A Good Visit
Friday afternoon I spent some time with Rev. Frank Frischkorn. Pastor Frischkorn is the Regional Executive Pastor for the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware. It was good to spend some time together and share our life and ministry experiences. My schedule got a little sideways and we only had just over an hour together. As with most conversations some of the best pieces took place in the parking lot. As Frank and I were parting ways we talked of the transformation, renewal and revival that takes place in our world as the Kingdom of God is unleashed.
Clarity of Thought
I can’t quite remember how that piece of our conversation started. I do know that Cancer has helped me think much clearer about life, death and what is most important to me. That clarity is refreshing. It can also be a little dangerous. I find I am quicker to speak truth and sometimes others may not be ready to hear the reality of what is going on. I find part of walking this season well is learning to speak truth clearly and boldly while helping people walk through the realities the truth reveals.
Frank is a man of deep faith so we share a common sense of purpose and vision. I did not have to censor nor chose my words carefully. We were talking about how my Cancer diagnosis was impacting my life, ministry and First Baptist Church. I laughed and said that in each area I can see how God is working to redeem and transform what was meant for bad into something good. [Read more…]