When we first moved to Iowa it was my intention to shut down this blog site as a part of a new life. We moved here with the expectation of replacing a retiring Pastor of a small church. Long story short the Pastor changed his mind. It has been a very painful season to go through, however, for me to tell the details would make me seem like a victim or a hero. The truth is probably somewhere in between those two extremes.
As a result of the plan change I changed my secular occupation from part-time sign installer to a full-time welder on night shift. By God’s grace this is a Christian owned company that is very generous. One major benefit we have is onsite corporate Chaplains. If you are fortunate enough to have a Chaplain in the work place then you work for a great company. As well as welding I also continue ministry work through pulpit supply at various churches.
One very large change that has occurred for my wife and I is moving from a beautifully finished home to a house of many “projects”. With each major repair or modification some life lessons have taken place. It might be worth reading about some of the changes and lessons learned from them.
This is our current home that sits on 1 3/4 acres in Iowa.
Rev. Burt Schwab