Sweaty palms. Rapid heartbeat. Second guessing. Getting nervous. Getting scared. Am I really going through with this? I’m not cut out for this. I’m not ready. I shouldn’t be here. Yet here I am, getting ready to…write my first blog post ever!
“Big deal” you say. “BIG DEAL INDEED” I say. In fact, if my mom shares this, my first blog post ever has the possibility of reaching literally DOZENS of people, not exaggerating! Oh the pressure!!
Ok, calm down. Think. Back to the basics. Remember what my teachers in grade school taught me…I get one screw up a day, after that it’s detention…no seriously, sentence structure, nouns, verbs, helping verbs, adjectives, pronouns. Good, now remember what they mean. Shoot, I NEVER new what they meant. Well, I guess there is nothing left other than to do what I’ve been doing my whole life…wing it, so here goes…please don’t judge my teachers based on my incorrect sentence structure, poor grammar and incomplete sentences. In fact, if those things bother you, this blog won’t be for you. However, if you can look past that stuff, stay tuned for updates on the amazing things God is doing in my little part of the world and the global church. It is my prayer that through this blog you will become informed, be forced to think, and be challenged and encouraged.
I am starting a blog. Why now you ask? Well, multiple reasons. First, I couldn’t do it when I was younger, there was no such thing. Second, I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, so my attention span is getting long enough to think about the same subject for more than a couple of minutes. Third, (and thankfully it is good to group things in three’s cause I don’t have any other reasons) my path in life has taken a turn and it seemed like the right time.
The past couple of years God has been working in me more than ever. I feel closer to Him now more than at any other time in my life, not coincidentally I have also spent more time in the Word lately than ever before. After wrapping up the counseling classes I’ve been taking, Tracy and I went on a missions trip to Haiti. God’s timing never ceases to amaze me. He had my heart right where He wanted it, and when the time was right (in Haiti) He broke it. Not kidding. He wrecked me. But in a good way.
After I returned I spent the next couple of months assessing my life. Ultimately, long story short, that process led me to take a full time ministry position with Many Hands for Haiti, the group Tracy and I went on the missions trip with. Through this blog you will hear much more about that in the days to come, as well as just staying caught up on our lives, and hopefully catching an encouraging quote or two that I share from some well known, and some not so well known people.
So thanks for following along. I hope this blog is a way that you can be informed, but more than that, be blessed. These are crazy times. As Christian brothers and sisters, lets stay connected, and stay in prayer for each other. Bondye Bon (God is good)