I don’t know why I named this post “What is and what should never be.” I guess I have Led Zeppelin on the brain.
This post is simply a personal update and a request (and opportunity) for my readers to introduce themselves (especially my newer readers, but you regulars can join in also).
So, what’s going on in my life? Well, many of my regularly readers know, I’m working on a book right now. (See my post “Scripture… As We Live It Book Project.”) I’m hoping that when I finish the book (early next year), I will be able to do less web development and finish my dissertation.
Also, I’ve recently applied for a job in Raleigh. A friend told me about the job, and I was surprised at how well it fit with my experience (both computer experience and academic experience). I’m still praying that I get called in for an interview.
Almost two months ago, in a post called “A change in diet and exercise for me… and for the church,” I said that the doctor had recently counseled me to change my lifestyle, or I would be headed toward an unhealthy life. In response, Margaret and I both changed what and how we ate and started walking for exercise working up to 5×50 minutes per week. We’re both doing well on the diet and exercise, and we’re happy with the results so far.
Over the last 3-4 weeks, I’ve worked up from walking to running. I’ve been able to run 5k (3.1 miles) several times, and I’m working on my pace now. I’m hoping to run in a 5k race in just over a month. (By the way, Margaret is also starting to run a little. We did not think she’d be able to run because she had ankle surgery a few years ago.)
I’ve had a few opportunities to teach recently. Just a few days ago, Dave Black asked me to teach on the Book of Acts in his New Testament class. (See my post “Lecture Notes: The Church by Example in the Book of Acts.”) I’m also teaching a high school level Latin course for a homeschool coop. And, I’ve had several opportunities to teach the church when we gather together on Sunday mornings. This teaching is primarily discussion-oriented, which is more difficult for me.
On the other hand, I think God is also teaching me to listen and learn more when others teach, especially when the church is meeting. I don’t know if it’s just me, but as a teaching, I love to teach. I must make sure that I’m spending at least as much time learning from others. (I’m glad that I have that opportunity when we meet with the church.)
So, that’s what’s happening in my life.
Now, it’s your turn. What not tell me and my readers something about yourself? Give us a chance to get to know you. Also, share what God is doing in your life or struggles you’ve been having so that we can pray for you.