Yesterday I flew 1,825 miles and read 841 pages. Yikes.
The last few weeks have been a blur. On Father’s Day I watched an astounding group of graduates celebrate as they received their degrees from Stanford. As I sat in the hot summer sun listening to Oprah Winfrey pontificate at commencement
, I thought about their lives and what God might do through them. I also got sunburn.
The day after graduation I hopped on a plane to Springfield, MO to teach at Chi Alpha’s Reach The U institute (that trip wound up being 2,278 miles due to weird routing — I didn’t think to keep track of the pages I read, but I will tell you that Augustine of Hippo
is a dense read). Training a new generation of leaders is fun, but exhausting. On the two worst days I taught 6 hours! I’m amazed I didn’t lose my voice.
One cool thing — I shared a bathroom with fellow instructor Pete Bullette, someone I had trained at this same conference years ago. He now leads a ministry of 250 students at the University of Virginia download the invincible iron man dvd . While I don’t think I can take credit for what he’s done there, I was happy that he mocked me for some of my actions those many years ago — it means I made an impression. 🙂 Who knows what the new ministers I trained over the last few weeks will go on to accomplish?
All that to say, I have one of the best jobs in the world. I get to help the amazing students at Stanford come to and grow in faith, and I get to train ministers who will multiply this on campuses around the world.
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