In honor of turning 24 this past weekend …
Comparison causes stress, frustration and ultimately limits people’s belief in what they think is possible. It takes an extreme amount of self-control and mental toughness to not compare yourself t…
They try to shut us down, and it ain’t gon’ slide
Only thing I fear is God and he on my side
That’s the confidence of God, cause he got me
That’s why I really feel like
You can’t stop me"
- Andy Mineo
"Giving into that anger [caused by the death of Michael Brown] by looting or carrying guns or even attacking the police only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos. It undermines, rather than advances, justice." -President Obama
Well said, President Obama.
Pray for Ferguson.
I have not blogged for a while, mainly because there has been so much going on! This past year has truly been a rollercoaster, and Laura and I feel like we’ve been pulled along for the ride—definitely in the good sense! Here’s a brief summary of how God’s plans and my plans have differed over the past year and a half.
My plan: Buy a house in Marion, Indiana, and continue working for IWU for an indefinite period of time.
God’s plan: Move to Central, South Carolina, and start working for Southern Wesleyan University.
My plan: Church-hop around Clemson/Central until Laura and I feel at home in a church body.
God’s plan: Stay at the first church we visit and immediately get plugged into community.
My plan: Work for 3-4 years before starting grad school.
God’s plan: Start grad school now.
My plan: Rent an apartment for 3-4 years until we have enough savings for a house.
God’s plan: Rent an apartment for one year, and then buy a house that is miraculously within our price range.
My plan: Get involved in our church community by helping out with worship leading, prayer events, and children’s ministry.
God’s plan: Get involved in our church community by becoming a worship leader, deacon, and youth director. (Laura is also a deacon and youth director.)
This all to say: GOD IS GOOD and
HIS PLANS > MY PLANS