1) I read a lot of good blogs and books. When I'm reading I often think "I'd like to write about that".
2) Lots of conversations and opportunities I have has a Student Pastor create a desire for more concrete, thoughtful processing and discussion. Twitter and Facebook are both fun, but neither of them is designed to be a platform for those kind of discussions. I hope this blog will do that.
3) I love sports! As a long-suffering Seattle sports fan there are so many things I want to discuss, debate, and burry my head in my hands and ask "What did I do to deserve this?!" I'm looking forward to a weekly sports column here on the blog.
4) The life of a husband, father, and Student Ministry pastor is full of joy, excitement, challenges, and opportunities for growth and sanctification. I hope that this blog will be an opportunity to grow and share those things.
Our plane is approaching for landing as I write this. I have been on a fantastic mission trip with 17 other students and leaders from Westwood Baptist Church. God has done incredible things and I am so thankful for them. My beautiful wife and 2 girls are meeting me at the airport in a few minutes, I can't wait to see them. 13 days is a long time apart.
Stay tuned later this week: 1 small step 1 am taking after I read chapters 1 and 2 of C.J. Maheney's book "Worldliness". Thanks for tuning in!