Entry No. 1

Hello Readers, those of you dedicated to my writings likely have become incredibly familiar with the blog entitled “Real Talk” (especially because of there only being two postings total).  Well I’m back, and I can’t say that this will be similar at all.  It has been about 7 months since my last post on that blog, and a lot has changed in that span of time.  I’ve been to Europe and back, my brother Jonathan has moved to Houston, and I’m sitting in my dorm room writing this, so it has certainly been an exciting several months.  I have had encounters with people who have challenged me, countless awkward moments (you will see those are not rarities), and have made some important life decisions.  I have decided to major in Bible with a concentration on Youth Ministry.  I can’t really give a lot of reasons why other than I do sense that I am being called.  In the fall semester it was amazing the way I saw God move in my life; I always was a little weirded out by the way people say things like that, but lo and behold I have become one of those people.  I feel that God has spoken to me a lot through my friends and am amazed everyday at the way God works.  I don’t get it at all but He really does love me, a lot.  I’ve read some amazing books, none of which more amazing than the Bible, and have really become what I consider to be a pretty open-minded person.  A little over a week ago I finished reading “Love Does” by Bob Goff, which really has changed my overall outlook on what loving people looks like.  God really spoke to me through one of the chapters and that is a big reason I have made the decision to head to Ukraine for a little while this summer.  A guy at my church, his name’s Joel, has been heading a group that goes over there to help orphans every summer for several years now.  He asked me to really think and pray about going along this summer.  Even though I had interviewed with several Youth Ministers for internship positions, I just really felt like that was something that I needed to do this summer.  So I’m going.  Don’t know what to expect, but I know God’s going to do something awesome.  I’m also really excited to be going to the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Spring Break.  My roommate Matt, I commonly refer to him as Murph, told me about the trip and it just felt right to get on board.  You’ll be hearing more about the trip as we get closer to departure.  Anyways a lot has happened, and for the sake of this blog and my readers hopefully God’s going to do some crazy stuff.


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