A New Adventure Week 15: Thanksgiving and what is keeping me busy for now

I thought it was time to update some personal things since the beginning of this transition journey for my family and I. Those of you praying with us, sending notes and expressing your concern have been an encouragement!

Yes, I am still looking for a job and there have been some down times, but I truly do have some things keeping me fairly busy such as:

  • Playing in a local church worship team—keeping my musical skills current and every leader has to practice following, eh.
  • Being a guest worship leader at different churches. It is a blessing to fill in and experience the unique expression of worship another church family expresses.
  • Consulting work and helping with the development of a podcast for a client.
  • Enjoying the first Christmas season in literally 20 years where I do not have to perform or lead a service. (Yep…I was a kid when I started.)
  • Organizing some of my writings for a possible book proposal. (Hmm.)
  • Songwriting and working with producers on my song and my daughter’s song.
  • Trying to keep the blogging and social media world current—like this post.
  • Traveling for job interviews, and all the contacts and forms with various people related to the job searching thing…etc.
  • Two men’s groups: reading books and going through the book of Romans.

I am so grateful for the family I have and the friends who have been an amazing support! We have not had a transition like this since our first child came and we were both out of work. God has taken care of our physical, emotional and spiritual needs through and through and my faith is strong even if I am not. I realize that without my wife, family and friends and the gentle grace of God I would not have made it through other transition points in life. The same is true of this one—well, at least I am relearning that fact.

What is God and life causing you to re-learn in this season?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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  5. Thanks for the update, Rich, I’ve been wondering how you’re getting along. Sounds like you’ve got some worship gigs lined up, though.
    What am I re-learning this season? Great question. Things like peace and well-being are available to me when I take care of the important things. I keep coming around to that one every few years or so.

  6. Thanks for the update, Rich, I’ve been wondering how you’re getting along. Sounds like you’ve got some worship gigs lined up, though.
    What am I re-learning this season? Great question. Things like peace and well-being are available to me when I take care of the important things. I keep coming around to that one every few years or so.

  7. Thanks for the update, Rich, I’ve been wondering how you’re getting along. Sounds like you’ve got some worship gigs lined up, though.
    What am I re-learning this season? Great question. Things like peace and well-being are available to me when I take care of the important things. I keep coming around to that one every few years or so.

  8. Thanks for the update, Rich, I’ve been wondering how you’re getting along. Sounds like you’ve got some worship gigs lined up, though.
    What am I re-learning this season? Great question. Things like peace and well-being are available to me when I take care of the important things. I keep coming around to that one every few years or so.

  9. Thanks for the update, Rich, I’ve been wondering how you’re getting along. Sounds like you’ve got some worship gigs lined up, though.
    What am I re-learning this season? Great question. Things like peace and well-being are available to me when I take care of the important things. I keep coming around to that one every few years or so.

  10. Rich, I am happy to hear all that God is doing in your life. I continue to stand with you in prayer, seeking God’s absolute best for your life. May he wash away all sorrow and pain and bring deep healing in the days ahead.
    What am I re-learning? Right now I have more questions than answers. I am re-learning that I am not happy and fulfilled when I am not serving in my gifts, as God created me. What am I going to do about it? I have no idea. I’m just thinking right now. And doing alot of praying and hoping. Not even sure what to call this season of my life!

  11. Rich, I am happy to hear all that God is doing in your life. I continue to stand with you in prayer, seeking God’s absolute best for your life. May he wash away all sorrow and pain and bring deep healing in the days ahead.
    What am I re-learning? Right now I have more questions than answers. I am re-learning that I am not happy and fulfilled when I am not serving in my gifts, as God created me. What am I going to do about it? I have no idea. I’m just thinking right now. And doing alot of praying and hoping. Not even sure what to call this season of my life!

  12. Rich, I am happy to hear all that God is doing in your life. I continue to stand with you in prayer, seeking God’s absolute best for your life. May he wash away all sorrow and pain and bring deep healing in the days ahead.
    What am I re-learning? Right now I have more questions than answers. I am re-learning that I am not happy and fulfilled when I am not serving in my gifts, as God created me. What am I going to do about it? I have no idea. I’m just thinking right now. And doing alot of praying and hoping. Not even sure what to call this season of my life!

  13. Rich, I am happy to hear all that God is doing in your life. I continue to stand with you in prayer, seeking God’s absolute best for your life. May he wash away all sorrow and pain and bring deep healing in the days ahead.
    What am I re-learning? Right now I have more questions than answers. I am re-learning that I am not happy and fulfilled when I am not serving in my gifts, as God created me. What am I going to do about it? I have no idea. I’m just thinking right now. And doing alot of praying and hoping. Not even sure what to call this season of my life!

  14. Rich, I am happy to hear all that God is doing in your life. I continue to stand with you in prayer, seeking God’s absolute best for your life. May he wash away all sorrow and pain and bring deep healing in the days ahead.
    What am I re-learning? Right now I have more questions than answers. I am re-learning that I am not happy and fulfilled when I am not serving in my gifts, as God created me. What am I going to do about it? I have no idea. I’m just thinking right now. And doing alot of praying and hoping. Not even sure what to call this season of my life!

  15. Glad you’re staying busy. Hoping that something great turns up for you soon. I’m going to be down in your area in 2 weeks for my sis’s graduation in San Diego. Not sure I’ll be free much but at least we’ll be close 🙂

  16. Glad you’re staying busy. Hoping that something great turns up for you soon. I’m going to be down in your area in 2 weeks for my sis’s graduation in San Diego. Not sure I’ll be free much but at least we’ll be close 🙂

  17. Glad you’re staying busy. Hoping that something great turns up for you soon. I’m going to be down in your area in 2 weeks for my sis’s graduation in San Diego. Not sure I’ll be free much but at least we’ll be close 🙂

  18. Glad you’re staying busy. Hoping that something great turns up for you soon. I’m going to be down in your area in 2 weeks for my sis’s graduation in San Diego. Not sure I’ll be free much but at least we’ll be close 🙂

  19. Glad you’re staying busy. Hoping that something great turns up for you soon. I’m going to be down in your area in 2 weeks for my sis’s graduation in San Diego. Not sure I’ll be free much but at least we’ll be close 🙂

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