I try to live by a quote from the missionary martyr, Jim Elliot, who stated,

“Wherever you are, be all there.”

That profound statement reminds me that no matter my circumstances, I need to remain wholly focused on where God has planted me and represent Him well during that time.

With that being said, I have to confess that I have not felt that way about October.  Truthfully, this month was full of fantastic days, incredible ministry opportunities, and so much more, but I never thought it could all hit at one time!  Needless to say, I am grateful for October 08, but I am also looking forward to November 08.

October 08 Rundown:

  • 1st Fusion event (Oct 14)
  • Now Campaign Events – in addition to services, at least three other evening events
  • Lander Classes – midterm exams, papers, and lectures (oh, my)
  • Worship CD released (Oct 12)
  • Submitted 1st chapter revision for dissertation, began work on 2nd chapter
  • BCM 2 Week Series (Oct 2 & 9)
  • Worship Leading at Missionary Conference (Oct 9 &10) – Here I led worship at Hickory Knob and walked into the BCM center right before speaking after getting stuck at some train tracks
  • 2 Weddings I officiated on Oct 18 – Lexington at 11, Greenwood at 2
  • Helped at Harvestfest (Oct 4)
  • And that was in addition to counseling, planning, meetings, Obadiah’s 3:00am intruders, family time, seminary reading, and watching the Office and the Biggest Loser.

Praise God for a fruitful month, but I also praise Him that November isn’t going to be that busy.

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.