Update and opportunities

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I can't believe it's been so long since I have written on my blog! This current transition has completely thrown me for a loop. Not only have I not blogged lately but I haven't exercised in over a month. I think it has something to do with the fact that all of our stuff is still in Missouri and we still aren't living in a house of our own. Don't get me wrong - I don't want to sound like I'm complaining because I am extremely thankful for our current situation and all we are learning right now. It just makes it hard to keep up on some things that used to be a priority.

Here's a quick update on our crazy (in a good way) lives; Julie is teaching kindergarten with Metro Nashville Public Schools and loves her school! The girls are attending Donelson Christian Academy and really enjoy the environment. We are currently living in some friend’s basement until the end of the month – then we will move into a rental home until our place in Missouri sells.

I’m enjoying my new position as program director with the International Missions Department (www.fwbgo.com) heading up a new campaign called “Go10” (www.go10walk.com). It’s the most challenging thing I have ever taken on and I’m thrilled (amazed) that God has opened this door for me. The potential to impact young people and unify minds and hearts on God’s purpose across our denomination blows my mind. I believe God can do incredible things through this “walk for the world” over the next year. More blogging on that later!

Today I had an amazing opportunity to sit down at lunch with a couple of great leaders. I believe it’s so important to surround your self with the best, read from the best, and learn from the best. I want to be around positive people. I want to learn and hear from people who are doing huge things for God’s Kingdom. I want to be around people who are great at leading others to Christ. I love hearing from visionaries and out of the box thinkers.

There are a lot of people out there who love to shoot others down or talk negative about anyone more successful than they are. Honestly, that’s easy. Being a student is hard. Admitting that you don’t know everything is difficult. Getting it wrong is not any fun. Oh, but when you can learn something – when you do overcome extreme obstacles – when you do get it right – wow! What a feeling! Especially when it has anything to do with leading someone closer to a life-changing commitment to Jesus Christ.