Finally, I thought about you. I thought about the opportunity I was blessed with, to have individuals even interested in what I had to say on a given subject.
Soooooo…. It’s been a while.
If you're reading this, you're better to me than I deserve. You've actually come back to see what's going on in the world of #PIP. When did I last post something for you guys? (literally pauses to go and check the website…)
February 25th?! Wow. That’s… something.
Where was I? What was going on? Well, 2020 was the year I began my master's program (of which I am at the halfway point of completion with a 3.61 GPA). And 2020 was… 2020. It was the year of Kobe, COVID, Floyd, Trump, and the Election. I understand that it would have been great for us to have journeyed this year in written expression. How awesome it would have been for us to have traversed the ills of 2020 in the form of a few blog entries. However, family, I was busy. Busy studying, ministering, growing, learning, helping people, losing my mind, reconnecting with family, and falling deeper in love with God. I'd like to say that I wrote about all of it, but if I'm honest, I didn't. I just lived.
Some of you probably came by and noticed that not only was I not active, but I had been evicted. That was during the "losing my mind" phase of 2020, and at that point, I said, forget it. However, after my 11th and 12th courses (Systematic Theology I and Beginning Hebrew I), I had a moment to exhale and think.
I thought about the victory it was to have been one of those blessed to survive "this far" in 2020. I thought about how my relationship with God has entered into a new and more intimate space of trust and confidence. I thought about how I re-learned my wife, my daughter, and my son. I thought about how ministry changed, what it meant to serve PPCC in COVID-19, and how I am glad God made me a spiritual leader to His people. I thought about school and how God's grace and mercy were all over me, my professors, and the keys on this MacBook Pro. Finally, I thought about you. I thought about the opportunity I was blessed with, to have individuals even interested in what I had to say on a given subject. I thought about how this year could have been the catalyst for our more profound growth and elevation. I thought about this love/hate relationship I have with writing. How I loathe it in thought, and I'm utterly enamored with it in the act. And if I’m honest, it was less about my loathing of writing, and 1,000% my loathing of maintaining a website, but…
And after all that thinking, it led me to the web provider's website, with my debit card information, and just like that…
I have no idea what it will be. We'll just take it day-by-day. 2021 is prayerfully on the way, and there is much to discuss. So, welcome back, and it's good to see you.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.