Patience and Waiting are a Part of Your Work

Just because I want it now, doesn't mean I get it

The last few years, I’ve had some challenges in my journey.

Putting time and energy into projects that fizzle out, or not getting the results I had hoped for.

There were several times where I felt like I had gone down the wrong path completely.

When I arrived at those roadblocks, I didn’t handle them the best way I could.

Instead of learning from my work and trial and error, I would throw in the towel instead.

Paris Clock by Lesly Juarez

I’d cocoon myself. I’d fill my time with distractions. Seeing what other people were doing on Facebook. Or prioritizing lower level tasks that had nothing to do with moving forward on important and meaningful projects in my life.

Or a finding a million other distractions because I hurt and felt defeated. At times I felt like I wanted to take a 3-hour nap… all the time. I didn’t want to feel the pain of disappointment. (more…)

How I Learned God’s Plans Are Better Than Mine

After my recent trip to Slovenia, I asked with wonder "How did I get here?"

This last month, I had some incredible moments.

Young men and women singing “Melody of Change” on an impromptu stage in Slovenia.

Melody of Change Slovene Style from Kevin Gregg on Vimeo.

A few days later, I was looking at my wife and son who had arrived in Slovenia to see the student’s performance. It felt like a dream come true to see them talking with students during our final get together picnic.

A few days after that, I was standing in the St. Peter’s Basilica and looking at the glorious presentation of the stained glass window depicting The Holy Spirit.

I got to ask myself the question, “How did I get here?” (more…)