning about God’s will for each of us, which is ongoing process as each one of us is trying to figure out exactly what will be expected of us as ministers encountering new obstacles and opportunities.
it truly is a blessing to know that i am not alone in this learning even when i live far away from my neighboring pastors who are also new and gaining wisdom with each mistake and attempt and failure and success.