Well it has been a while since I've been able to write consistently in my own blog.

After graduating I moved back to Liberty and spent one month at home. Then I spent three months in Botswana. One month back home led to one month in Rwanda.

Now I'm home. I have a pile of things in my closet that I have yet to unpack from my move from Lubbock, I have a few things still in a bag from Botswana, and found a bag yesterday that I still hadn't unpacked from Rwanda. Needless to say I'm still in transition.

I am taking a job as a coach with the school district I grew up in and have been very busy with camps, workouts, and trying to get things situated for this upcoming school year.

I'll be moving out of my parents house sometime in the next few months and moving to another place along with my brother.

I am shocked at the way my life has turned out. Honestly if you would have talked to me a year ago (maybe even less)I would have never guessed that I would be where I am now.

I never would have thought that I would go to Africa 3x in a year. I never thought I would graduate college in 3 1/2 years. I never thought that I would have the opportunity to minister to a crowd of over 700 people in a foreign country. I NEVER thought I'd move back to Liberty or take a job as a coach.

See Africa was all God, I never desired to travel. Preaching was all God, because I never thought I'd have the courage to stand in front of large crowds much less with a translator in another country. Coming home was all God because I never wanted to come back. Taking a job was all God because I wanted to go to seminary.

You know here is a shocker. When you offer God your life, He takes your life. I told God I was all His, so He took full advantage of it :) I've never made a better decision.

Though right now I'm in a place I never thought I'd be in, I have never been happier, I've never been more passionate, and honestly I couldn't imagine my life any better.

When I think about the things God has trusted me with, the places He's taken me, the things He's done through me or in front of me, the relationships I've been blessed with, the favor and incredible blessing I've seen in my life.... I could go on... but when I think on these things, it brings me to a place of humbleness and tears.

My God is so good. Apart from anything He's ever done for me, my God is powerful and worthy. If no one will praise Him the rocks will cry out, because the God I serve is worthy of praise and it's not about what He does for me, it's about who He is. Gosh isn't htat awesome to be in relationship with the ONE TRUE GOD.

I'm excited to begin writing again, I have definitely missed it. Tonight was just a ramble to get back into it, but I'll soon begin to once again write about the things God teaches me and shows me in life and in His word.

Be Blessed,
J. Tate