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Archive for October 21st, 2007

I am having difficulty even coming up with a title today. Friday I received some disturbing news. I am still trying to get my little brain around it. It’s almost like being told someone died and not being able to accept it. That shock that leaves you almost numb is what I feel.

First off I want to tell you I love our youth pastor and his wife. They have done a wonderful work in HIS name. My daughter is one of many who have grown under their leadership and teaching. Kids who don’t attend church now attend youth group. I could go on and on with this type of praise.

The only negative thing I can say is “video games” I hate them. I think they can do horrible things to our children if they are not held in check. Youth pastor spends much time playing them with the boys that visit his house. I have limited my Casey’s time there because Casey cannot control himself. Asperger’s  makes a boy unable to fit in socially and if you add video games the boy will surely get lost in them. Just my opinion of course.

Now for the meat of this post. My pastor came over Friday to tell us the bad news. Apparently there are some things that the elders had corrected the youth pastor on and the youth pastor hasn’t followed through in doing what they asked him to do. No specifics were given but evidently they grievances were concern enough for a vote to be taken. Our youth pastor will be leaving November 11th. It hurts to even type this. I don’t understand at all. My children are heartbroken. Why is this happening?

I hope you don’t mind my using this blog to sort my feelings. I welcome any input on this. One part of me knows our elders well and trusts them. This part of me is aware they would not make this decision lightly. The other part of me wonders if this is an attack of the enemy and the elders are blinded. I just don’t know anything right now.  I know that I am up and I did my Bible study. I am going to shower and get ready for church. I am going to trust God to be sovereign in this and to carry my family and I through this. Right now my boy is crying and needs his mom so I will stop this post and get on with my life.

October 2007