a full month away from my blog

Well, just like that a month has gone by, and I haven’t posted a darn thing on this blog. There are a few excuses I could put out there, but I have just been lazy. Yep - lazy. I have been lying around waiting to see what the world is up to. Are you kidding me! A month has flown by, and I don’t know where it went. Here are a few things that have happened in the last month.

I became an assistant coach on the Blue Ridge High Wrestling team. I love it! I have been away from wrestling for about 6 years, and it has been a real joy getting back into it. Our guys have had a rough season, but they are young and they are learning. Personally, I wrestled for 7 years, and it wasn’t until year 5 that I began to “get” it and start winning. Most of these guys (varsity included) have 2-3 years experience tops. This stuff takes time.

I didn’t know him very well, but I did spend some time last winter with Coach Farnham when he spoke at our church. He was the high school football coach, a great motivator, and a great man of God. He passed away this last month after a battle with cancer in which he quickly declined. His personal motto was “Finish Strong.” He did that very thing. Since his passing, Blue Ridge High has adopted “Finish Strong” as their athletic motto.

I graduated from North Greenville University with my Masters of Christian Ministry (MCM) with the second class from the graduate program. I loved my time at NGU, and may try to return there to teach some day in the future.

I have been ordained as pastor. This was a great step in my personal faith journey. Why did I do it? For the most part, it is simply to let the world know that I have been called into full time ministry, and that this is what I intend to do for the rest of my life. Fortunately in my denomination, I don’t have to wear a robe or a collar – instead, I can beat up on middle school boys, eat pizza and play bass guitar. All for the glory of God.

Do you feel caught up?


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