February 24, 2008

A Week That’s Been A Long Time Coming

The journey that began almost eight months ago takes another significant step this week. It's boot camp week and with guys like Mahaney, Piper, and Driscoll as the drill sergeants, it promises to be a good one.

I'm excited for a lot of reasons:

  • Seattle is awesome. I spent a lot of time there in my days with Upward. It's a great city and one that I enjoy being in. If it didn't cost $300,000 for a shanty to live in, I might consider moving there.
  • It's going to be good to get away with my wife for a week and just immerse ourselves in this calling God has placed upon us.
  • It's a chance to stalk (in a totally non-threatening, non-offensive, non-creepy, very Christian way) John Piper. It's funny that a reformation of my heart that began with reading Desiring God some six years ago is going to continue as take another step towards planting Eternity.
  • If you had told me six years ago that this week would be happening, there's no way in the world I would have believed you. God can take you on the most unexpected of journeys. That's the fun part about being a Christian.
  • It's a chance to reflect and crystallize the call.
  • It's a chance eat some good food.
  • It's a chance to live another day.

It all starts with worship this morning at LifePoint. I'm thankful for this church, its leaders, and its people. It's great to be a part of.

Then on to Tulsa, DFW, and Seattle for a late night arrival. And tomorrow starts off with a session by Dr. Steve Crain on "Biblical Stress Management"… (I didn't think church planters had any of that)..

Watch this video for the thrust of the conference…more later…

1 comment:

Chuck Thomas said...


Hope that you have a safe and productive trip to Seattle. I have a cousin who is an Acts 29 pastor. I get the impression that he is always renewed and recharged whenever he returns from a conference. I am guessing that Boot Camp will be a life changing event for you and your wife.

I have not forgotten nor am I avoiding the email we exchanged late last week suggesting a phone conversation. Just been otherwise preoccupied.

Chuck Thomas