Wow, well, i found this today, i think it was supposed to be posted mid April. What was i waiting for? Photos? Making hyperlinks? Oh well, for posterity:
Oh, the tyranny of the urgent! I had so much that I’ve wanted to write about since the Andrew Bird Show—A house concert I sponsored for the amazing Tom Conlon, some changes to my family’s future plans, some things I’m reading on Trinitarianism, reconnecting with an old friend, what I’ve been listening to, etc. And now, in order to clear my mind well enough so I can blog on some new stuff, here comes the digest!
House Concert featuring the dulcet tones of Tom Conlon:
Tom is a cool guy that I met a few years ago when a friend of his was hosting a show in Manhattan and asked me to open up for him. We’ve kept up since then and this was his 3rd show in Manhattan since. Tom is a singer/songwriter who, in every way, is the real-deal. An amazing voice, a great guitarist, and brilliant lyricist, Tom always does a great show. He prefers to play intimate venues, like big living rooms, and spends a lot of time with the audience. The show was great, as usual, and Tom played all the songs we all wanted to hear (most of us know his all of his songs by heart). It was my daughter Sophia’s first concert ex-utero, and she did great. Only once did she break out into a cry, and that’s when I left to go to the little boy’s room! When I came back I felt like a rockstar, as all eyes were on Sophia and I as she stopped crying as soon as I picked her up. One of my proudest moments, and a first for a Tom Conlon show. Thanks again to the Gorman’s for letting us use their awesome den for the show! It was a great success.
A change in future plans:
Those of you close to us or those who have been following our path know that our plans were to finish seminary this May and come on staff with the seminary soon after. Since we accepted the job-offers with the seminary, a lot has changed regarding the future and operations of the seminary. Angela and I sought the Lord fervently over a couple of months, and after our re-evaluation, came to the conclusion that it was no longer as good of a fit for us and our family in this stage of life. Don’t fret; Emmanuel House will press on and continue to provide excellent ministry preparation and spiritual enrichment for the surrounding communities. If anyone is interested, Angela and I are more than happy to gush about our love for EH and what it has done for us. So, we are looking toward the future and our options seem pretty wide-open, and we are pumped. Right now, I’ve been thinking a lot about being an associate pastor. I feel like I still have a lot to learn about Church bidness and would love the opportunity to work alongside and be mentored by a ministry team. I feel good about this being my first official post-seminary ministry assignment. Please pray for us as we embark on this journey and that we find a good fit. Alright, that’s all I’ve got in me for the time being.
Stay tuned for the second part of the Spicer Digest, brought to you by “I Sing of Olaf Glad and Big (it’s a rocknroll cheeseburger that you read).”