Posted by: deercreekcharge | June 2, 2012

Top 15 Things I Learned From the Deer Creek Charge

Our pastor is leaving, but before she goes, Bonnie would like to share this with folks:

15– The smell of manure depends on what is put into it.

14– Don’t wear heels in the cemetery for a funeral. You sink. Quickly. (And a side note—don’t take a casket up the hill in the Deer Creek Cemetery during snow or ice while people are watching…)

13– The Mt. Tabor Yard Sale is a good place for the stuff I don’t want—someone else loves it!

12– A visit can brighten a homebound person’s mood instantly.

11– Worship is small on the Sundays when the cows get loose or hay is being put up.

10– Showing people you love them is more important than anything I can say.

9-How to properly castrate a pig or chicken. Enough said.

8-The sermons I work the hardest on are the ones that flop the most. I can’t over-think.

7-There are some good cooks here!

6– Pray. Pray again. And one more time. I can’t do this alone.

5-The best produce in the world is grown by parishioners.

4-How to survive in a 160+ year old parsonage.

3-I can be myself, and that is OK.

2-A church isn’t “dead” until it’s buried. We are alive & kicking!

1-I am a pastor.

Thank you for two and a half wonderful years here at the Deer Creek Charge. I have been blessed and honored to be your pastor. I have learned so much from you—much more than I could ever teach you. You will always have a special place in my heart and in my ministry. No congregation can ever replace my first appointment! I am looking forward to being your friend, not your pastor. May God bless you and keep you. May God make God’s face to shine upon you and be gracious to you…and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24, paraphrased). Your ministry here will go on and thrive. That’s who you are, and who you taught me to be. God bless, Bonnie

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