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soooo….I have not blogged in awhile

mostly because school and work take up 19 hours of my day nearly every day these past months since my last post…not to mention several all nighters…geez…i am getting worked…not griping…just saying.

i am the better for it though…i had the feeling that being enrolled in nine units, serving with the Talbot Associated Student Council Prayer Ministry Chair, TAing the venerable Dr. Rob Price, and ministering with the Victory House Team was going to be challenging…but dang…I have not been this painfully exhausted to give this meaningful thought…fortunately for me…i enjoy being painfully exhausted…and pushing my limits…

at any rate..the lasts few post have taken more thought than what I had originally planned however long ago it was when this blog began…the original plan was to rework some of my Organizational Leadership and Master of Divinity coursework and hang it on the internet…a way for me to stay in contact with what I have formal education on a regular basis because at the time there was not much opportunity to exercise what I had invested so much prayer, time and money into learning…then I started adding raw photos…have I mentioned that I enjoy digital photography?…then I started adding processed images…have I mentioned that I enjoy over-processing perfectly fine raw images?…basically, a little touch of personality here and there…next thing I know, the posts are personal.

…and require some meaningful thought every so often…I still plan to “hang” the coursework but i as i mentioned in a previous post, I am also investigating to see if I have a writing “voice”… somewhere here within me…a story or two…an insight or several…or nothing at all.

but hopefully something…so far video and social media ministry are pinging hard on my radar…maybe even biblical counseling…omg…”Praise be to the  God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (2 Cor 1:3-4)…the backstory for me and this verse is that God has comforted and is comforting me through various intense pains…and I have gotten to the point, in Christ, where I am able to effectively comfort others…this is new…up until recently, I had been too upset about being uprooted from my neighborhood and “family” in Hollywood ten years ago to be any of any use as a counselor…urban ministry?

anywho, I am just as swamped this Spring 2016 semester to offer anything deep on the personal side….but, thankfully…i still have a couple of years of coursework and ministry proposals to post…as well as years and years images.

…please pray that God would continue to provide, i.e, financially, physically, intellectually, relationally, and spiritually,  for this long stretch of formal education that I am committed to in-Christ…also for vision and direction as to where and how I can best serve the God and the Church while faithful ministering the gospel…thanks