in the midst of chaos.

I have not really been writing a lot lately, so if you’re super into my blog (HA!), sorry, I’ve been gone for a while.  I guess I just haven’t had anything to write, haven’t wanted to write what I think, or haven’t had the time to write all over the interwebs.  One thing that I’m learning is that writing, much like teaching, comes from the overflow of the heart.  Writing is an outlet that I have, but I’m a thinker.  I’m pretty hypercritical of my writing, so when I do finish a draft and decide to publish it on this blog, I mean it.  I have a lot of drafts saved that I have never finished or never published because halfway through writing the posts I realized I didn’t have anything good to say, or didn’t believe my own writing.  I say all this to say that I hope to write more often.  From my experiences the past week, I think I am entering a great learning season of life.  Some of the material I get to study this semester is already starting to blow me away.  I now feel a fire for learning and growing in faith that has been less prominent of late.  I am excited as I look forward to this next portion of my education and life; the possibilities are endless.

One thing that I am excited to get into is what faith looks like in the world we live in.  In the chaos of our culture, what does a follower of Jesus look like? and how should I navigate the foolishness of this world because of what Jesus has done?  So I plan to start a series called “In the midst of…” where I look at what it means to be a Christ follower in a culture full of lust, hypocrisy, violence, etc. I am excited to dive into these issues, but also hesitant because of the volatile nature of these topics.  So anyways, I just thought I would let you all know about what’s going to be happening on the blog for a while.  I’ve got things I have to be doing, but you should here from me soon.

-Michael

“The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” | Job 1:21

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