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November 25, 2012

Back from Vacation

Vacation is now over and it's time to start classes again.  I'm looking forward to a new term with new classes, but know it will be a lot of work and a bigger challenge.  At least I had the rest and fun over vacation; hopefully that will last me until Christmas break.  The classes I am taking include Hebrew Readings, Introduction to Historical Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Theology of Missions, and Lutheran Mind.  I'm pretty excited to hit my first M. Div. classes and I pray that God continues to form me and prepare me for the ministry.  I know that there is a lot out there for me to do, I just don't want to screw it up!  That's the good thing about our God though, even if we do screw it up, He has other ways.  I just need to remember that, no pressure.  :)

November 11, 2012


Fundamental Greek
     Status: Complete
Greek Readings
     Status: Complete
Fundamental Hebrew
     Status: Complete

My basic language classes are behind me!  I'm done with them.  I still have Hebrew Readings, but I will also have several other classes that I am GREATLY looking forward to.  Like "Lutheran Mind," and "Theology in Missions," and "Introduction to Historical Theology" to name a few.  I am so excited and so ready to be moving on.  20 of the past 22 week have been in a language and now that's over!  But before the new term, I have two weeks to myself, to spend how I want.  And what am I going to do?  Marie and I are picking up tomorrow and heading South!

Marie has a communication conference in Orlando so were driving there and stopping in Atlanta for a night to have dinner with her brother.  When we're in Orlando, we're going to go to Disney one of the  days.  After a couple of days in Orlando, we're going to so spend the rest of break with her parents at their house on the beach.  I'm excited and really looking forward to the relaxation that the Gulf of Mexico brings.  It will be a good break before classes again.  I probably won't post until after we are back as well, so I pray that you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

November 4, 2012


So, my last blog post was pretty depressing.  I was very discouraged in the moment, and not completely trusting of God.  The truth is, even though it gets discouraging, we are greatly blessed by so many people who help us out financially, and who pray for us, and who just love us.  Besides the donors who we do not know personally, we have a few close friends and some relatives who give to help us get by and to them I am ever thankful.  I am eternally grateful to have the loving, kind, and gracious Lord that we do.  Especially for the patience that He exibis with it because I know it takes a lot!  Life, although difficult, is good.