Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I'm Thinking About Writing A Letter To My 18 Year Old Self...

I've been thinking recently about writing a blog post, that is essentially a letter to my 18 year old self...

I'm going to be 29 at the end of this month... so I've lived a solid tens years after becoming an "adult."  

I have no problem with my age, people get insecure about it... there is nothing I can do to change it.  And honestly I'm glad that I've learned some of the lessons that I have, so there is a lot less drama in my life.  

Since I'm almost 30 though... someone joked today about how I'm half way to 60.  That's kind of crazy. 

However, knowing that makes me want to live even more intentionally.  How can I make this next 30 years really count.  

I was in a meeting with my leaders here and they complimented me on my support raising teaching that I did in the staff meeting in September and said that I should book myself to speak at Launch (the community meeting I oversee)  the speaker I was trying to book this week is unable to speak so I'm going to speak.  I haven't preached a message in quite a while, in fact, I think the last time I preached was in Kenya in 2010.  I'm looking forward to it, and am nervous at the same time.  

I have the captive audience of about 100 people for 20-25 minutes.  The topic is "World Missions."  

I'm going to share with them some things I've observed in ten years of life experience after doing my DTS at age 18, (which the majority of my audience will be, DTS students, age 18.)  Mainly, I'm going to share some practical things to avoid, or implement, to help them continue to be successful in World Missions.  

I'll try and post my outline here after I preach.  Try is the key word, I feel like I've been writing a lot about things I would write and haven't gotten around to.  Just like what I'm going to write below...

I still might write that letter to my 18 year old self, or at least write about some of the things I've experienced in the past ten years.   We'll see what happens.  


  1. Hey Bro, Just know that God's words will flow from your being as you minister to His "older children". You will captivate them and they will be blessed by your message and God will show you that!! Keep on keeping on Bud. God Bless!!! Andy


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