The City

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Nearly two years ago I was driving back to Atlanta from Tampa and as I crested I-75 heading North I could see the Atlanta skyline in the distance, bright in the nearly 1am night. I remember this overwhelming sense of peace and belonging came over me. I knew I was meant to be here.

Why would I question my belonging in the city that I grew up in and lived in all my life is another story . Suffice it to stay that I moved away temporarily trying to escape my own reality and coming back home for a visit was a culmination of gradual realization that I couldn’t run from a broken heart and that I  did belong back “home”







I eventually did move back to Atlanta.

You ever think you love something? Or know something, then something comes along and challenges/enhances that knowledge and love? That’s whats happening to me regarding this city…my city, Atlanta.

I grew up here. My family is here. And as far as I’m certain I’m at least 4 generations deep here.

Yet, it has taken one place, a Church to be specific, to literally call what I thought I loved and knew  into question. This just over two year old Church plant that has its sole mission in tangibly serving Atlanta, in a myriad of unique ways is an agent by which God is both awakening and nurturing a deeper love for my city. Its challenging me also. As I pray through and wrestle with what it may mean to join my hand to the plow with what this Church is doing, I can only imagine what the future may hold.







To get an idea behind the mindset, theology, and focus of Church plants in the cities; I highly recommend this article by Mark Driscoll, entitled Capturing God’s Heart for the Cities

Right now I am in the middle of a transition.  I will write more in depth about that transition in time to come. For the past nearly 5 years I have invested my heart and life into a Messianic Jewish Congregation and the Messianic Jewish Movement, which is not a common thing for someone like me who isn’t Jewish.   Yet for all of that I find myself heeding a slow and steady pull back to a Church, and this one Church in particular, this place that I feel found me as I didn’t look to find it, just may be my new home.

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Live Anyway

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  Its been a  while since I have updated. October 2012 to be exact. A lot has transpired since that time. I’ve fluctuated between 2-5 part time jobs to now just two, that are both at the present not entirely consistent. I am grateful none the less. Needless to say the job hunt continues. I’m on linkedn..reaching out to friends, family and colleagues …writing emails, submitting resumes, making phone calls and going on interviews often… fighting to never loose hope in break through. I have had more close calls and closed doors in the past few months than I would like to recount. I’ve learned so much throughout this process. Chief of those things is the oft occurring life lesson that God is in the details…

Among my many desires is to simply rest in His sovereignty. I’m not sure where I would be without faith. Its like integral to my sanity. Literally. Atheists’ much love to you all but damn. How do you do it? I mean really?

I digress. So yeah I’m job hunting…. but also living life. I may be broke and facing foreclosure for the second time in four months but by God I am still living life. Still seeing people, going out, breathing fresh air, dancing, taking walks, …conversing….I even took an impromptu trip to Tampa to visit some good friends.


So while I am diligent to find work and doing right by the two part time jobs I do have…I enjoy life in the mean time. Some days are better than most ….there are times where the need to fight despondency is pressing and I find myself in the deepest intimacy in prayer and tears when I just can’t make heads or tails of things.  I thank God for close friends who stand by and encourage and speak life into me. I thank God for the gift of faith in His sovereignty. 

I’m excited to see what He has in store for me with regard to work. In the mean time I live..

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