Over The Hill and into the next Season of My life I Go

Over the Hill…and through the Woods into the next season of my life I go…

“Everything has seasons and we have to be able to recognize something’s time has passed and be able to move into the next season.” – Dr. Henry Cloud

“For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1

I want to thank the Lord for allowing me the blessing of serving on the staff of First Baptist Church since 1992. After much thought and prayer, I will be retiring at the end of February. This is a big transition for me, but one that I look forward to and embrace it as the next season in my life. I have no doubt that this is God’s timing and plan for me. I will still serve the Lord, just in different ways in the future and I am excited about it.

Linda and I will still be members of First Baptist Church, it will be our home base. After a time of rest (hibernation) and reflection, I hope to have opportunities to share an encouraging word in preaching and teaching in other churches and places. I look forward to continuing to write my blog (www.jerrybeartales.com). I also look forward to having more time for reading, some guitar picking, traveling and hiking and taking pictures along the way.

As I look back, I am overwhelmed with gratitude with this experience God has let me be a part of such a great church and wonderful community. Thank you Jesus for loving me so much by letting me being here during this time.

Happy Trails to all of you, Jerry Bear