First Day

I thoroughly enjoyed (really) a long commute to Portage today, having grown accustomed to a quarter-mile commute to the Spring Arbor church for so long. It gave me a taste of the daily grind (for example, I-94) that so many people face each day. Drivers with Illinois plates seem to keep traffic moving right along — this much is true.

I met Sue and got to know her as a person who appreciates office furniture symmetry, had lunch with Pastor Kevin, who showed me a West Michigan favorite, met some of the PFMC family, and moved boxes around. I was greeted warmly with a gift pack of favorite treats, which included some Starbucks grounds which were used to make my first pot of office coffee. It was strong and true.

I had the odd experience of packing up my SAFMC office this evening. Odd because everything there is now in the post-Adam phase… as it should be. I thought “it’s Monday – I need to build the service order.” No…wait. That’s covered. And I’m glad.

I already miss the banter of deep familiarity and partnership in ministry that I’ve known for the past six years. At the same time, I look forward to getting to know the PFM Church with great excitement! I have a growing sense that God is unraveling part of His great mystery in Portage, and that we get to be part of it. Praise Him indeed.

About radamdavidson

When I'm not blogging, I'm hanging out with my family, pastoring a church, or listening to vinyl. I think and write about Jesus, music, communication, organizational leadership, family whatnot, and cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at, watch [RadCast], a daily 3 minute video devotional, or find me on socials (@radamdavidson). I also help Pastors in their preaching and public speaking (
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