I love to write and blogging has provided me another outlet from which I have gotten much enjoyment- thanks in no small part to those of you who read and leave feedback. But keeping my blog fresh and inviting is sometimes proving to be quite the challenge.
This is due, at least in part, to my job. Lately it has kept me busier than ever. For instance tonight I will probably get home around 10 pm because of a mission’s committee meeting after Bible study.
Don’t misunderstand me. I love doing preacher work- well most of it anyway. I feel this is God’s calling for my life. For over five years I was away from it and while working for a Christian college and being on the mission field was rewarding, I always felt the tug of local preaching. It is just who I am.
This got me to thinking about how others perceive preachers and their work. We all know the jokes about working only four hours or so a week. It is quite possible that some actually may believe this.
What is your perception? What has been your experience how local preachers do their job? What do you think we should do better and is there anything you think we concentrate on that is missing the mark?
I realize that I am opening myself and my profession up here, but that is okay. We all can grow and learn from the well-meaning wisdom and guidance of others.