***As promised, these emails were snagged off the virtual server of Brent’s sailing vessel and are presented to you one per day. Who’s Brent you ask? He’s our Love Boat Bachelor, and you can read about his daily exploits at Write Integrity Press! Don’t miss a day of his romantic adventure!
I had a nice time visiting Grand Cayman, but I have to tell you, I think I’m failing more than succeeding on this trip. I know you don’t get my faith. But I have a friend in Jesus, and I work to keep getting to know Him better. I want to follow Him wherever He wants me to go. That’s hard to understand, but it’s my heart.
So anyway, I’m counseling this couple who are about ready to come to blows in my office. I think I’m getting them calmer and doing a pretty good job when the woman starts chewing me out. How dare I try to counsel them when I’ve never been married? Seriously? A flat board across the forehead couldn’t have stunned me more. Here I thought I was on the verge of getting some answers from the Lord and all I get are more questions.
I couldn’t argue with the lady. How can I counsel in a situation about which I know nothing? Except that I know the One who does have all the answers. And when I work with people, I’m praying that the Lord’s Spirit does the speaking through me. I guess that’s why I felt I could do this job. Because I don’t have to have all the answers.
Still, the experience jarred my confidence. Maybe I do need to give up my ministry? Maybe I should try a children’s or student ministry. Though I’m not sure I should be let loose with students. We both know what a lousy record I had in that department.
Feeling shaken, but not shattered.
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I hope you’ve had the chance to check out Chapter 3 of THE LOVE BOAT BACHELOR!
And here are some other scenic spots you might enjoy!
- Julie Arduini: Least Likely Cruise Heroine Part 1
- Fay Lamb’s On the Ledge: Port of Call: Grand Cayman with Eliana Grayson
- Elizabeth Noyes Writes In Seaclusion: Tips from a Savvy Cruiser part III