In the last month I have started a new job, attended the Braves Home Opener (and celebration of 50 years of the ATLANTA Braves), wrecked my car, and purchased plane tickets to Uganda.
It’s been nothing short of a hurricane around here (literally).
The new job is grand. I’m really enjoying the opportunity to design more and be creative. I also just love a new environment and people to get to know. It’s swell.
Opening Day in Atlanta was incredible – top 5 life events of all time, seriously. I could barely hold it together when Hank Aaron walked out on the field – too much. Those guys are legendary and it was awesome to see them in real life. It was also just so great to hang out with two of my best pals who also love baseball and have a few adventures on MARTA.
I wrecked my car driving in the rain. No one was hurt, thankfully, but my car is totaled so I’m in the market for something new and great! Car shopping is stressful, though. The stigma is that most car dealerships will rip you off and no one is honest about what a car is really worth or if it’s really that great, which makes things so difficult, but I know the right one is out there and I’m trying to be patient.
Uganda is still in the works. I’m blown away that I was able to buy tickets – God provides in the most incredible ways. I’m still about $900 short of being able to actually go, though, so if you are interested in donating, please please let me know. The best ways are via paypal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mail (72 Hamilton Avenue Apt 1210 Rome, GA 30165).
OH, and I got a second tattoo.
And this is why:
Isaiah 43 says God calls us by name and I believe He calls us into our true identity – not as shamed, broken, incapable, narrow-minded, liars, cheats, less-thans, or imperfect, but He calls us into holiness as warriors, fighters, advocates, vessels, and the very image of who He is. We are Beloved, the evidence of the outpouring of His love. We are lionhearted- brave and generous in giving Him glory, in gratitude, and in reaching out to our brothers and sisters to pick them up and remind each other of His promises. We are more than conquerors. We are overcomers by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.