Dallas – Part 2

December 3, 2008 | By | 2 Comments

Things are really happening here!

A few weeks ago I wrote that I was going to go to a church event on a Friday night.  Well… I did go and I met a lot of great people!  I sat next to a really nice guy who is even taller than I am.  His name is Dave and he is writing a ficticious book on Oprah along with Josh McDowell.  Pretty cool, right?  I also met another really nice guy named Nathan and a really sweet girl from Louisiana named I’m not sure (not her real name).  I have a goal to meet someone from every state in the U.S. and it was good to cross that one off the list.  We talked about how strange the town names are in Arkansas and I was sure to tell her that whatever she does will reflect upon her homeland.

Dave invited me to join his small group Bible study that was just forming on Sunday nights.  Nathan was going to be in the group as well and I said yes (a tough decision to make with having to miss football on TV).  At church I sat next to a guy who is doing a project for MLB.com and working with Harold Reynolds.  Pretty cool again.  At the Bible study I met Darren.  Darren is an amazingly hospitable guy and he works as a recruiter.   He gave me some contacts and yesterday I met with one of the recruiting firms he suggested.

Tonight marked my third time at the Tuesday night group.  I met a bunch more people and sort of met supermodel-basketball-football-young adults pastor whom I mentioned in the blog a few weeks ago.  He didn’t say anything to me, but he did pat me so hard on the chest that I almost fell over.  Maybe that is how they say “hello” in Texas?   They also have free cookies after every meeting.  Not bad!

I probably should have a job by now, but the market has been kind of tough.  Regardless, it has been good to slow down and move at a easier pace.  The people down here have been so nice and welcoming to me.  I really appreciate their warmth.  Apart from the people, I also like how things aren’t so congested and there are places to eat meat all over!  I also have to say that the women are really nice.  Not only are they really nice, they are also really pretty!

Maybe this is just the honeymoon period, but I’m enjoying it nonetheless.

I leave you tonight with some words from a Rich Mullins song:

Let mercy lead
Let love be the strength in your legs
And in every footprint that you leave
There’ll be a drop of grace
If we can reach
Beyond the wisdom of this age
Into the foolishness of God
That foolishness will save
Those who believe
Although their foolish hearts may break
They will find peace

Drops of grace everywhere.  I’ll meet you in that place where mercy leads.

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  1. Jen from NH says:

    A fictitious book on Oprah? That sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    My small group is on Sunday nights, too. An excellent time, I think. Then again, I don’t watch football. Maybe you can tape/dvr em?

    Glad you’re enjoying yourself, Mark.

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