Well said, Keith! Yes, we are on the hard road, but it will not be without great reward. The Lord has plans for Pinelands! Anything worth having is worth fighting for, and that's where we are...in the trenches, searching for the one whom the Lord has already chosen. Praise Him!
You have nailed it Mark! This is truly what we are all about, and what makes this process so difficult! Like you said, it is hard to discern the 3 C's when reading about a person and even listening to their audios. Despite that, I am so encouraged and excited as I KNOW that when we find the man that the Lord has hand selected for Pinelands, we will know it! The chemistry will be exactly right, as it was when I met my husband...there are some things that we just instinctively know...and our next Pastor will be revealed to us in due time. Praise the Lord for His favor, and His twins, mercy and grace!!! Thank you for your excellent words Mark!
Hey Richard, not so sure about the swamp life myself, but I'm definitely excited about the journey we are on, and the revelation of the man of God who will take us bravely into the next chapter of "Pinelands Presbyterian Church"! Amen brother!