In a recent interview on NPR (which was pretty interesting by the way), pop-singer Katy Perry mentioned how she would rather be seen as an inspiration than a role model. She says, “A lot of people see me as a role model but I like to kind of turn that around and say, “I appreciate that but I’d like to be seen as an inspiration because a role model I think will fail ya.” I couldn’t tell kids when it’s time to try things or do things, that’s not my role.” This makes me wonder about the difference between being an inspiration or being a role model and if the choice is really as easy as Katy Perry suggests.
While in the midst of home inspections, building a Transition Team, and writing sermons I’d thought I’d share with you some new music I’ve been listening to this past week. All three of these albums were released earlier this week and I would recommend giving them a spin as each of these bands have been, or are becoming, a few of my favorites.
I am not one who over-spiritualizes things, it’s not my personality to do so but I thought I might share a couple ways God has clearly been showing up in our lives recently.
Many of you have read a recent post, “A Multi-Site Church Rethought,” talking about the campus I pastor relaunching as its own separate church (if not, you can read it here.) The decision to move forward in this direction prompted my wife and me to begin some serious conversation around selling our home in order to be closer to the church. We have lived in our current home for 7yrs and it has come to mean quite a bit to our young family so even just the conversations about selling it have been difficult.