6.16.2006

Why I love my job

Today, this is why I love my job...

Two pair of moon shoes, no longer on a derailed train in Kansas (for real, they were "delayed due to a train derailment") now in my office as part of my continued plan to prove to my high school students that they are not too cool for anything.

And yes, mom, I wore shorts and flip-flops to work. That's another reason I love my job.

I'm also reflecting, more seriously, that it's my students that make this ministry excellent, not their youth minister. Specifically, I'm thankful for two kids who brought in artwork for us-- a t-shirt design for the mission trip and a cover drawing for our fall youth directory-- and they're both amazing!

I continue to be absolutely convinced that it is vital in a ministry to discover what each student is good at, no matter how odd it might sound at first, and find a way to plug that skill and passion into the program. If through Christ God gives me ownership in the Kingdom, it seems the best way to model that ownership is to reflect it in the ministry we share. So rock on, Sean and Emily! And may you inspire all your friends to share with us too.

3 comments:

Kathy Davis (Ewing) said...

I'm sorry I'm commenting on the most frivolous part of your entry, but I just had to say that that's the coolest thing in the whole wide world that you got moon shoes. Glad to hear everything is going so well! :)

Esther said...

I miss you, Isaac. I don't know why that post inspired those words. Maybe it's your quirky sense of humor. Maybe it's the song I'm listening to. Or maybe it's just the realization that you are happy where you are. I have always been so impressed by the fact that you went out there and started doing that which God wants you to do and it really makes you happy.

Isaac, The Rookie said...

Hi Kathy:

Thanks for reading, and for posting! Frivolous things are God-breathed too, after all...

Esther, thanks, as usual. Looking forward to visiting in a couple of weeks!