>I feel this overwhelming urge (the Spirit’s prodding?) to write something here, but I have no idea what. The last week and a half has been a disastrous combination of OT, Acts, dress code, school policy, Abilene, the Ft. Worth Stockyards, Midland, moving, teaching James, making new friends, setting up a classroom…and the chaos hasn’t even started yet. That’d be tomorrow morning at 7:15. In the words of Jason Allen–yippee!!

It’s fitting that I just got to Galatians in my overview of the year. Paul spends most of the book arguing for his competency and authority, and that’s about how I feel right now. I had mothers ask me where else I had taught, I had students that don’t speak much English, and I had people ask me seeming basic questions about the Bible.
I feel like I’m behind the proverbial eight-ball…but I have NO idea who’s holding the cue. Part of me knows that every move I make is being watched by everyone and his or her dog, but I know I’m up for the task. Part of me feels like the pressure is self-inflicted–I have 105 students and the Word of God as a textbook–but I’m not so sure that’s a bad thing.
So here I sit, less than 24 hours from the start of a grand, new, completely God-led adventure, and I have no idea what to say.
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

>Pinball Wizard

>So let’s recap the last year or so:

August ’08–Abby moved to Houston. I asked her parents for permission to marry her. They said no. I convinced them.

October ’08–Proposed to Abby.

December ’08–Unknowingly finished my last full semester at ACU

January ’09–Moved to Houston, started work at Grace Crossing

February ’09–Turned 24

May ’09–Got married/got new job at Westbury/found new apartment by Galleria

July ’09–Started moving into new apartment while attempting to finish summer

August ’09–Started new job at Westbury

So…needless to say, I’ve bounced around a bit. I’ve been begging for a break, a bit of consistency, and when I mention that I can’t wait for the school year to start so I can finally calm down, most teachers laugh at me. Not sure what that’s all about.

I do know that in spite of the chaos and the seemingly breakneck nature of my last solar revolution, God has control over me and my life and is directing me to where He wants me to go. He won’t give me more than I can handle without giving me a way out…namely my wife and prayer. He provides always.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.” Psalm 23:1