Sunday, September 19, 2010

Home Sweet Home

As you may have noticed, I have been absent from this site for quite some time now. It isn't that I've been purposely neglectful of my blogging desires, but simply that I have been out of town. I was in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for 10 days, was home doing laundry for about 4 hours, and then whisked away to Raleigh, North Carolina for another 4 days. Needless to say, while both trips were incredibly fun, I was glad to finally be home in Seattle.

I was in Sioux Falls for the wedding of my best friend, David. He had been in Africa all summer, so it was great to finally see him again and to stand beside him as he married Michelle. What a blessing! It was also great to see my great friend Nate, as I stayed with him and his wife all week. We don't see our friends from Sioux Falls very often, so it was nice to have some time with a group of folks who have been highly influential in my life.

I was in North Carolina for a conference called Big Tent Christianity. Many of my favorite authors were speaking there, including Brian McLaren, Peter Rollins, Phyllis Tickle, Greg Boyd, Shane Claiborne, Tim Conder, and many many more. These authors have helped shape my life and worldview immensely over the past 5 years, and it was incredible to have them all together at one conference. It was also great to travel with my friends Matt and Jev and to get to visit the Duke campus (including Cameron Indoor Stadium). As a lifelong Duke basketball fan, my pilgrimage to Krzyzewskiville and Coach K Court was quite memorable.

Of course, part of my hope in writing this post is that I will once again fall into regular routine of blogging. Blogging has been an essential piece of my transformative process, and I hope it continues to be so. Here's to a great year of growth, fun, and abundant life!