hippo birdies two meece
Tuesday May 24th 2005, 6:31 pm
Filed under: personal

42 years ago today, i came kicking and screaming into the world. the first decade and a half were reasonably normal (great family, great church, all that). but it’s been a wild ride since then, including a path to ys that involved four churches, a painful resignation and a more painful firing, a few successes and countless failures. i honestly feel like i’m not quite hitting my stride, but i can see it from here. it’s truly baffling to me that god has me in this place — there are so many who could do a better job than me. but i am more confident than ever that god does have me here, which gives me the confidence to lean into it and enjoy the ride.

i’m writing from a beach house in oceanside, california (45 minutes north of san diego), where the ys management team is working through a dozen strategic questions about our future. and it’s good. ooh, it’s good.

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Happy B-Day. Tell us the story about the time you got fired and about the time you resigned. I might have read this before in one of your ariticles, but if you have time would you induldge us, please Grandpa…just one more war story!

Comment by Brian Edwards 05.24.05 @ 9:27 pm

happy birthday marko… i love being 42, although i will be 43 by the end of the summer…42 has been a very good year! hope the same for you! enjoy the R & R–you need it!

Comment by susie albert miller 05.24.05 @ 9:38 pm

i’ll tell the two stories, brian — sometime soon

Comment by marko 05.24.05 @ 9:59 pm

b-day good, beach good, me=a little jealous, it was almost 90 here today

Comment by Andrew Seely 05.25.05 @ 12:29 am

Happy birthday, Marko! I hope you have a good one. :)

Comment by Amy 05.25.05 @ 12:43 am

Happy birthday Marko… may God bless your continuing journey

Comment by Danish Slaveboy 05.25.05 @ 2:24 am

You are going into 42 quite well my friend, Happy Birthday! I am praying for your meetings. Blessings on YouthSpecialties. Peace.

Comment by Mike King 05.25.05 @ 4:53 pm

Happy Birthday, Marko. And, many, many more.

Comment by Claudia Burney 05.25.05 @ 9:04 pm

hey you! happy birthday! sorry i missed it tuesday! keep celebrating as long as you can! it was great to be with you and jeannie in nashville and i am really looking forward to the fall!

Comment by lillylewin 05.26.05 @ 9:08 am

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