Yes – I know it’s 2012 and everyone is more committed and disciplined than I because they’re all posting 12 things about 2012. Sorry. I’m really just now wrapping my brain around the new year!
Stick a fork in 2011 – it’s done. And thank the Lord!! Here are 11 things that I said (or thought loudly) in 2011 that I never dreamed would be passing through these hallowed lips.
11 – Preaching’s not so bad. (WHAT??!! I HATE PREACHING!)
10 – Isaac, do you have your license with you? (WHAT??!! I HAVE A 16 YEAR OLD SON!)
9 – Sure, I’ll be the pastor. (WHAT??!! SEE #11!)
8 – I can’t. I have a book deadline. (WHAT??!! I’M WRITING A BOOK – AND NOT JUST AS A HOBBY!)
7 – Timmy, come here and add this for me. (WHAT??!! HOW DID I PRODUCE A MATH GENIUS?)
6 – Just let it happen. (WHAT??!! I SHOULD BE IN CONTROL!)
5 – We’re life-changing radio – 91.7, KBNJ. (WHAT??!! I LOVE DJ-ING!)
4 – Praying for you, buddy. (WHAT??!! HOW MANY HURTING YOUTH WORKERS CAN THERE BE, LORD?)
3 – Max, will you make dinner tonight? (WHAT??!! HOW DOES MY 10 YEAR OLD COOK BETTER THAN ME?)
2 – Katie, you’ve had more blog views in one day than I’ve had…ever! (WHAT??!! SHE’S FREAKING AMAZING – THAT’S WHAT!)
1 – God is good. (Nope – I knew I’d say that….because He is, even when life is a struggle.)
It’s no massive secret that I have been counting down the days until I could plunge a long butcher knife deep into the beating heart of 2011. I hope I didn’t miss anything God had for me by looking so hard for the end. Tis true – I’m glad 2011 is over. But I am grateful for all that God has taught me this year. I’m humbled that He has tasked me with some things I never thought I could (or would) do. I’m looking forward to 2012 – and not because I want it to be ‘better’ than 2011 (even though I am not-so-secretly hoping it will be). I anticipate this new year because I believe 2011 was merely God’s preparation for things to come. And I embrace its arrival….
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I have a few similar thoughts on last year and the one to come. I hope we can get to know each other a bit more this next year. Thanks for posting!
Me, too, Brian!! Do you attend the Simply Youth Ministry Conference? We’ll be there this year – if you will be, let’s get coffee….
Yes, I am going to be there. Definitely get me on your schedule, looking forward to it already!
Sweet! Will do!
Amen, Darren! I’m looking forward to what God brings you and Katie into as well :0) Though, really, preaching isn’t that bad …
Excited for March.
Thanks, buddy…..and preaching isn’t bad in comparison to…say….malaria, I guess. ;) See you in 2 months!
I totally read “snuggie” under #1… bet you never thought you’d say that either! Great stuff!!