I suppose I owe you an explanation. When I started this blog, I was in the process of quitting graduate school and doing everything I could think of to become a wedding photographer. I had very sentimental reasons for this goal but, more than that, I was driven by a deep desire to do something more with my life, I just wasn’t sure what that was. There were doors that opened and doors that closed, amazing highs and why-me? lows. I glimpsed the sun peeking over the horizon but was still fumbling around in the pre-dawn darkness.

Today that light is a lot brighter, and tomorrow morning, as the sun breaks over the edge of the earth, Megan and I will be boarding a flight to San Francisco to attend Youth with a Mission’s Discipleship Training School.

A year ago, I would’ve never imagined this next chapter of our lives, but today, as I look back through the pages of my journals, it all makes sense. It’s the fulfillment of a God-given dream I couldn’t comprehend and a desire I never fully understood.

And still, even as this chapter comes to a close, tomorrow’s sunrise is just another beginning, another day to know my God more, to taste and see His goodness. It’s a new chapter of a story that God was writing before I was born — a story He will be faithful to complete until His return. And for that, His unwavering faithfulness and undeserved grace, I am eternally grateful.

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” — Philippians 1:6