Randy’s Ramblings

 

The Best is Yet to Come

It’s that time of year again. Time to say goodbye to another year and lean expectantly into another one.  It often is a time to consider some new directions and habits. If you are a computer junkie, this one might be good.

Of course, by far the most common resolutions have to do with losing weight and being more healthy.

I read one that said “Every year I resolve to lose 20 pounds….and I do! The trouble is that I gain 30.”   Not sure how you feel about New Year Resolutions. Here is one perspective: “An optimist stays up until midnight to see in the new year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” I land on the Optimist side.   One thing I do like to do around this time of year is remember all the amazing things from the previous year. It is a time of gratitude. This past year Diane and I were blessed with a new grandson and a new daughter all in a matter of weeks. Pretty great stuff.   On the church front, recent memory celebrates over 1650 guests at our Christmas celebration. This year I also celebrate new additions to our staff with custodian Robert Drews, Youth director Chestly Lunday and Yvonne Nash stepping into the preteen pastor position. It has been a great year, and we are blessed as a church.   I am leaning into 2019 with high hopes for our Orangewood campus and an even greater missional impact through both campuses. I am excited to meet new partners in mission and new believers in Jesus. I am excited to do this together with you. I remain incredibly grateful for you, the faithful folks of Christ’s Community Church. It is a joy and a privilege to do ministry with people who know “it’s not about us.” We are indeed a diverse bunch, but we are unified in the mission God has called us to. As we launch into 2019, I can’t help but believe…the best is yet to come! I, for one, can’t wait!
 
Pastor Randy

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