So I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been absorbed with enjoying the summer and also with a few pet projects lately!
Steve Elliot has been back in town for almost two weeks now. He is leaving again tomorrow, though. 🙁
But while he was back we both designed and built a custom poker table! 🙂 Yay!!! It ROCKS!! I plan on having some pictures up here soon, but it is definitely a unique and beautiful design! With my father’s busy schedule while I was growing up, I didn’t get the opportunity to learn many simple “man skills”, such as building and creating with my hands. (I have learned many more, and far more valuable skills from my dad, however!). And so I think there is a bit of an extra feeling of accomplishment when I am able to do something such as this and have it turn out so beautifully. THANK YOU, Steve, for your help, ideas, and training!
Summer is feeling cooler, days are shorter. I’m starting to think about a winter vacation. The COOL news is that next May 20-June 3 I will be in PERU!! YAY!! MACCHU PICCHU HERE I COME!! Steve, myself, and Joanna Neitzell will be making the trip (as of right now). We will combine vacation and street evangelism into one super duper 2 week vacation of awesomeness!! Plus, I get to cross Macchu Picchu off my list of things to see before I die!
On that topic, I started thinking about my death recently. I decided that I am ready to go home. I pray that I live until at least 94 and then am martyred. (Of course, maybe I just need a vacation!) Regardless, I decided to write a will. So if you want to be included, write me an e-mail! Just kidding. Jared gets the poker table. 🙂 Seriously, though. I feel so at peace with the idea of going home to Jesus. I don’t know what that means, but whenever He calls me home, I know it will be a great release to me. I love life, but I love being with Jesus even more! 🙂
Order 2 Burn (my band) played a lot this summer. A lot of ministry happened with that band. They are all so talented, and I absolutely love worshipping Jesus with them. Worshipping Jesus is the most exciting and important thing in my life. And I can do it with them better than with anyone I’ve ever met. I sincerely pray that I get an opportunity to do it full time. Especially with those guys. Please join me in that prayer. I would love nothing more than to travel the world with them and worship Jesus in the streets, churches, and everywhere we can. That, my friends, would be heaven on earth for me!
Work has been good. Been paying a little bit of debt off. God has been so faithful to give me a plan, and then bless me when I stuck to the plan. He is incredible in that respect!! Thank you, God!!
I’m ready for a break. I’m thinking about breaking out for a week or two this winter as well, God willing. I really could use a week or two to relax and re-focus.
May the grace of God, and His peace and presence, flood every eye that touches these words. In Jesus name.