A Day in the Life of a Pastor

hpim0066.JPGSometimes the pastorate is an amazing journey. Today, I began with an interview for a minister of outreach position (and was delighted to extend a call to a fine young man to become our Minister of Outreach). Then, I met with a multi media committee, with another fine applicant, signed correspondence to go out, edited a bulletin, worked on a sermon, and went over a funeral service with a family member in grief. I went to the bedside of a dying man, with his wife beside him. As I read from Psalm 139 about being “hedged in” by God, safely watched over by the Good Shepherd, and I finished the reading, this godly man, supposedly in a comotose state, came to with “Amen.” I watched “The Bishop’s Wife” on television with my wife and son, enjoyed some laughing and talking together, took two more pastoral calls tonight, wrote a fellow who wants to get together to discuss stratgies for outreach, had devotions around our Advent Candles, read from a commentary on John, wrote some more, and decided to put down these thoughts in this blog. All in all, another day of blessing. I hope tomorrow to finish up some sermon material, and go visiting in nursing homes. The photo, from a few years back, is about how I feel today. “Tired in the work, but not tired of the work” as someone said.

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About Michael Milton, Ph.D.

Michael A. Milton, Ph.D. (University of Wales, Trinity Saint David's College), is an American Presbyterian pastor, theologian, and author. He is, also, an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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