Frantic Friday Update: The Finish Line to the Starting Line

Ever end a really big project only to jump right into another one?  This seems to our story over the past several months.  Here’s a little taste as to what we’ve been up to:

Justin’s World:

I’m totally into the TV Series “Fringe” right now.  I recognize it’s not everybody’s cup of tea, and that for those who do enjoy that sort of thing, I’m about 3-4 years late to the party.  Nevertheless, I may be late to the party, but I still walk out with the most beautiful woman in the room – my sexy wife!

I JUST finished a Spring semester class and was getting ready to take a deep breath.  However, the sigh of relief was very temporary as my university is flying in a professor from Oxford to teach a Summer course and he has kindly assigned 1700 pages of reading.  No time like the present to get started!

Finally, for those who may not know, I’m a pastor at a growing church and we’ve been renting a facility for our Sunday services for 8 years.  But in just a few short weeks we’re going to be moving in to our very own facility which has been under construction for the past 18 months.  Nevertheless, we are continually telling our congregation that this isn’t the finish line.  It’s simply a step in a very long journey to change the spiritual landscape of our city.  We’re moving in…but we’re still just getting started.

Megan’s World:

Megan has also been doing a lot of reading, and is currently enjoying Strangers and Aliens by our friend, Trey Dunham.  If you enjoy reading, we would strongly encourage you to pick this one up.  Trey’s writing is just remarkable.

Outside of that, Megan continues to stay busy here on our blog, volunteering in our children’s school, and always finds a way to have a hot meal on the table every day.  I really don’t know what else to say about her – she’s amazing!

That’s a brief look into our frantic lives, but through all the chaos we continually strive to keep our relationship with God a top priority, and our relationship with one another as a close second.  We learn together.  Laugh together.  Love together.  And when we’re done doing all those things…we simply return right back to the starting line.  Our lives are full of experiences.  But they’re experiences we always share – together.

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So, what do you do when you end a really big project or a busy season in life?  Do you take a little bit of a break, or do you jump right in to something else?  Is your life a series of sprints…or is it more of a long marathon?