Nothing against Grand Rapids. I like this city/town/village. It is full of nice people and such. But I’m trying to get out. It would be awesome to have a full night’s sleep in my own bed.
What’s the problem? One flight got delayed out of Grand Rapids and I missed my other flight. Now I’m stuck waiting on a 10:30pm flight to Chicago that may or may not happen due to weather (Tornados and storms and wind…oh my!)
Here are a few reasons I want to rapidly leave this grand city:
- I have jet lag from my trip back from Maui yesterday, where I got virtually zero shut eye. Now my jet lag is squared…JL2…sounds like the prototype of a new BMW… “Introducing the new BMW JL2, the ultimate driving machine.”
- I’ll probably be either sleeping at the airport in Chicago O’Hare tonight to catch a 6am flight tomorrow or be sleeping at the airport in Grand Rapids tonight to catch a who-knows-what flight tomorrow.
- The food tastes better in Denver for some reason.
All that said, this (my current and, hopefully, life long vocation) is easier than roofing. For eight years (age 15-23) I was a roofer. It was a job that was grimey, slimey, hot and dangerous. Being a preacher is nowhere nearly as difficult or dangerous as nailing down shingles on a high, steep roof (although I did get a paper cut once from turning the pages of my Bible while preaching!)
As the prez of D2S I get to travel, train and unleash a generation of teenagers to know, live, share and own their faith. Although there are some downsides (travel, rigorous schedule, occasional paper cuts, high demands and immense pressure to raise $, develop programs and write books) it is ten times easier than slapping down T-Locks or 3 tabs on a hot summer’s day on a sizzling roof in Denver.
I love my job. I love Jesus. I love youth leaders and I love teenagers.
Thank you God for the privilege of unleashing a generation for Jesus!
P.S. Will you please get me home soon? Thanks Daddy!