Well, We're Back: Sweet Home... Oregon
Brett and I have just returned home to the Northwest after completing our two-month internship with Justice Tom Parker of the Alabama Supreme Court. The opportunity to work with Justice Parker and his staff was a gift beyond what we had imagined beforehand.
Justice Parker is a great example for rebelutionaries of a godly leader. Our admiration and respect for him and the work he is doing in Alabama greatly increased during our time under his leadership. Not only is he a justice who fears God more than man, but he has also surrounded himself with staff members who share his vision to combat judicial activism, to restore the historic foundations of law, and to raise up future generations to do the same.
The privilege of working alongside such powerful Christian legal minds — men whose credentials are too lengthy to mention here — was a tremendous blessing. We have no doubt that the knowledge, understanding, and ability that we gained through our time at the Court will prove invaluable as we continue to seek God's will for our lives.
We were also blessed during our time "down South" through fellowship with many godly individuals and families, each of whom God used to deeply impact both Brett's and my life — and particularly through the godly counsel and care of the family whose household we joined while in Montgomery.
God used our time there to convict us of many inconsistencies in our own lives, to expose gaps in the way we thought about many things, and to reveal weaknesses and build strength. The entire trip was truly a life-changing experience.
Another significant impact of the trip was in regards to The Rebelution. Many of the messages written about here — particularly our slogan Do Hard Things™ — are still in the developmental stages. Although neither of us has had time to post much over the past few weeks, we have been giving a great deal of study, thought, and prayer to the many aspects encompassed by a genuinely rebelutionary mindset.
It's exciting how much clearer our vision and understanding has become over the past two months. Now that we're home, we have to decide how to best communicate that understanding — and more importantly, how to change our own lives to be more consistent with that understanding.
Our specific plans for the next year are quite "up in the air." There are a lot of very exciting possibilities, but nothing is 100% confirmed. For now, Brett and I have decided to take a break from blogging for the remainder of the year — to spend time with our family, to discuss the future with our parents, and to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Please be praying for both us and our parents as we seek God's will in making several life-shaping decisions for the next year. We look forward to resuming regular posting in 2006. We also predict that there will be several exciting announcements made next month that you will not want to miss.
For now, we encourage all of you to focus your gaze on the "reason for the season" — Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, come to earth as a ransom for our sins. To Christ — the rebelutionary's Commander in Chief — be all honor and glory and might forever and ever.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Alex and Brett Harris