Today is my 30th birthday. Dang. I truly feel like I just graduated from college. However, as I look at the last 8 years when life in the real world "started", I am amazed at the blessings. First marriage in 2003. Seminary life in St. Louis which was awesome. A wonderful vicarage in Kansas. The birth of three beautiful children. An amazing congregation (sinners with a sinful pastor). Finally, the love and support of our extended family.
Lord knows I do not deserve a lick of it. And by God's grace I move forward.