Today is the 5th anniversary of my resigning from The Stony Brook School to obey what I thought was God’s invitation to come back to Maine.
It seems so long ago. Fortunately time blunts the conflicting emotions of that tumultuous time. God has done so much in my life and allowed me to accomplish and experience more than I could’ve imagined. Think like:
- Moving back to Lewiston
- Learning that I really would drop everything and “go” if Jesus called me like He did the disciples
- Learning to really trust God to watch my back and protect my reputation
- Became a Certified FranklinCovey Coach
- Starting Fundraisingcoach.com and PitmanCoaching.com
- Teaching a Kingdom of God class at the Vineyard Church of Lewiston
- Depending on God for every red cent (and being blown away by my parent’s generosity with the house)
- Hosting Passover Seders
- Seeing my speaking career ramp up
- Having the privilege of training nonprofit boards and businesses like a physical therapy practice and a equine vet practice
- Developing the entire Nonprofit Fundraising Institute and presenting it to organizations and through a local community college
- Applying for over 100 jobs, projects, and joint partnerships in less than 2 years
- Doing a couple Marriage Encounters with Em
- Being asked to pray about starting the Vineyard Church plant in Waterville
- Finding the first job that was a perfect fit here in Maine, as Director of the Inland Foundation (I’m glad I didn’t stop after 97 or 98 job interviews!)
- Moving to Waterville and joining the wonderful team of Maine and NH Vineyard pastors
- Adding Sofia to our family
- Finding tremendous favor with the Waterville community, like this story on pastoring and this one on fundraising coaching
- Finishing the manuscript for my book Ask Without Fear! (it’s supposed to be in print by this March!)
This is by no means comprehensive. But it’s humbling to see what God’s done.
I wonder what God has in store for the next five years!