Sunday, September 03, 2006

I'm Still Around

You may have noticed that I haven't been posting here or commenting on other blogs very much lately. (If you haven't noticed, please don't tell me!) For the last two weeks I have been working 50+ hours a week at the WKU Bookstore, so I really haven't had time to read a lot of other blogs and news sources, much less write anything. I'll probably be working there through this week, then I'm not sure about next week.

On the preaching front it looks like September will be a good month. I got a phone call yesterday from a pastor here in Bowling Green. He had lost his voice, so he asked me to preach at his church this morning. It went very well, despite the short notice. I'm scheduled to preach next Sunday at a church about half an hour from here. There is a possibility that this church may be interested in me as a pastoral candidate; I really haven't talked to them or even given them a resume, but one of their search committee members had a pretty in-depth conversation about me with my wife's brother-in-law. Then on the 24th I'm preaching at a church about half an hour from Charleston, South Carolina. I have had a couple of good conversations with one of their search committee members, and they are very interested in me. It sounds like this church and I would be a good match, but we'll know more after we go down there. Please pray that the Lord would give us a clear sense of direction and a willingness to accept His will no matter how everything turns out.


Cam Dunson said...

Thanks for the update. I did notice your silence and I was getting concerned.
I will continue to pray, although I think you can't go wrong to leave KY for SC,especially if it's near Charleston :)
I'm biased, tho.

John Fariss said...

Good to see a recent post from you. I have been checking your blog every few days. Hang in there! God will work out something for you.
John Fariss

Paul Burleson said...


It is good to hear from you and I have missed not only your posts but your insightful comments on all the subjects that the blogs get caught up in. I'm looking forward to the time your time is a little more condusive to writing. It will come.

I'm going to be in Somerset Ky in a couple of weeks in a meeting. I'm not that familiar with that part of the country, but if it's close, I'll contact you. But know that we enjoy your writing ministry considerably and are remembering you and your wife in prayer.


Jeff Richard Young said...

Dear Brother Tim,

I'm very glad to hear of opportunities to preach, and possibilities of pastoring. I'm also impressed that you are willing to work at the book store to keep the family in bologna while a steady income is not coming. I admire and appreciate you.

Love in Christ,


Baptist Theologue said...

Tim, I've missed your thoughts, and I'm still praying for you.

BT out.

Kevin Bussey said...


I'll be praying for you. Charleston is a a great place!

IN HIS NAME said...


I'am praying for You and Yours and I know God has something special for you with all Your Knowledge(Wisdom) and Your Sweet Sweet Spirit.


In Jesus Name Wayne

Tim Sweatman said...


Thanks for the continued prayers and encouragement. Regardless of whatever transpires in the long term, I'm excited simply to have the chance to preach a couple of times in the next few weeks. That is the one part of pastoring that I miss the most.

As of now, my bookstore job is scheduled to end this coming Friday (the 15th). I should have plenty of time to resume blogging after that.

Greg Hicks said...


I'm praying for you as well. Thanks for continuing to keep us posted.

A 10-40 Window Missionary said...


thanks for this post, and thank you for giving us the privledge of praying for you. God is in control.

Jeff Richard Young said...

Dear Tim,

Did you say you'll have time for "resume blogging"? Is that what a blogging pastor does instead of sending a printed copy of the resume? :)

Love in Christ,


Kevin Bussey said...


You've been on my mind. I'm praying for you.

Dorcas Hawker said...

Tim -

You are not only on Kevin's mind, you are also on Kevin's blog. Check it out! hehehe


scripturesearcher said...

I had NOT noticed but you have such a pleasant smile, I thought I should torment you a little.

I, too, am praying that God will direct you to the right church - until then, share the glorious good news with anyone you meet who is willing to listen.

Persevere! Press on, PARDNER!

Scripture Searcher (Acts 20:24)