Blogs are like scrapbooks for your kids. When you forget, it's completely forgotten, but when you pick it back up, dust it off (a year later) and look through it, you realize that you probably should put it back where you found it because it won't get finished.
I want to pick up blogging again not because my life was dull and is now radiant, but because it's a good way to chronicle life events and look back at them later (because my memory is about as long and detailed as the three goldfish we've flushed).
In the past year, alot has happened. Small groups at CrossPointe exploded and we found our adult small group relocating to the church. The youth guys I lead on Wednesdays (and pretty much any other day they will have me) is going great and are some really awesome young men. We got a dog, who is spoiled and alot of fun (she is a real dog, and will grow to a normal size, no toy dogs here!). And south MS got its' wish: SNOW.
In the first picture on this blog post, you will see my wife, Sara, and my son, Ben. These two are absolutely the highlight of my life. God placed a grand responsibility on my shoulders by becoming a husband and father. Often times I feel inadequate to be leading a family (and in all honestly I'm sure I am), but I have learned many things. This is our 5th year of marriage and Ben's 3rd year of life.
Here's What I've Learned:
- It's not about me.
That sums it up. I'm still learning this lesson through loving my wife, serving her where I can, sharing responsibilities with Ben (and the dog), and trying to avoid selfishness and entitlement.
I love what I do: teaching school, leading students, leading my family, and trying to be a friend (to those that would have me).
Since it's my blog post back, I'm not certain I was as focused as I should have been. That being said, here is one point to take away: YOUR life is not about YOU, instead it's about how YOU need to serve others in Jesus.
I can do this, my heart is to speak the word. I don't have the gift of speaking, so I use the tool I have: the written word.