One of my dreams is to blog more regularly. I've tossed around a few ideas of how I might make that happen, but have yet to follow through. That's always the rub isn't it? The Follow Through... So here I am at a great little coffee shop in Greensboro called Coffee and Roses and I thought I'd just write a bit about the latest on my life.
My soul is probably in the best place it's ever been. I'm so grateful!! God has given me a beautiful wife who is a joy to partner with, a great circle of friends who love God and seek to serve him, a deeper joy in his Holy Scripture, a desire to be more consistently filled with the Holy Spirit, to have the word of Christ richly dwelling in me (Col 3:16), and to let the implications of the gospel come forth in my day to day life...
Here are the headlines:
Currently at Grace:
- I was ordained last fall in October! So thankful for our local church... What a privilege to serve such awesome people!
- Working on a new website for Grace Church. Really excited about this! Presently the launch date is Valentine's Day...
- The Grace Choir is really beginning to flourish under the leadership of Mark Muleta. What a great example of what it means to get a vision in your local church and serve. He is doing a great job. The Choir currently sings once a month.
- We're all pretty stoked about the upcoming 'Global Impact Celebration', Grace Church's annual missions emphasis. Great events, great stories, great people!
School and Education:
- Still enrolled in a Master Certificate program at Berklee College of Music. Studying Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training. I'll finish this program (Lord willing) in the summer of 2011. Check out my profile page at Berklee.
- Currently working on finishing my Bachelor's degree at Grace College of Divinity... (Slowly but surely!)
- The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment (Tim Challies)
- A Pilgrim's Progress (John Bunyan)
- Four Views on the Book of Revelation (Stanley Gundry and C. Marvin Pate)
- Working with my buddy Matt Templeton on his upcoming EP. More on this later.
- I've been thinking about doing a new record with Grace Church. Just in the conceptual stages. More on this later too.
- Breaking out an old guitar, the TL60, by Carvin. Needs some serious TLC before I use it again.
Current Favorite Songs:
- Psalm 62 - Aaron Keyes and Stewart Townend
- Christ Is Risen - Matt Maher
- All I Have Is Christ - Na Band
- Every Other Way (Radio Edit) - BT
Current Favorite Podcasts:
- Renewing Your Mind with Dr. R.C. Sproul
- The Bible Answer Man with Hank Hanegraaff
- Canon Press Online Sermons (w/ Douglas Wilson)