Sorry folks for being Missing in [Blog] Action. It’s been a rough couple weeks. Seriously. How can you get robbed in two consecutive weeks?
Last year, for some reason I can’t really explain, was a tough year but the last couple weeks have been particularly tough. No need for a pity party but I have had better stretches in my life.
- Last week, as most of you know, Q Cafe was broken into and had stuff and money stolen. Sucketh.
- Today, I found out that someone somehow stole our ATM identity [if there’s such a thing] and pretty much drained our bank account through several days of visiting ATM machines around the Seattle and Bellevue area. I checked my balance today and noticed, to my incredulous surprise, we’ve been robbed. I have no idea how this happened since we still hold possession of our ATM cards!?! Things were financially tough as it was but this was a low blow. Been on the phone all day today with the bank’s fraud department and am hoping for a quick resolve. Sucketh.
- For whatever reason, I’ve been feeling a little discouraged by church and ministry – mainly because of poor leadership on my part. We just had our church’s annual meeting and had lots of good news about ministry but every now and then, I wonder, “What in the world have I created?” My biggest fear in ministry was never the question “Will it be viable?” but rather that Quest would grow to be something I never envisioned it to be. But then again, maybe God has another agenda and I need to chill. Still sucketh.
- And the biggest blow to the stomach is that we finally heard from the IRS regarding our 501(c)(3) application. Supposedly, they sent us two letters asking for more information but the problem was that we never received those letters. The one letter that I did receive recently said, “No,” to our application. But they did give us 90 days to petition but now, we need to shack out some bucks and hire a lawyer that specializes in non-profit organizations. And as most of you know, that costs a pretty penny. Sucketh. [For those that gave, your donations were/are still tax-deductible – provided we eventually get the 501(c)(3) issuance.]
It’s been a rough start to a new year but still trusting that in the bigger picture, God has everything in control. But sometimes, you still feel sucky. And homie can’t lie, I’m feeling a little sucky.
So, yes, for those that are inclined towards prayer, we’d really love some prayer…for this, that, and protection over our family.
At least, I can feel good about the Seattle sports scene.