“I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.”
In “The Road Not Taken,” by Robert Frost, he describes being at a crossroads in life, and making a difficult decision about what to do next.
Recently, the faltering economy forced a local pastor to do the same. He is on a road he didn’t imagine taking, but says he is enjoying the journey.
In the spring of 2009, Geoerl Niles was laid off from his job as a youth and music pastor at a local church.
“Everyone told me, ‘Pastors don’t get laid off.’ But it’s a job like any other. If the money isn’t there, it isn’t there,” Geoerl said.