Wow, 27 days since I’ve posted. I guess that should tell you all how busy I’ve been. This semester has proven itself to be quite the time sucker. I’m balancing full time school, full time work, and now a pregnant wife. All have presented their share of difficulties and issues to deal with. Here’s an update on each:
School: last week was the week from Sheol. I had a sermon to do on Tuesday, which took probably over 20 hours of prep and made me skip a friends bachelor party weekend in the mountains. Then I had a class presentation later on Tuesday, a book and a paper due on Wednesday, a book and paper due on Thursday, and then an exam on Friday. Now I’m trying to get everything done in time for my sister and nephew to come out and visit.
Work: it’s going great, but there is a lot to do. Our Wednesday nights are doing really well. About a year ago we had four or five kids on a Wednesday night and this fall we had over 30 kids out. We’ve started a series in I John in High school, James in Jr High and then a series on finances in High School on Sundays. We have a couple big events coming up in the next couple of weeks: Ice Skating and Lazer Tag on Saturday and then a Battle of the Bands on next Saturday. We have a staff meeting this Sunday and our Pray ‘n Praise Sunday night. I love my job and just wish that I had more time to commit to it. Soon enough.
Wife: we’ve come across some issues, but everything is ok. We’ve had a few scares this past couple of weeks, but God has proven Himself faithful again and again. The first sermon I preached in my class was about trusting the Lord in times of trouble and He has definitely given me plenty of opportunity to live that out. The wife is ok now and is resting on bed rest for the rest of the week. We had the opportunity to get a 25 minute ultrasound on a good machine on Saturday. I say she’s doing all of this on purpose so she can keep seeing the baby. We saw it a lot and it was just kicking back with the occasional poke, probably trying to claw its way out.
So as you see, things have been a little crazy. I’ve had plenty of things that I’ve wanted to put on, but just haven’t got the opportunity. Hopefully I will be able to do those soon enough. soon enough.