Monday, November 10, 2014

In the Midst

Dear Friend,

If I could, I would love to welcome you into my home, sit down on my comfy couch with you, hand you a cup of coffee (or tea - your choice, I have a rather impressive supply of each), and tell you all about the adventure I am having with Young Life College here at the University of New Mexico.  But, because we are spread far and wide, let me instead welcome you into this virtual sitting room.  Maybe you can grab a cup 'a joe from your own kitchen.  Regardless, I still have the opportunity to tell you about God's work at UNM.

I cannot believe it is November.  Our typical Tuesday Night gatherings have wrapped up, and we have a dinner at Frontier, a Thanksgiving potluck, and an ugly sweater Christmas party before Winter Break is upon us.  This semester has been a whirlwind of activity, growth, relationships, and perseverance, and in the midst of it all, God has been ever present.

In the midst.  This phrase keeps surfacing, in several different ways, in the things I am reading and experiencing.  Allow me to explain.

"In the midst" can mean that you are surrounded by something.  I have felt surrounded by God's faithfulness this semester as He has provided an incredible support network for Young Life College - that means you!  I covet your prayers and the work you are doing, near and far, for the students and the campus I love so dearly.  Thank you!

"In the midst" can give the impression of experiencing something.  I am in the midst of learning tough but valuable life lessons.  I am in the midst of knowing God in new ways.  I am in the midst of laughter, tears, and deep friendship.

Finally, "in the midst" can imply that someone is in the process of doing something.  God is in the midst of a great work not only at UNM but also in the entire city of Albuquerque.

And therein is the purpose for this blog.  My friend Josh and I want to share this Great Work with you as best as we can in this virtual sitting room.  We'll post on Monday mornings - maybe an update from the week's activities, maybe something we're discovering for ourselves - but please tune in. We are so excited to have you with us on this journey, as you join us "in the midst."


"The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing." Zephaniah 3:17


  1. Yay! I'll look forward to Monday morning tea with you in your living room!

  2. So cool! I can't wait to read Monday's in the midst of my lunch eating. :)