Excited for Mumford and thankful for a cool wife

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I am excited to see Mumford & Sons in concert tonight at Merriweather Post Pavilion. I am also really thankful for an awesome wife who is willing to attend the outdoor concert (in 90 degree heat), while being 7 and a half months pregnant. She is a good woman!

This is one of my favorite Mumford lyrics:

It seems that all my bridges have been burned,
But you say that’s exactly how this grace thing works
It’s not the long walk home that will change this heart,
But the welcome I receive with the restart

Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford & Sons

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Final Semester of Grad School!

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I started my final semester of graduate school tonight. I will complete my MBA from The George Washington School of Business in three short months! Between now and then I need to write a complete business plan. I will also have the opportunity to enter my plan into several cash prize competitions if I decide to move forward with it.

Now I just need to figure out which idea I am going to run with.

Lincoln Heights – Deanwood Neighorhood Dream Walk

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I spent the morning walking through the Lincoln Heights Dwellings (DC Housing Authority) and other neighborhoods close-by with a group of friends dreaming about how to serve DC’s needy neighborhoods. Our group definitely looked a little out of place as we walked the neighborhoods, but I was filled with excitement as I thought about how we could bless these neighborhoods by reaching out and showing God’s love through acts of compassion.

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We learned about Suburban Gardens, an amusement park for African Americans who were not allowed entry into Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, MD. The park was in existence from 1921 to 1940, and the Merritt Middle School building sits on part of the grounds of the long-gone amusement park.