A New Journey


Today I begin a new journey and the next adventure in my life and calling. I am on my way to Lakeland Florida and a school called Southeastern University. There I will begin a five year study to earn an Ed.D. in the school of education. I am excited, nervous, and curious to see what is in store. Bria and I have long discussed the idea of going back to school and working on a doctorate. We wrestled with questions about family, timing, and finances. But inch by inch, God seemed to pave the way forward for us and a few months ago we decided to take a leap of faith.

I am focusing my infinite curiosity... a little bit.

I am studying part time and focusing my schedule on the most important things. I hate turning down invitations and I have had to say "no" more than I like. But it is good for me, and good for my family. I am beginning to focus my infinite curiosity, at least a little bit.

What do I hope to accomplish? This is a question I get asked a lot: why are you doing this? And it is the right question to ask. I want to see people discover and use the gifts that God has given them. I want to see people serve better and love more. I want to do the most damage for Jesus with the time God gives me. So here I go.

I want to do the most damage for Jesus with the time God gives me.

I am sure that my writing schedule will change. This site is kind of an outward facing journal for me. The thoughts, book reviews, and other observations are more personal than public. This will continue to be a ledger of those things but I can't say how frequent my writing will be. In some ways I may have more to share now than ever.

OK, they are calling my flight. Its time to go.