July 1, 2020
Personally, I started this year with more optimism than I’ve had in a long time. The sound of 2020 just seemed to ring in my ears. I had an expectation that God was going to do something great for our church, or for my family, or for the world in the year 2020. I couldn’t put my finger on it, nor did I have an answer for people when they asked me why I felt that way. I just did.
But then things began to drag a little. I felt like we were stuck in the mud somewhere - like the time my son and I were out four wheeling through the swampy slough in our field one wet spring. We were zippi...