Closer Than Ever
I am a husband and father, a minister, a dreamer, a thinker, a success and a failure, a passionate follower of Christ and a sadly hypocritical reprobate. I love my family, music, movies, sports, hanging out with my brothers, spending good time with good friends, leading the church in the worship of our King, writing songs and singing them, hearing my daughter laugh, and a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning. I'm young enough to enjoy a pick up football game and old enough to regret it later. I'm optimistic enough to want to make a difference in the world but cynical enough to wonder if I'm strong enough to actually do anything. I like to laugh and I don't mind crying. I enjoy kicking back and relaxing but I need to work hard and feel like I'm accomplishing something. I want other people to like me and it bothers me when they don't. I am bothered by all of the ways I fall short of who I feel God wants me to be, but I struggle to know how to change. Basically, I'm stumbling through this life. I have experienced moments of victory and joy as well as moments of failure, loss and hardship. I want to be a true Christ follower, but I often drift off onto my own path. I am a picture of the relentless grace of God. Beautifully broken. Uniquely marked both by my failure and God's redemption. Still a long way from where I need to be, but closer than ever.