Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Happy Birthday to Me!
Oh yeah, and it's my birthday today! For just under a month I'm actually the same age as my wife (26) and then she'll surpass me again. 26 doesn't really feel much different than 25, though it is strange to think that I'm now older than 1/4 a century. I guess I'm still too young yet to worry much about getting older. In fact, right now I'm feeling a little bit of that old desire to be older than I am, if only because of my desire to be a church planter and yet feeling like I'm still too young and inexperienced for it.

Ah well...
posted by Mike Clawson at 11:02 AM | Permalink |


At 11/16/2004 12:28:00 PM, Blogger CherylC

Happy Birthday my dear son! Can't believe it has been 26 years since I gave birth to my firstborn. I am enjoying reading your blog postings. It helps me to know where your heart is at. I have been praying for a good resolve to your conflict and your future. God is good and so faithful. He has a purposeful future for you and Julie ahead.
It's exciting that you had the opportunity to speak to Brian in depth. What a blessing! Make sure you tell Dad about it. He'll be excited to hear. He never gets on line and it'll be something special you can tell him yourself.
Have a wonderful day! You are a blessing to us and you'll be a great dad.


At 11/16/2004 06:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Happy Birthday - and don't worry - you'll get some more years quickly enough!!! And I don't mean "oh, listen to someone older than you, yada..., yada..., yada...! It's just that my husband and I are celebrating too - our 19th anniversary today, and I CAN'T believe that it's been that many years already!! It seems like just a couple of years...

Hope you are enjoying your birthday!


At 11/16/2004 06:42:00 PM, Blogger Chris

Oops - that anonymous comment was me, ChristopherRobin from theOoze...


At 11/17/2004 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Hey guy,

You don't know me...but happy birthday.

I found your blog through theooze and i felt as though you were writing my story...right down to your age. My family is also struggling with much of the same issues in our church and with our position as youth pastor(s) here. The only difference is that the rather than the senior pastor thinking i'm a heretic he is unwilling to move in a postmodern direction (even though he feels he should)...he doesn't want to tramatize the church. Very frustrating none the less. We will pray for you and your family in these days and hopefully you will be encouraged that you are not the only family in these trails these days. As new ideas of church emerge there will be fallout and casualities along the way...i don't know if i'd go so far as to say martyrs but definitely look to the challenge Martin Luther faced in the Reformation...challenging but necessary. Blesssings.


At 11/17/2004 04:34:00 PM, Blogger kellycrull

Happy Birthday, Mike.

I'm glad I discovered your blog again a few weeks ago. It's been wonderful to track how things are going for you guys. Prayers and Blessings to you guys as you head into a time of transition.

Looks like you're not going to be alone. April will be heading to grad school (probably here in Europe, maybe even Spain) next fall, so we're going to be making lots of changes in the coming months.



At 11/18/2004 01:19:00 AM, Blogger Mike Clawson

Good to hear from you Kelly... send me an email sometime and give us more details on how you guys have been.



At 11/18/2004 01:51:00 PM, Blogger Erin

I got to this a couple days too late!

Anyway, happy birthday, Mike! I'm so glad God made you, and I'm grateful for knowing you.

Looking forward to seeing you and Julie to watch movies in a couple weeks!


At 11/24/2004 01:03:00 AM, Blogger imatt!

happy day about a week after your birthday, mike.


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