At the time it didn’t seem like a good thing—moving seven times in the first seventeen years of my life. The moves always seemed to come at awkward times of development for me—first grade, sixth grade, ninth grade; but the last was the most exasperating because it was just before my senior year in high school. It was extremely unsettling, to move into a new state, new community, and to know no one in my new high school. Instead of being bitter, I resolved to rise up to the new opportunities presented to me. Someone once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond.” These changes prepared me for a traveling lifestyle I had no clue about as a youngster, an itinerant lifestyle of ministry.