I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. The good news is that life and work have been very full: parenting two teenaged boys and celebrating 19 years of marriage, serving in ministry and living in community at our church, leading Capital’s site in Indianapolis and getting ready to launch our new cohort of 10-12 students ON MONDAY, preparing and teaching my usual load of courses, and providing general academic administration and leadership at Capital. The somewhat bad news is that blogging has had to take a back seat for a season.
Thanks for asking where I’ve been. I’m alive and very well, grateful for the many opportunities that are coming my way in work, life and ministry. Just last week I got to participate in a roundtable conversation with urban ministry leaders from around the country; encourage a church member who has discovered his God-given Big Dream; learn about an exciting new partnership for LBC | Capital that will impact 4,000 Ugandan pastors; offer encouragement to a grocery-store checkout lady; and hear from a student who is following God’s call to North Korea for prayer, reconciliation and counseling ministry among those people in this critical time.
God’s word to me at the end of 2014 was, “Stay open to whatever I have for you this coming year,” so I am staying away from too many plans (including the self-imposed deadline of a daily blog post) and paying attention to the people and tasks God brings my way each day. I pray that you also are experiencing the joy of hearing and responding to God’s call on your own life!