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Various and Sundry

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in personal | Comments Off

Various and Sundry

My wife, Margaret, and my daughter, Miranda, are hoping to start working with a local food pantry today. They met the lady who runs the food pantry last year, and this year our families are in a homeschool co-op together. They’re both looking forward to providing food for people who are in need. Margaret is encouraging me to get involved as well, especially since they need people who can talk to those who come to the food pantry. I hope it works out that I can help as well.

Greek Study Club was great! There were three people (one man and two women) who had never studied Greek before. There were also several of us who had studied Greek. For our first meeting, we talked about the format, and we took turns teaching the Greek alphabet. I was encouraged that several people said they like the idea that we would be teaching each other. And, if new people start in a few weeks, then the people who are just learning Greek will be helping to teach them.

The only thing that I have to say about immigration or burning Qur’ans is this: They will know us by our love.

Summer is almost over… and this was a crazy summer for us. My wife, Margaret, had a 10cm (benign) ovarian cyst removed. I went to Ethiopia for two weeks. My father found out he has prostate cancer, had surgery, and found out that the surgery did not remove all the cancer.

Speaking of cancer… BeckyLynn Black continues to struggle with cancer in a way that both admonishes me and exhorts me to trust God more.

I’m still working in web development, and it’s taking two jobs to make ends meet. I would prefer to be teaching in a college somewhere. (hmmm… trust God)

I have two speaking engagements in the month of October. I’m speaking about shepherding in the New Testament for an associational pastors breakfast, and I’m guest lecturing on the book of Hebrews for a New Testament class in a local community college.

I’m working on a couple of projects. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do both right now. So, I’m trying to decide which of the two to start first.

Well, that’s about all for now. Just a few thoughts that I wanted to share with my online friends. Feel free to share your thoughts, happenings, concerns, etc. in the comments.