I’m going to take a quick break from the Kickstarter stuff, because depending on how you’re reading this blog, you may not know that I also have a job in ministry.
I mean, I love to pack my life full. But it’s only part time, so I am finding margin to love my kid(s) well, be creative where I love to be, and balance everything else.
So a quick update on the whole ministry thing…
Y’all, ministry is hard. I don’t care if it’s your sweet spot or you’re just trying to be obedient, but it’s difficult, probably because it involves people. Not that any people I work with or minister to are any type of crazy, but you know, people. We’re all still learning to play well with others, and that’s not my natural bent. I like people, I’m just not good at hanging with people yet, not all the time anyway.
My family and friends and co-workers have been amazing and patient with me as I’ve sorted out what it looks like to hold this job, as I’ve broke down in tears and complained about my shortcomings and everything that makes me “not qualified.” I told a family member the other day that I thought the learning curve would have evened out by now, 9 months in, but really it’s been like having a baby. There’s been all this work and preparation, and now I have this little ministry that I have to figure out how to take care of it and build it.
I realize I’m not going into any specifics of what’s going on in the ministry itself, and that’s largely because I’ve been spending the past 9 months pushing a boulder up a hill. At least, it feels like it.
But I do get specific in weekly prayer letters my team sends out. And if you want to know what’s going on, or want to know how to pray, or maybe you’re on my mailing list but you’d like to be a bit more connected, then below you can opt-in to the little e-newsletter: