Dear Journey Family,
Robin and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and commitment to what God is doing in and through our church family!
Part of the adventure over the past several years has been my personal physical health. Due to the issues I deal with, my body will go through episodes where it presents stroke-like symptoms and then go back to normal. This past Sunday, as I was teaching, my body decided to have an episode, which affected my ability to speak clearly and have good physical coordination on the stage. While I was aware of my struggle, I was not aware of its extent until many hours later. Due to that, we pushed on through the day and saw God do many miraculous things! All glory to Him!
If I knew then, what I now know, I would not have tried to continue teaching throughout the morning. In the absence of that knowledge, I chose to push on and see what God was doing.
At the end of the day, we know that for some reason, every once in a while, something will trigger one of these episodes. While they appear as stroke-like symptoms, there is never any permanent damage visible on any scans or tests. I had scans completed this week and while we are still waiting for the final results, the preliminary results continue to indicate what I communicated above. Our course of action is to continue seeking our doctors input, both locally and through Mayo Clinic, to see if we can figure out the trigger point or a pattern of any sort.
I’m feeling great now, and things seem back to normal. We were already planning on having Adam Barnett teach this Labor Day weekend, so we will stick with that plan and try to give my body a physical break. I will be teaching next weekend, September 7, as we kick off Four Cups, a study on God’s promises in holy communion that will change our lives forever!
We love you, we appreciate you and we are so proud of you! Together, we are seeing cities transformed one life at a time!