Wednesday, May 6, 2009

End of an Era

Today is the last day of my twenties. Because I'm both obsessively self-absorbed and nostalgic, I thought I'd take a look back at all the things I've done in the past decade.

  • Moved into a house with 12 guys (Iuka!)
  • Got an editorial published in the OSU newspaper that angered a lot of my friends
  • Made a terrible relational mistake
  • Took a job with the OSU Athletic Department
  • Spoke briefly at GCM's national conference
  • Dropped out of ministry with New Life Church
  • Graduated from OSU with a Theatre Degree
  • Turned down a full time position with the OSU AD to move back to Toledo and help lead Unbound, a ministry to college students 
  • Discovered my preaching gift
  • Fell in and out of love
  • Realized my call to ministry
  • Made lifelong friends
  • Took up photography
  • Traveled across the country with Scott
  • Received a vision to plant a church
  • Enrolled at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston
  • Nearly lost my mind the first semester
  • Worked out a lot and got into great shape (those were the days)
  • Spent a summer in Yosemite National Park
  • Fell in love with Breena
  • Asked Breena to marry me
  • Got mono
  • Married Breena
  • Impregnated Breena
  • Graduated from Gordon-Conwell with an M. Div and received an award for preaching excellence
  • Watched Cyrus come into the world
  • Failed at planting a church
  • Took a job at a megachurch and moved to Columbus
  • Impregnated Breena again
  • Watched Eisley come into the world
  • Quit my job
  • Accepted new position at same church
  • Impregnated Breena a third time
All that in ten years. It was a decade of becoming, and I'm grateful to God for his faithfulness to me. I look forward to the next ten years with hope and expectation.


Anonymous said...

Love this list. I fondly remember that article and how upset I was. "Andy, why aren't you getting on board with the vision?!" We're both 30 now, it's time for me to say: You were right. I was wrong.

Well done on a triple impregnation.

Joel E.

Corey said...

Great list, I'm glad to have been included in one or two.