At the beginning of 2016, I decided to write down three things I was grateful for. Every single day.
The real question was how consistent I would be.
That is my entire childhood, from 6 to 14, summed up in 1 word. No videos games. No action figures. Just a ton of LEGOs.
Because these plastic bricks played such a huge part in my life, I knew it was time to share some of those experiences with you. Here are my favorite 3 stories.
I can talk fast. Really fast.
My rapid firing of words is not because I hate periods or commas. Its just that I get excited and forget to add pauses, breaks, spaces…
You know, breathe.
Jeremiah was facing a crisis: ministry was a lot harder than he realized.
It was not like Jeremiah knew nothing about ministry. His dad was a priest in his hometown of Anathoth. Yes, he was familiar with the highs and lows.
But this was different. And personal.
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On my 14th birthday, I got the best gift of all.
I’m not sure why I was so excited to get these boots. I wore them everywhere. Church, friend’s house, grocery shopping, birthday parties…
So it is time for me to be super honest with you and share a deep, dark secret. Because let’s face it – a guy is not going to tell everyone he cried in a movie. That’s weird…really weird.
But this is exactly what I am about to do.
At 21-years-old, I quit my job.
My dream was to work in ministry. Almost zero pay? No big deal. A non-existent teen group? I promised myself I would turn it around.
I was in the vehicle with my friend on my way to the gym.
For the first time.
It is not that I don’t enjoy working out. I just never went to a gym for selfish reasons. “What if someone sees me squat wrong?” “What if the bigger guys look at me weird?”
Yes, ridiculous reasons that sound like they come from a 6-year-old.
March 14, 1948.
It was on this day that Douglas Hyde, a top-ranking party leader, left the Communist Party in London.