What’s up, friends? Long time, no write. Am I right?
It has been awhile since I’ve written anything that has not been 140 characters—except for sermons. In fact, I have taken a two-year leave from writing, speaking, or producing any new content.
Over the last two years, I have intentionally put aside all writing and have said, “No,” to almost every speaking engagement that has come my way. As many of you know, my family and I moved to Washington, DC to plant Veritas City Church in August of 2016. Yes, I’ve been tunnel vision on this church plant and my family, and yes, I’ve had the itch to write over the last 2-years, but I intentionally did not do so for the sake of… well, many reasons.
And through this formative time, here’s what I’ve learned through my hiatus:
1. I have learned that I needed to learn more.
2. I have learned what my true interests really are.
3. I have learned what tribes I do not want to be a part of.
4. I have learned what tribes I do want to be a part of.
5. I have learned that well thought-out positions are better than hot-takes for clicks and views.
6. I have learned that you have to kiss people’s butts to rise in platform.
7. I have learned that real relationships in real life are so much better online relationships.
8. I have re-learned that the gospel is indeed good.
9. I have learned who I am not as a leader.
10. I have learned who I am as a leader.
More to come on all of these things. But for now, I’m ready to dive into one of the areas I feel incredibly passionate about—helping leaders change.