ash wednesday by Thomas Merton

steveryancarter:

an excerpt from a short essay written by Thomas Merton in 1959

“The purpose of Lent is not so much expiation, to satisfy the divine justice, as a preparation to rejoice in His love. And this preparation consists in receiving the gift of His mercy—a gift which we receive in so far as we open our…

ash wednesday by Thomas Merton

Remember who I am, and be content with my authority; for I have ready at hand all resources; when anything stands in your way, rely on my power, and execute what I commanded thee.

An excellent reminder from John Calvin, paraphrasing God in Jonah 1:1-2.

New Year, New Job

I should probably start by saying that I am still the High School Pastor at Mission. There’s no plan to change that. I’ll still be the primary communicator/leader/vision caster/etc. 

What will change is that I will also be the College Pastor at Mission starting this January! I’m ridiculously excited about this!

I’m handing off a ton of my High School Ministry workload to our HSM director Jonny Lutz, and he’s going to hand off a ton of his workload to a brand new coordinator that we’re hiring. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to say who that coordinator is yet, so you’ll have to wait.

I have a huge heart for college students, and I’m going to be able to spend a ton of time focusing on the College Ministry. The former pastor in the ministry (Jason Robinson) has done an incredible job at leading the ministry for the past five years, and I consider it a tremendous honor to take the reins from him. 

Here’s to 2014! 

May God get all the glory 🙂