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The Last Few Days


The last few days have gone by fast and yet, it seems like a million things have happened. 

All in all, I feel totally affirmed and loved. Restart Devo was a project that I got to do with my wife and it was made possible by family and friends.  Could it really get any better than that? I think not. 

As I think about it, and as I celebrated the official book debut on Monday with my brother and an old friend - nothing has really changed in my life. Sure, we've written a book but there are things to do on campus and laundry that is dirty waiting to be washed. And I'm totally fine with it. In fact, I love it. 

I love ministering and pastoring students, especially those in college. I am eagerly awaiting all the fun and chaos that is Welcome Weeks at Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. I have incredible friends and a great family - our hope and prayer for the book is that the things we've experienced can help others grow and learn. 

Hannah swears that she will never write again (except in her journal) but that she'll keep reading books like they're going out of style. And I am totally fine with that, although I won't be able to produce as strong of resources without her in the co-pilot seat!  

Someone asked me if I was writing another book yet. After trying not to frown (and assault them), I just mentioned the excitement about our current project. We've got a few initiatives in the works as we find out that we haven't crossed a finish line but instead, started a new chapter in this journey as ministers and writers. We've got some cool partnerships in the works with friends that serve Chi Alpha, the guys at Love Gang Music & several bloggers (including KC Proctor & Adam Legg)

I have loved being in GA although I miss Hannah! Family Life Church has given me the opportunity to ministry at seven services this week and I also have had the chance to invest in the student leaders at The Wall. It's been an incredible time! 

For those that supported the project on Kickstarter and those that support our work with Chi Alpha as Campus Missionaries - I can't wait to see how God uses Restart Devo. It's not just our story, it's yours too!  

How do I get the book? And are there discounts?

Great questions, dear friends! The best way to get the book is through You can order the paperback and if you're in the DC area, using the code "local" will remove the shipping charge. The eBook is also for sale and if you use the code "ireadtheblog", you can snag it for $6 (which is $2 off the regular price). All that to say, there are options! 

There are a few bloggers giving away a few copies in the next few weeks, so we will be sharing their links via our new facebook page for the book and twitter account for the book.  

P.S. If you're in GA, I'd love to see you at Family Life Church this weekend!