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Sunday, March 13, 2005


what just happened?!?

So, I did it. I made it through the week and weekend as a solo pastor intern. There were times that were fun, there were a couple times that were a bit painful, there were a couple times I wanted to jab sharp objects into my head, and there were times that I just sat back and thought "This work is awesome."
There were, indeed, some mistakes moments of grace. Moments of nervousness causing my brain to cloud over. There were a few times I relied on other people to let me know what I was supposed to do next. There were a few times I shot pleading glances at people in the congregation, silently asking them to come up and help because the people who were signed up to help decided not to show up. But there were times when things went smoothly, where I was able to be myself, when I could crack some jokes. There were a few things that I would do differently, if I could go back and change them, but I can't. So I just have to smile, and remember to do these things differently when I get the chance to do them in the future.
And the congregation was unbelievably supportive. In fact here's the "I think I just shat my pants" moment of the weekend:
I had finished our Sunday morning early service. I was shaking hands as people exited the sanctuary when here comes "Tom." It was kind of a drive by moment, didn't last long and I didn't have much chance to react because there were people in line behind him, but on his way out Tom grabs my hand and says "You did a pretty good job." I think I just shat my pants.

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