Well . . . it means this.
For the first time since way before my cancer surgery, I have to announce that I cannot accept any more regular gigs until January of 2014. With preaching responsibilities at our Heritage Campus in November and December, I just do not have the time, nor many open slots on my schedule until after the first of the year.
It is good to be back in a much stronger level of physical, emotional, relational and spiritual strength. I feel as balanced in all four areas as I have been in some time. Being gifted by the church with mission/renewal leave this past July did me a world of good in many more ways than I am probably aware of.
It is all carrying over to my being much better able to focus on important things right now . . . pretty clear focus for the first time in a long, long, long while. Distractions right now . . . I've never more enjoyed the freedom of saying "no" when they come.
A wonderful and rich marriage to the love of my life and doing pastoral care, preaching . . . and a lot of singing.
I wish you could see the smile on my face!
God's grace still amazes me . . . ><>