After 11 months, I have finally come to grips with the fact that God has called me to the Midwest.  I grew up in Southern California.  After several years on the east coast and in the good ole south, I finally made it back to Cali, where I thought I belonged.  Well obviously God had other plans.  After a series of unfortunate events, my wife and I landed on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River.  It gets cold here.  Really cold.  Like twenty degrees below zero insanely cold.  Not to mention the humidity is stifling in the summer. 
     So after 11 months, after resigning to the fact that God is in control, I must sit back and ask Him what is next.  Ultimately I know the answer, and I am already doing what I believe God wants me to do; yet somewhere deep down inside I feel like I spent ten years in tobacco fields (not literally, but surrounded by them in the south) and it was time for me to go home to my family.  After all, California is a depraved state, is it not?  What better place to do ministry?  But alas I must remember that there is just as much of a need here where I am now as there is anywhere else.  I am within a day trip drive to Chicago, Detroit, Saint Louis, Green Bay, or Minneapolis.
     So now I must forget those things which are behind (for now) and press on.One thing is for sure; growing up around L.A. I am I die hard Rams fan and I WILL make it to St. Louis for a game before I leave this area.  So in the end I ask "Lord, what now" not in disappointment, but in excitement to see what new challenges and adventures await me!

So after 11 months, after resigning to the fact that God is in control, I must sit back and ask Him what is next. Ultimately I know the answer, and I am already doing what I believe God wants me to do; yet somewhere deep down inside I feel like I spent ten years in tobacco fields (not literally, but surrounded by them in the south) and it was time for me to go home to my family. After all, California is a depraved state, is it not? What better place to do ministry? But alas I must remember that there is just as much of a need here where I am now as there is anywhere else. I am within a day trip drive to Chicago, Detroit, Saint Louis, Green Bay, or Minneapolis.

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7/11/2012

Nice one info, thanks

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