“One” Step at a Time

Each year for the past seven years or so I have picked one word to focus on for an entire year. The My One Word challenge is simple: lose the long the list of changes you want to make this year and instead pick one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you in the year ahead. This process forces clarity and results in focus.

Some years I’ve been better than others about sticking to the challenge. This year I am praying that I have my strongest year to date. I have gotten started by finally deciding on my specific one word today, only a little over a month late, but who is counting. And my one word for 2017 is… ONE.

  • Focus on one thing at a time.
  • Take one step at a time.
  • Invest in my wife (I have just one).
  • Invest in my son, Noah (I have just one).
  • Stop worrying about tomorrow and instead focus on today (one).
  • Focus on one chapter in scripture at a time.
  • Take one step at a time on the treadmill.
  • Eat one healthy meal at a time.

I can go on for quite awhile, but using the word ONE this year is to focus on the next right step and focus on being in the here and now.

Today for example I felt in tune with the word and God. I set my alarm for 6:00am and laid out my clothes, got my coffee mug and Bible ready at the table the night before. Then before I fell asleep I kept telling myself that my next one thing to do is to turn the shower on once I hear my alarm. I didn’t have to think about all that happens after that. I did not worry if Noah would wake up and end my reading time early. I did not have to think about making him breakfast or getting to my meeting at 10:00am. I just had to get my feet touching the floor and go turn the shower on. Once I got there I could continue to the next step, but before I did that I enjoyed my shower and time of prayer.

I encourage you to check out myoneword.org and even pick up the book. It’s never to late to start the process.

Today Was Bittersweet at PC3

15272201_10101799626236796_8927760682007106732_oToday was bittersweet as we attended Port City Community Church  (PC3) as locals for the last time (for the foreseeable future). And I still can’t believe this day actually arrived. I stepped into the doors of Roland Grise Middle School 14 years ago as I attended PC3 for the very first time and fell in love with it. Less than a year later I began my journey on staff and have served an unforgettable 13 years there. Over the last 13 years I have learned and experienced way to much to even remember.

Now in just seven days I will be driving a Uhaul full of practically everything we own down to Atlanta, GA and starting a brand new job as the Video Director at Victory World Church. I’m stoked about this new oppurtinity and church family. And at the same time we are very sad to leave our family and friends here in Wilmington!

Over the next few weeks as I transition into my new role I hope to share both how we ended up in ATL and how things are shaking out with our new adventure 🚀. God has guided us through every step over the last six months and we are stoked to see what He is going to do in this next season of our lives and our ministry!

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