Wednesday, November 29, 2006

my new digs

Planting a church is a very weird thing.

One of the weirdest parts is not having an office. I spend some days entirely at Panera Bread in front of my lap top. Other days, I'm driving from one meeting to another. Oh the this church, at that church, at this Starbucks, at that Starbucks, on the disc golf course (my favorite kind of meeting, by the way), in the car, at this person's house, at my house.

Then there are the days when I feel like a I'm multi-tasker on speed. I have 10 people to contact about 12 things. There are infinite deadlines. I leave voice mails and e-mails. I hurry up, as fast as I can, just to wait. At night, Betsy asks me what I did that day and I don't know what to tell her. I feel like I was busy all day long, but don't have anything tangible to show for it...except an empty tank of gas and a lot fewer minutes on that month's cell phone plan.

I'm not complaining, though. Okay...maybe just a little. But isn't that the point of blogs?

No, being a part of this church plant has been one of the biggest blessings of my life, even if it has, at times, been one of the biggest challenges as well. And truth be told, I do have an office of sorts. The pics below are my new new office space (a.k.a. the couch in Mark's office). Pretty sweet, huh? By the way, my desk is the one that is a chair.


Abby Alter said...

I feel like you just described my life right now (doing full time support raising.) Except my temporary office isn't Mark Nelson's couch (which would be cool.)'s a bedroom in my parent's house. :-)
Keep up the great work for the Kingdom.

The Anonymous Human said...


That can't be your office space. That office space is being occupied by someone who uses a daytimer. Bill Wadley must've trained that worker. There's no way that's Bill Wolf.

bill said...

ha noticed. bill wadley did train me well. it just took a couple years to sink in. but you shouldn't be too suprised: your wife gave me that daytimer! and i use it every day.

...or its just a prop for the picture.