Showing posts from January, 2009

Firsts... and lasts

When you get my age (not quite 40) its easy to begin to think that there is not much left to do... for the first time. But I don't hold to that. As I look around... and back at 2008... there is still much of life on this little rock we call Earth for me to experience. A few firsts in my own life during 2008... * I completed my first full year as a lead pastor of a congregation of Christ-followers. * I attended a concert by a bluegrass band that I actually really liked, The Franz Family . * I voted for a losing presidential candidate. * I was my son's camp counselor. * I caught a fish in Arkansas. * I began grinding my own coffee beans! * I hiked on mountain trails for an hour in the dark before the sun came up... without a flashlight. * I built a fire inside my house (in the fireplace)! * I learned how to run a Christmas tree farm.