It has been a LONG time since we've posted. About a month and a half. You know what else happened about a month and a half ago? If you guessed we had a baby, you'd be right! Weird coincidence, Levi being born and us not posting, I know. Anyway, since that time life has been busy.
Levi was baptized September 8th at my fieldwork congregation and I was able to help with the baptism. September 9th, the next day, classes started back up. I am in Synoptic Gospels (studying Matthew, Mark, and Luke and theories about their relationship to each other), Worship (where I am learning how to plan and lead a service), Systematics I (where I am having Lutheran theology and thinking being crammed into my head), and Marriage and Family Care (where I am learning to care and counsel marriages and families, which is a COMPLETELY different approach than just counseling individuals). I am really enjoying all of those classes.
As far as fieldwork goes, one of the returning fourth years came back to Our Savior. I AM NO LONGER ALONE!!!!! I have started teaching the youth Bible study and I am taking them through the articles of the Augsburg Confession. We have talked about God in Trinity and original sin. They seem to be enjoying it, especially since I used Lutheran Satire's St. Patrick's Bad Analogies video when talking about the Trinity. Anyway, my supervisor met with the other fieldworker and myself to plan out the schedule, and I am officially on the preaching schedule!!!! I am really excited to start preaching.
Being a dad is the best thing in life right now, though. Levi is growing up so fast it's amazing to watch, but I don't want him to grow up too fast. I know I must cherish the days when I can hold him in my arms and let him fall asleep on my chest. I just pray that God helps me be the parent that Levi needs. Anyway, that's life right now. School, fieldwork, and parenting. Oh yeah, and Oktoberfest is Friday. Hopefully I planned well enough that it will go off without a hitch.