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On What's Next

It's becoming a theme, apparently, that I only write here sporadically. Mostly because I'm not sure I really have anything to say. This week, however, I feel a blog post is needed, simply because of current life events (and I make no promises about future posts).

I just graduated from New Orleans Seminary with a degree in Missions. (For the record, my desire is not necessarily to do overseas missions, but to do urban and inner city missions.) And with events like graduation come questions like, "So what's next?" 

The answer? I don't know.  I have no clue what the next step is, where I'll be living, what I'll be doing, or really anything along those lines. 
There are so many options I have considered: PhD, staying in New Orleans and working, moving to Atlanta, planting somewhere completely new, working in a non-profit, working for a church, doing something in social advocacy, going back into the classroom, international missions. And on and on. Each of…

A Reflection on 2013

A new year always give the chance for a fresh start. To turn the page and begin writing a new story. Or to turn the page and continue along in the story you've been writing.  Or maybe it provides both. 
Though we're already two weeks into the new year, I'm still to some degree looking back. 2013 was an interesting year. Throughout the course of the year, I watched friends get married and have children, celebrated birthdays with friends and family, traveled to Italy and Israel (among other, more local, places), had family vacation in NOLA, saw God provide financially (and in other ways), was able to attend the CCDA conference in the city for free, and learned a whole lot about myself, about others, and about God. 
I tried several times throughout the year to write something, but I never could figure out exactly how to say what was on my heart and mind. So I have basically decided to stop trying to recap everything God taught me this past year. There's no way at this …