Where Did July Go?

Sometimes life’s demands simply cannot be met by being online. July was that kind of a month. After the fantastic time in Korea, our family was able to get some brief time together at our new home before going three separate directions. Now we’re back together, hanging ceiling fans, painting bedrooms, and carving out some margin to reflect on the past and dream about the future. That feels nice. Too much action without reflection puts us on the pathway to poor leadership in every arena.

Today is my daughter’s 15th birthday. Named after two godly Amys of faith (Amy Carmichael and Amy J McGuffey), I ‘m thankful to see her walking in their steps. All three women possess the ability to leave one culture and bring welcoming warmth into new places. Amy’s bubbly joy-filled personality brings light and smiles into the room and into my heart. I’m proud to be her dad. Happy birthday, Amy. Keep walking strong.

May our sons in their youth be like plants full grown,
our daughters like corner pillars cut for the structure of a palace. – Psalm 144:12

Lesson for us: Regularly take time to reflect, celebrate and reload.

By Ken

Dr. Ken Cochrum (DMin, Bethel University) is Vice President of Global Digital Strategies at Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) in Orlando, Florida. An avid cyclist and aspiring guitarist, he also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas and a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He recently co-founded, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies. He previously served as vice president of Cru’s student-led movements worldwide. He and his wife Ann spent 13 years in East Asia where they raised their two children. Ken blogs regularly at

One reply on “Where Did July Go?”

You are so blessed with a daughter like Amy and I’m so blessed to have been able to be good friends with you. And…she’s had a great Dad to look up to 🙂 JIA YOU!! During the first couple of months of this school year…it’s always the hardest time.

In Him and Much Luv,

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