Reckless: not showing possible concern about the possible bad results of your actions

Abandon: to give (oneself) over unrestrainedly

“The great word of Jesus to His disciples is Abandon.” -Oswald Chambers

The most dangerous play in a football game is the kickoff. Each kickoff is primed to have violent collisions all over the field. In high school my football coach would stand in my face and charge me to run down the field with reckless abandon. He wanted me to run with all of my strength without any concern of what could happen to me. So I would run down the field yelling like a warrior from the Braveheart movie until I aggressively tackled the ball carrier.

Years later I have found a greater obstacle in front of me. This year I have answered the call to move and start a church in Southwest Baltimore. I am leaving the life I comfortably know to begin a journey that is unfamiliar and uncertain.

Once again, I find myself running toward the goal with reckless abandon. The goal is much higher and the costs are much greater. Even still, I’m fully devoting myself to follow the Lord wherever He leads without heeding the thoughts of preserving myself. I invite you to read the stories of the victories, the fears, and the failures. As you read, I welcome you to pray for me, my family, and the city of Baltimore.