I love being a pastor. Ever since I was in Junior High School it is what I wanted to do. I remember a mentor of mine in High School saying, “Scott, if there is anything else you would rather do, do that instead.” That was his way of saying, “Be sure that this is what God has really called you to do because it isn’t easy.”
Still today, it is the only thing I want to do. Admittedly, there remains a desire deep inside of me to be a play-by-play announcer for a Major League Baseball team. In fact, even now at age 46, if there is a game on the television and no one is home but me, I will mute the sound and pretend that I am announcing the game. But yet, I would still rather be a pastor than anything else.
The same is true with my wife. Since Laura was a girl, all she ever wanted to be was a pastor’s wife. That is why she went to college – to find a “preacher boy” to marry. And she did – ME! And for that I am very thankful.
In just the short time we have been here at Gaylord E-Free, I am sure you have seen what a wonderful and valuable pastor’s wife Laura is. I simply see no way that I would be able to do what I do without her support and without her by my side. When it comes to ministry, we are a packaged deal. I say all that because today, November 11, is my wife’s birthday!
So, please allow me to take advantage of this e-mail communication to wish a very “Happy Birthday” to my favorite church member here at E-Free, my lovely wife, Laura!