I was hoping with grad school coming to an end I would be less busy...well.....I still had all of June to finish my paper for my Evangelism class...and I had until July to finish my final project for my degree. The project's first draft ended up being 32 pages...and then by the time I finished it...67 pages!
I've been evaluating a lot about my ministry over the summer. I have been looking through the past 14 years of ministry notes from every Sunday night since I first started in December 1997. I looked at the good, the bad, and the what were we thinking.
I've been getting ready and took 36 students and adults to New Orleans for a mission trip with UMCOR. I have been doing all sorts of things....
And now school is getting ready to start. I'm working on changing some things in ministry. I'm hoping to hear back about a couple things in the next couple days that might really change how I do youth ministry.
In the mean time I'm going to get back to reading for fun. I have really missed my late night and early morning non-school books.
Over the past 2.5 years of grad school, I've bought, been sent, and suggested over 100 books. I can't wait to start!