November 19, 2018 at 11:25 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

One of my friends and colleagues in Colorado once said, “Some people have a full plate, Marcus has a buffet.” It was one of the truest statements ever. As the cliche goes, ‘if you want something done, ask a busy person.’ The reality is that I love the many things that I get to do and be a part of. As I think about my buffet, I could not wish for much of a better life. When people ask how I am doing, I often say, ‘other than wanting a skinnier waist line and a fatter bank account, I could not complain.’ While my life is not perfect, conflict free or without mistake, I truly am deeply blessed to get to live the life I get to live. As I think about my ‘buffet’ and the hats I get to wear, the following list comes to mind:

  • Follower of Jesus
  • Father
  • Husband
  • Pastor
  • Professor
  • Speaker
  • Social Scientist
  • Author
  • Consultant
  • Theologian
  • Community Volunteer

The titles would never matter to me and I never want to be defined by my work. That said, I am so blessed to be able to serve the greater good in so many ways. I wouldn’t trade my buffet for the world.