I need a sign

Today is my 10 year anniversary at my church. I know, I can’t believe it either. I am both blow away, and actually pretty proud of the fact that I have been here this long. There have been some bad times, but I honestly feel that God has used me while I have been here.

The reason that I need a sign is that there is no good way to tell people that it is your 10 year anniversary. You just end up looking petty and silly. I tried to convince my wife to walk around and tell people. She refused so I am left trying to mention it. Of course the problem is that is like telling people it is your birthday. You look like you are fishing for something.

So I need a sign that says, “Today I have been at Calvary Baptist Church for 10 years. Please don’t take this the wrong way. I don’t need anything from you. I am simply proud of myself and wanted you to know.”

It probably wouldn’t work out any better than just telling people. Maybe I can teach it to Nathan and he can go around telling people today. Yeah, he is cute; that might work.


3 thoughts on “I need a sign

  • March 10, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    You could write a post about it on your blog and hope that someone reads it and spreads the word….oh, wait….

  • March 10, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    On our first Sunday at our church, the adults ordered a bunch of pizza and sodas and left us with the students for lunch at the church. I mean ALL the students – about 3rd grade on up. It was pretty cool – except we didn’t know ANYONE – it was our first Sunday. BUT, it was fun.

    Then on the weekend closest to our anniversary Sunday, we (the youth group, their parents, the pastor) all go out for pizza. Everyone pays for their own. Sometimes someone will pay for ours. At some point I remind everyone of our first Sunday and this tradition of out for pizza on our anniversary. Then I say something corney like "4 more years" or "if I’m re-elected" or something like that. We take a picture.

    Ususally there are no gifts or small ones from a family or two. But that is not the point. The point is to celebrate our anniversary with them – to tell them that we love them. You wouldn’t celebrate an anniversary of you didn’t like it.

    In September, we will celebrate 8 years.

    Congratulations on 10. I’ll eat some pizza and think about you.

  • March 12, 2009 at 4:18 AM

    Oh this one’s easy – just do what I do and get a badge from a birthday card for a 10yr old.

    The bigger the better and then when folks say "You’re not 10, why you wearing that" you have your opening.

    Oh… and congratulations.


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