36 years + 1 day

Yesterday I celebrated my 36th year of life on this planet. I don’t remember the first few. I was learning how to eat, walk, talk, and not soil myself. Those were not very auspicious beginnings. And yet, here I am still kicking.

It can be a little scary to look back over your life and see where you have been, what you have done, and even consider where you would go if you have more time on this spinning top we call earth. I don’t think that I am the only one that has these moments of introspection. I would like to believe that we all have them.

For me, these come more often now. I have known my wife more than half my life, I have two children, and I have been in ministry for almost twenty years as well. These are a lot of different opportunities, choices, and events that have shaped who I am and how I think about… well, how I think about everything.

As I look back over my life, I don’t think that I would change anything. I am not saying that I have made perfect choices, or that I would have liked that some choices would have turned out differently. I just hope that I have learned from each decision, whether good or bad and have made better choices with each passing year.

I am excited about the next years I have in front of me, as the Lord wills. The journey has been amazing so far. And I hope that the next few chapters will be just as exciting.

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