From June 6th, 2004-
"starting a new blog here...
We had a baby in March... and then planted a church in April. While everything seems to have panned out okay, I'm fairly sure that we'll be looking back on this someday and wondering what the heck we were thinking.
I don't know how it worked: I left (uh... that's a euphemism) my job at the end of December. Amy quit working at the end of February. It seems like we'd be flat broke, be we're not. We actually have more money in the bank than at the end of December. God used a wonderful combination of severance, unemployment, support from others... and who knows what to keep us afloat.
It's been a pretty amazing adventure. Everyone said it would be hard- in fact, a few church planters I spoke with were downright discouraging. But the fact is, it's been okay- even fun. I don't think I've ever enjoyed ministry more. This is what I was made to do."