Because I have not been in the same place for more than 10 months since.... I don't know I guess all the way back to high school! It's always amusing to play the "where was I a year ago today?" game. To reflect on where I've been, and how quickly life shifts and changes and launches you forward. A year ago today, I met my current pastor for breakfast at Cosmos, a local Fort Wayne culinary experience. I had auditioned/interviewed the night before and running on a lot of adrenaline and not a lot of sleep. The way too expensive rental car I had gotten was out in the parking lot as we sat in a booth up against a window with heaping plates of eggs, hashbrowns, and toast. I quickly pushed away my plate of food, as Russ handed me an un-official job offer...the official one to follow that afternoon. It's hard to eat when one is contemplating a job, a move, a new direction! I remember staring at the paper, the title "Worship Pastor" at the top, and being asked what I thought of it. My response was simply, "This looks like I would be doing what I feel God is calling me to do."
Soon after, I was back in that sweet rental car, driving once again in the rain, to fly home for Thanksgiving. The official offer came later that day, and on Thanksgiving, I accepted the job and began making plans to move mid-December. I had and still have so much to be grateful for here in Indiana.
I like Thanksgiving. I like taking a moment in the year to pause the hectic planning and scheming and inhale the scent the goodness and blessing.