This week I returned to full time bivocational ministry.  I had quit Walmart after 10 1/2 years back in December.  I enjoyed the time off from retail but alas, the bills continue to come!  So this week I started back in retail at Radio Shack.  

There are so many parallels to the ministries I have had through the years.  Most notably, this business is a good one, but has seen sales slip in the past year.  There is a rebuilding process that will require time and effort to bring the profits back to the former level.

Most of the churches I have pastored were the same.  They had seen better days and needed some time and work to restore them to the place they had been.  So all I can say is "here we go again!"