February 2014

I know, I know. It’s already been March for almost a week. But I’m just now getting around to looking back on last month and writing it all out. I’m sorry. This month just snuck up on me. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t bother to know what day it is.

Anyway, February was an exciting, exhausting month. It may be the shortest month of the year, but I filled it with lots of fun and memories. Cool stuff is happening in my ministry, my education, and just my life in general! Here’s what happened to me in February.

I started the month off right: neon bowling with my Merge Ministry friends. I am so thankful for all the fun and fellowship I have with my friends in Merge and my entire Cavanaugh Church family. Running the Merge website and being plugged in at church have been such amazing experiences for me, and I cannot say enough how glad I am to have my church be such a central part of my life.

As far as school goes, I’ve mostly just been working on my thesis. I made a point every day to do something to get me a little closer to that 25 page/8,000 word goal, and I’m making progress. I’m a little over halfway done with the first draft, which is due in two and a half weeks. That means I’ll have a complete draft of my senior thesis soon!

I also got some exciting news about my future educational plans. I’ve already announced my plans to attend Truett Seminary at Baylor University next fall to begin working on my Master of Divinity. And now I’m happy to share that I have been awarded a full-ride scholarship! It’s called the University Minister’s Scholarship, and I am so blessed and thankful that God has given me this opportunity to earn my degree without going into debt.

Valentine’s Day was this month, and I spent it with the coolest person I know: my nephew Aiden! I watched him while my parents went out to dinner, and we had a lot of fun. We ordered a pizza, watched TV, and played. I can’t think of any other way I would have rather spent my Valentine’s Day than that.

Another big thing that happened this month was my haircut. It was pretty dramatic. I had been growing my hair out for six months, but I finally decided it was time to tame it. My mom cut off around 3.5 inches of hair, and it really made a difference. I look more clean-cut now, and I definitely appreciate how much more manageable my hair is. Don’t expect me to bring back the ridiculously long look for a while.

On February 22, we celebrated my great-grandmother’s 90th birthday. She had a great time seeing family and friends come in from all over. It was so nice to celebrate her life with her and see my dad’s side of the family. We all really enjoyed it.

I spent the last day of February at Camp Beaverfork, one of my favorite places in the world. I had the honor of preaching the Friday night service at the teen retreat. It was the biggest crowd I had ever preached for, and I was scared to death, but God spoke through me, and it was an awesome experience. I love preaching God’s word, and I can’t wait to do it more and more.

So there you have it. A small glimpse into what I’ve been up to this past month. March is already off to a crazy start, but I’ll save that for my March life update. Be looking out for plenty of blog posts and Stuff Devon Likes articles between now and then. Thank you for keeping up with my life. Enjoy my February 1 Second Everyday video below, and feel free to contact me and let me know what you’ve been up to!