A new season is coming

No, this isn’t a post about snow, though that will eventually stop falling and melt away, as most seasonal distinctives do.

This post is about another new beginning. It’s also about not being certain exactly what I’m beginning yet.

The past few weeks have been full of realizations and actions on them. The thimble-sized version is that I have resigned from my position at Christ’s Church Albany. I love my church, our vision, our implementation of it, our people – everything except the details of my job description. Even though I’m really good at my job. And, I’m not leaving this group of people; it’s our church. I know, it seems like a crazy idea. You can read more details, if you like, by clicking here for the text of the announcement we made to the church.

These past couple of years have been full of God-sized crazy ideas. I haven’t been disappointed by acting on a single one of them. Not once. Even when it was monumentally difficult and even painful, which this is. I’ve learned a ton about myself and others. I’ve learned that I can’t settle for part of what I’m called to do and be content for very long.

So, a new season begins.

My downloads folder contains some fascinating documents at the moment. The most fascinating is a job description that is tailor-made for me, quite literally a dream job. To do it would be challenging and worthwhile and really good for the kingdom of God. To do it would also require some seriously hard work up front; I’d need help… a lot of help. Then, however, that would yield an amazing opportunity to serve. It feels God-sized. It also feels like it would be a terrible thing to get wrong.

So, I’m dusting off the blog to ask for your help – wherever you are, wherever you see this – will you pray about this with me? If you have some encouragement, or some wisdom, or just a like/favorite/comment to share, I’d be grateful to know you’re here. I sincerely believe in the power of community seeking answers together.


15 Responses to “A new season is coming”

  1. Jason Sansbury
    February 11, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    Prayers. Trust your instinct. Whatever is in front of you, remember where your help comes from!

    • patti
      February 12, 2015 at 7:06 am #

      Thanks for the encouragement, Jason.

  2. dennis
    February 11, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    praying for you, Patti.

    • patti
      February 12, 2015 at 7:05 am #

      Thank you, Dennis, it means a lot!

  3. Charlie
    February 12, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

    Always praying for the kingdom to advance. Thankful those prayer are being met in your response. May His will be done in us, through us, by us.

    • patti
      February 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

      I’m so grateful to be able to dream that kind of dream, Charlie. Thank you for your prayers!

  4. Beth
    February 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    Patti you are such a determined, faithful woman I have no doubt that whatever path you take you will listen to God and will make a difference in the world! Prayers as you move forward!

    • patti
      February 12, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

      Beth, thank you so much for the love and support.

  5. troepke
    March 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    thinking we should chat sometime soon! blessings…journey not destination! blessings!!!

  6. aaron
    March 4, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    Go get ’em sistah

    • patti
      March 6, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

      On it! :)

  7. Mel
    March 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

    Just reading this, praying for your next adventure!

    • patti
      March 6, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks, Mel! Much appreciated!


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