by Pastor Joe Boerman

Yesterday, in the snow, I made it all the way home from church, only to get stuck at the end of my own driveway … stuck bad. The garage was RIGHT THERE, but I was hanging halfway out into the street and 30 feet away from being “home.”

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Photo courtesy of /www.buckscc.gov/swop

It’s frustrating to see your destination, but just keep spinning wheels trying to get there.

I feel that way about our Accelerate giving initiative at Immanuel. Last
fall we “saw” what Accelerated giving could look like at Immanuel-
-A mortgage that is greatly reduced, if not eliminated
-A variety of much-needed, new initiatives in our communities and
in our church
-A deeper involvement in our world including things like the JELLY
Project, anti-human trafficking initiative, missionary projects, etc.

Three months into Accelerate, I’d like to say we’ve got good traction, but we don’t. Since December ended, our giving has been “stuck”, partly do to the fact we haven’t been talking about it enough, to be sure.

This week it just feels like being stranded at the end of my driveway.

I can see the difference a little (or lot) of traction would make, but the wheels are just spinning.

The end of my story yesterday is that a few good men came and pushed me home. At first it was just a lone neighbor. It wasn’t until others stopped to help that together my car and I got home.

I am not embarrassed to say that we need you- all of you– giving to Immanuel for Accelerate to help us gain some traction in an initiative far more important than one man getting into his garage.

And THAT is what’s on my mind this week.

Want to learn more about Accelerate? You can watch videos about our generosity initiative HERE.

One thought on “What’s on Pastor Joe’s Mind: Stuck

  1. Perfect. Thanks, Joe

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    *From:* WordPress.com [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] *Sent:* Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:23 AM *To:* joeb@immanuelhome.org *Subject:* [New post] Whats on Pastor Joes Mind: Stuck

    hyacynth posted: “Yesterday, in the snow, I made it all the way home from church, only to get stuck at the end of my own driveway … stuck bad. The garage was RIGHT THERE, but I was hanging halfway out into the street and 30 feet away from being “home.” It’s frustra”

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