Tomorrow is the big day. The new administration/company comes into the maintenance shop to implement there values and agenda to the rest of the crew. I have had many emotions and feelings going into this and still don’t feel the right move was made. Politics are politics right. A little over a year ago I was pumped about working for the Maintenance Team and there has not been many times where I did not want to be there. The guys I worked with was a well put together, team and worked together. I believe the administration was top notch.
This is the first night, that I have absolutely dreaded going in on the next day. I think it is more to do with knowing that my time that I put in so far won’t be honored, which means no raise this year. My insurance rates rose by close to 200 a month so there is another loss, and still yet unsure about how they will do things such as vacation, sick time, holidays etc. I am trying to put my best foot forward but it is hard with all the uncertainties.
Some of the positives that have come out of this whole experience is the fact I know what I don’t want to do. It has caused me to start looking at other options and not settle. So that is a plus. If there are a few things that I have taken out of this whole transition process they are;
- It is never easy.
- You are left vulnerable.
- Sometimes you have to take a cut, in order to keep a job.
- Nothing is sure.
I know that change is needed a lot of times and I hope that the decision, from the higher ups, proves to be the right one. Going into this I have stated that if I can’t stand behind it and support it than I won’t hinder it. That is what I am going to do, put my best foot forward and continue to make the schools a better place.
Nothing great lies inside of this post. Only words of wonder. Sometimes you have days that just suck and this is one of them. However, rest assured, God has everything worked out. Nothing slides by his attention unnoticed and He will use this time in my life and prove that no matter what, He is my source.
What a weekend at the Tallmage House. We are in overdrive trying to get as much done as we can before Julianna Arrives. We were thinking that Chanelle’s due date to have the C-Section would be around August 11th however at her last appointment they were talking like a matter of four weeks due to some blood pressure issues. That sent us into panic mode because absolutly nothing was ready yet. However this weekend we put a big dent in it. Here is a little of what took place.
- Headed to Savannah and attempted to pick out some shoes for Peyton, my little man is growing so fast. It seems we are buying shoes left and right….if you get it you can laugh now.
- Found nothing in Savannah worthwhile, I would say it was a wasted trip but it really wasn’t. Had some great family time.
- Peyton is doing great on his potty training. The whole time we were away from the house he would tell us when he had to go potty. That was cool, no accidents.
- Cleaned out, Julianna’s room and had it painted. Yes it is pinks with a few brown polka dots to match her bedding. Pics will be up in another post later in the week.
- Finally found new shoes, Chanelle took off to bluffton, this morning (Sunday) after Church and found him some while I prepped the room for our Uncle David to paint.
- By the way David did a great job. If you need someone to do any painting for you he is the man to call. If you are in Beaufort, SC or the sorrounding areas just leave me a comment or with your email, and I will gladly get you in touch with him. Your comment will be moderated so I will make sure your email doesn’t actually get on the comment board for others to see.
- Had homecoming at Church today which meant, guest preacher, special singers, and food. Preaching was great, Singing was good, Food was awesome.
- Getting pumped about the future that God has for us in ministry. With each day an eagerness rises to just go.
- Looking to post a little more than normal with the blog this week, have a few things running around in my head that I would like to put out there.
Thanks for reading and hopefully you had a great weekend. Anything thing exciting or was it the same ole, same ole? Either way I would love to hear about it. Just leave a comment below and until the next post, keep looking up so you are not looking at yourself. Take Care.
The Tallmage house is getting ready to head to Homecoming. You might ask yourself what in the heck is homecoming. Homecoming is an event that we have each year at our Church, normally consisting of bringing in a singing group and a special speaker, normally it is a former Pastor. I am not sure how homecoming originated but it is followed up by a meal afterwords in the fellowship hall.
I have mixed feelings about some traditional aspects of the Church. I believe that we can get so caught up in tradition that take our eyes off of the main vision of the Church and just do things because we have always done them that way. I ask myself the question at times, are certain things still relevant, am I giving something for the lost to come to or am I doing it simply because that is how it’s always been done.
I am all up for tradition and honoring tradition within the Church. But here is my thought, “what are we doing to be relevant to our community, while meeting them with the Gospel within our Church (as a whole, not just the church I attend)?”
In no way am I bashing our local church or coming down on anything we do or events we hold. I love the people there and the leadership, I am just trying to see where I fit in traditionally with the Church. I am not saying that Homecoming is not effective because I really like it especially the food part. Those Church Ladies can cook now. I am just wandering is there a way that we can make the tradition of Homecoming relevant to bring in people from the community while at the same time keeping the traditional aspect? Thanks BCOG for what you are doing to further the gospel in the community. And we can’t wait to join you this morning.
By the way, if you are in the Beaufort Area, give us a visit. We would love to have you at one of our services.
I am curious, what are some traditions you can bank on your Church doing? Are they effective, and do they compliment the vision and mission of the Local Church? Do you do the things you do in order to not upset TRADITION even if that means it is not effective?
I would love to hear some of your feedback, just leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
Had a very quiet weekend at the Tallmage House. I was able to get out for a couple of hours on Saturday Morning and do some reading/posting at the coffee shop. Had an awesome lunch at Friendly’s with Chanelle and Peyton. They also had free Ice Cream, SCORE!!! Rested for a bit Saturday afternoon then went and saw Willy Wonka at USCB Performing Arts Center. A student from the youth ministry we volunteered with this past school year had a part in it and absolutly ROCKED IT OUT!!! Great Job again Ryan. Connected with some pretty cool peeps on Twitter. Will give a proper shout out later in the week but for now they seem pretty RAD.
Had a great service Sunday AM. The Church honored this years Graduates. It is hard to believe that I was youth pastor to them a little over four years ago. Man how time flies. Now they are off to College. Congrats Steven, Sam, and Amanda you guys ROCK!!! PS spoke on Disciplining Children.