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    I'm done as a pastor

    After 40 years, I preached my last sermon as pastor of a church this morning. I'm sure I'll fill in for other pastors when they go on vacation or have medical issues etc. I might take a short term interim position, but I am officially and fully retired!
    I've made up my mind. Don't confuse me with the facts.

    I'm the most reasonable poster here. If you don't agree, I'll be forced to have a hissy fit.

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    Re: I'm done as a pastor

    Me too!!!!

    Congrats!!!

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    Re: I'm done as a pastor

    Congratulations TigerJ. I'm sure God isn't done with you yet :-) May He bless you with time energy and joy to do all the things in accordance with His will and that you will enjoy as well as a well deserved rest.

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    Take some time for yourself.
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    Re: I'm done as a pastor

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerJ View Post
    After 40 years, I preached my last sermon as pastor of a church this morning. I'm sure I'll fill in for other pastors when they go on vacation or have medical issues etc. I might take a short term interim position, but I am officially and fully retired!
    I sincerely hope you're feeling good and enjoy your retirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    I sincerely hope you're feeling good and enjoy your retirement.
    I had a bout with lung cancer a couple years ago, (stage 2) but to this point it has shown no sign of recurrence. I'm not going to go out and run a marathon any time soon, but I feel pretty good, and I can do most of what I enjoy doing. I'm working on cleaning out my gutters at the moment. The four silver maple trees in our yard put out enough seeds in the spring, the gutters need to be cleaned out in late spring/early summer as well as after the leaves drop in November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerJ View Post
    I had a bout with lung cancer a couple years ago, (stage 2) but to this point it has shown no sign of recurrence. I'm not going to go out and run a marathon any time soon, but I feel pretty good, and I can do most of what I enjoy doing. I'm working on cleaning out my gutters at the moment. The four silver maple trees in our yard put out enough seeds in the spring, the gutters need to be cleaned out in late spring/early summer as well as after the leaves drop in November.
    I remember your postings. It's good to see you a couple years later cleaning out gutters, officially and fully retired.

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    Whatever you do, don't buy a boat now.
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    it's Don't Tread On Me.

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    Re: I'm done as a pastor

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerJ View Post
    After 40 years, I preached my last sermon as pastor of a church this morning. I'm sure I'll fill in for other pastors when they go on vacation or have medical issues etc. I might take a short term interim position, but I am officially and fully retired!
    Congrats.

    I too am officially retired, but I do odds and ends for my old employer to keep the brain ticking over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbochan View Post
    Whatever you do, don't buy a boat now.
    We had a boat 9 years ago, and sold it because there was no lake where we could dock and store it when we moved. We owned the boat (24 foot pontoon boat) for 3 years. The summer before we sold it, it rained like every other day and we had more days when the temperature topped out in the 60s than reached the 80s. The annual cost for docking and storing the boat was over $1200 dollars and we used it like 3 times that last summer. We're not near enough to a lake now to make it worthwhile. We're 10 miles from Lake Ontario, but there is a small craft advisory like 5 or 6 days a week on Lake Ontario, and we couldn't afford a big enough boat to make owning one on Lake Ontario worth it. Bottom line: no plans on owning a boat any time soon, though I could probably be talked into a recreational kayak.

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    Re: I'm done as a pastor

    1. Retire
    2. Buy a boat
    3. Die 2 months later

    Don't buy a boat.

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    God bless.

    Welcome to the retirement community. I'm 2 years this August. Loving it.
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    Thank you for sharing and spreading the Gospel. Happy retirement and continued blessings, always!

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