So, it’s been a wee little while since I last posted. Some of you have contacted me via email to find out what’s happening and to be sure everything’s okay. I appreciate that — I really do.
So I was sitting here tonight with pretty much nothing to do except wait for the Super Bowl to begin and I thought I’d take the time to post a brief update via my little four-year-old PDA.
Here are the highlights: We are all nicely settled into my father-in-law’s home. I have a nice little private space in the basement where I can pay bills and work at a desk. (This is important because since I lost my job back in 2006 we’ve gotten behind in some bills. We haven’t totally caught up yet, but my recent two month’s of full-time employment really helped.) I’ve spent several thousand dollars in the past keeping creditors happy — and the well has about run dry again.
Meanwhile, I have an interview with a great potential employer on Tuesday. I’m praying that if this is the job God has planned for me that he grease the wheels, open doors, and grant me favor.
Also meanwhile — and more importantly — I’ve finally decided it’s time to start the ministerial credential application process. Yes, after graduating from Bible college in ’91, earning 22 hours of graduate work in seminary, after three years of volunteer campus ministry, and after almost two decades of hemming and hawing and seemingly justifiable delays, I am going to seek entering full-time ministry.
I clearly can’t beat ‘em, so I may as well join ‘em. ::grin::
Fortunately, I have the strong support of my family and friends and a very encouraging pastor helping make the decission easier.
Who knows? Come June or July I may well be Rev. Tatum and preaching all over Michigan!
So, please pray — not just for me, pray also for the poor people who will be subjected to me!
Meanwhile — it’s the kick-off.