Awestruck Wonder

"How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation." Daniel 4:3

My phone bill is rising… August 30, 2008

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While we have to be careful stewards, I am recalling my dear mom saying: “money is like manure: its more useful when one spreads it around”

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Seminary Retreat August 27, 2008

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Wow, seminary life is refreshing and relaxing, don’t let the critics fool you!  If each seminary day is as today, the thought of studying for an extra few years is somewhat inviting.

However, from what we were told in orientation it appears that it would be somewhat of a dream (or strong delusion?) to think that every day will be like today.

Whatever tomorrow brings, today will be held in the category of “precious memories”.  We enjoyed two great messages, another couple devotionals, solid fellowship, not-fast-food, and some invigorating volleyball and soccer to boot!

Thanks to Dr. Beach for moderating the day!

Thanks to Dr. Beach for moderating the day!

Introductions were rather... hilarious

Introductions were rather... hilarious

Pastor Ipema delivered two great messages with a powerful call to faithfully love and carefully do personal ministry. Much...meat...to...contemplate!!!

Pastor Ipema delivered two great messages with a powerful call to faithfully love and serve, being careful in doing personal ministry. Much...meat...to...contemplate!!!

Speaking of meat...the Cedar Lake Christian Conference Center boasts some great eating in a beautfiul setting!

Speaking of meat...the Cedar Lake Christian Conference Center boasts some great eating in a beautfiul setting!

Rev. Vanderhart was excited about playing Volleyball...for most of the game at least...

Rev. Vanderhart was excited about playing Volleyball...for most of the game at least...

One happy couple...

Some happy couples...

I was missing my beloved wife (size of hug exaggerated for pregnancy effect)

I was missing my beloved wife (size of hug exaggerated for pregnancy effect)

Some special quiet moments...

Some special quiet moments...

If you’re interested in seeing more, here’s a slideshow

 

I miss her… August 25, 2008

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The Fun memories

The Fun memories

The happy memories

The happy memories

Amy looks good but didn't feel so good a few minutes later...(motion sickness!!!)

The difficult memories: looking good, but not feeling so well!

The precious memories

The awe-inspiring memories

The awe-inspiring memories

Now we see through a glass dimly
Now we see through a glass dimly. . .

...but then face to face.
…but then face to face.

1 Corinthians 13:12 …now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 

Living separately from Amy as we wait expectantly for our baby girl has been harder than we ever thought it would be.  I can’t wait to see her again, face to face!  Separation from the one you love is not fun, not normal, and not recommended.  It lends itself to lonliness, extended periods of reflection and quite often, a lot of restlessness. 

The spiritual lesson I’m beginning to grasp through this is that all Christians can relate to this.  We are all separated from the one we love most dearly and cling to most nearly.  Jesus is in heaven, and we are on earth. 

Lets pray with renewed resolve: Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus, come quickly.

 

This is what happens to guys who study Greek . . . August 6, 2008

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