I’ve noticed several of our friends writing more personal blog posts, and man, I’ve really enjoyed reading that stuff. This made something click in my mind. Hey, maybe some of you wouldn’t mind reading that kind of stuff from me. So, I think I’m going to start write more than what I’ve stuck to for the last few months, especially since that hasn’t been coming with any regularity!
So here are a few new things in the life of the Judkins of Creek Heights Drive. Nanci and I have really been looking forward to our trip to Madison, NJ for the Drew University graduation ceremony. I’ve been working on a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree in Congregational Development for the last three years, and I’m finally finished! So, we’re going to take a weekend off and head out so I can walk across the stage for the LAST time. One of my goals has always been to get a doctoral degree, so I can finally check this off my list.
Life in Oklahoma City is good, and things are going well at Church of the Servant UMC. We will be welcoming a new Associate Minister in June, the Rev., soon to be Rev. Dr., Robyn Goggs (we’re both graduating with our Dr. degrees within a week or two of one another). Everyone is excited about her arrival, and we are looking forward to welcoming her and her family to the Servant family. After Robyn arrives, my role will shift to an area that we’ve been planning and dreaming about ever since I arrived at Servant as I will be charged with developing a new worshipping community. It’s still in the developmental stages, but I can’t wait to tell you more about it!
In the meantime the kids are growing quickly with Emma (7), Caleb (4), and Blake (1), growing and changing every single day. Emma is so ready for Summer vacation, and I think Nanci is too. Then, they can all sleep in instead of getting up and ready for school every day. We’re all rooting on the Thunder and loving the fact we get to be in OKC for their first playoff experience. Even though we’re fifteen minutes from downtown, I think we can hear the cheers from the Ford Center at our house!
OK, that’s it for now. I’m going to need to get back in the swing of writing, so I’ll need to work back up to longer postings. In the meantime, I’m going back to studying Psalm 51 for this Sunday’s Servant Walk lesson.