Recently I went to Haiti with a team on a missions trip. While I was there someone on my team said to me that when I die, she was pretty sure that people in the science world would examine my brain. I was not sure how to take that. But with that thought of looking inside my brain, I thought I would share some random thoughts that have been floating in my brain. Over the last 2 months, I have been at conferences, on a cruise, in Haiti, on retreats, on vacation, at various places speaking, and at home a little. Being in all of these environments has lead to the genesis of the following thoughts.
- I am so grateful for the staff I get to work with at Grace Fellowship. They are awesome.
- My soul is so encouraged by seeing young people living passionately for God.
- It bums me out to see people dealing with pain that was preventable.
- Something amazing happens with a person gets perspective that makes him or her more grateful for what he or she has.
- You need time to think. You need to create space to dream and be creative. When a person does this, you see their effectiveness in the world have the potential to take off.
- Parenting is the hardest thing I have ever tried to do well. I also am more grateful for my parents that ever before.
- I feel like the next 5-10 years of my life are going to contain some works of God that are going to blow me away.
- There is power when hurt people deal with their pain. Do not hide it. Be brave and share it.