Showing posts from July, 2019

A Year to Go!

I'll be almost seems like the Olympics took place this past week. Why? The FINA Aquatic World Championships took place, which included diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, and swimming. The USA Track and Field Championships took place. There were major events nationally and internationally in gymnastics and archery. Go south of the Equator, and the Pan American Championships got underway! The heat of summer brings on the high points of Olympic sports. Some people in the United States complain around this time of the year because football hasn't started and baseball hasn't reached playoff fever yet. But we Olympic fans know that this is the best  time of the year! Regardless, the actual Olympics are less than one year away, and everyone is starting to notice that fact. CoSport is randomly dropping tickets whenever they feel like it, and thanks to a site tracker that was recommended to me by a few people, I secured a few more sports! The bi

This is Just the Beginning!

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about my final days of teaching, and  what I hoped for the future . It was a hard article to write, and really made me put down on paper the things that I have been dreaming about and meditating on all year. Right before I left for my month-long graduate school session, I got a call from my current congregational chairman. He said the congregation had voted and extended me a one-year call to serve as their staff minister! It was a lot to take in, especially because I was also mentally preparing for a wealth of knowledge to get poured in my brain. But it also took a big weight off my shoulders. For five months I had been completely in the dark about my future after June. But now the future was simple: I was staying where I was and working with people with whom I was familiar! Starting tomorrow, I begin my work. When I listed off some of my primary responsibilities to friends and family, they went, "Wow, that's a lot!" But to me, it