“I spent 16 years of my life as a vocational minister working with college students along with a short stint on a church staff. College students are a lot easier to work with and a lot more fun. Grown-ups live a whole different kind of life and are pretty uptight about a lot of things that aren’t that important. After a messy break from church work, I have entered the work of my second half as a good-for-nothing layman. I say that because I heard a pastor say one time that “pastors are paid to be good, but laymen are good for nothing”. Honestly, I love my new role. The transition from paid minister to every day working guy has been tough because nobody out here seems to know how to balance all the major areas of work, family, faith and ministry. And if they do have it together, nobody says anything. Most folks are just muddling through. The only people who seem to speak consistently into the life of a layman with any authority are the pastors” (The Howitzer).

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