Monday Morning Reflections
The first two months of this year has been quite amazing. I’m so grateful for the work I get to and the people I get to connect with in the process. I really do love what I do!
The following are some random thoughts going through my mind as we launch into another week:
- The Idea Camp this past weekend was life-changing. I walked away thoroughly inspired, challenged, and guided in the work of orphan care. It was an honor to be in a room full of people who not only talk about caring for the orphan, but also, embody the kind of life that will change the statistics.
- People make an event great. No amount of programming can replace the power of human connection. I would rather develop one new meaningful relationship than walk away with 10 great points from a workshop.
- It was good to see some of my good friends again at Idea Camp: Rob Morris, Eric Stowe, Jonathan Olinger, Esther Havens, Greg Russinger, Dawn Carter, Katelyn Graves, Chris Marlow, Mike Rusch, Max Fincher, Andy Houltberg, Jacob Kaler, and a host of others.
- It was also good to meet a ton of new friends this past weekend.
- I’m honored to know a community of people in Northwest Arkansas that deeply care about orphans and have postured their lives towards human hospitality. Simply inspiring!
- I was so moved by Casey & Stacy Henagan’s story of losing their child to cancer and how faithful God has been in strengthening their future. Appreciate you two dearly.
- I was so glad to see great people like Mike Rusch & Chris Marlow get platformed at #ICOrphan. Good guys doing significant work. So happy for them!
- I can’t tell you how thankful I am for my assistant & good friend Sarah Schick! Thank you for all that you do to manage my crazy life.
- My mind has now shifted some to Ideation Conference & i2i with Scott Belsky. While in Arkansas, we received some emails and phones calls that threw some curve balls into our preparation. I’m hoping to resolve some of these things this week. Got to love timing! We’ll make it through…stressful, but manageable.
- I missed the Academy Awards yesterday (Told you this was random.). But then again, maybe it never happened and someone planted this notion into our minds…just saying.
- Most importantly, it’s good to be home! I couldn’t help but smile when our kids ran into our room this morning to give me a big hug. 🙂
- I’m glad that I won’t be flying for business for 3 weeks. The only flight I have in the next couple of weeks is to Spring Training baseball with my son to Scottsdale. Can’t wait!
- Most important thing to do today: Go to my son’s little league game after I pick him up from school.
Life is good. Thanks for listening!