I've got to give a shout-out to one of my new favorite people on the blogger scene- Mike Mathews. Actually, this is one of my favorite people in the history of the world. Mike and Patti Mathews have been friends of my parents/family for years, and they have both made significant investments in my life. I can't think of a major life/career/spiritual decision that didn't involve Mike in some way. He's got tons of experience and wisdom, and encouragement flows out of his mouth constantly.
He's recently taken a new post as Director of Education at First Baptist Pearland in Texas, and he's building so many amazing discipleship opportunities there that it's making my head spin!
I started this post to introduce you to a new blogger, but as I keep writing, I feel like I just need to give honor to this incredible father in the faith in my life. He's definitely been a Paul in my life, and I'm so thankful that he's only a phone call or email away.
Take some time to think of the people who have invested in your life. Then send them a note of thanks for their influence.