the account of my journey from being a college student to youth pastor... and beyond

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Paternal Visit

My Dad called this afternoon and said he would like to come visit. Rather short notice, but I (we) will not turn our parents away. I know that I'm about all my dad has; besides his three grandchildren. I hope everything's ok, I thought he had a steady job, but I guess he got some time off to go visit his mom. I'm glad I'm taking Crisis Counseling, I feel like I've not only learned about myself and how I've not handled crisis the best way, but also in helping counsel people through their own crises. My dad really is going through a crisis and I hope that I can help him. I don't expect my words to be life changing, but I know that just being a loving listener is something that he doesn't even have. "Lord, I pray that you would be more real to my dad than ever before. I know he's made an effort in his relationship with You and has grown closer to You, but he really needs You right now. Please protect him as he travels. Protect him on the road and in his mind as he tries to sort through things. Please give him hope for a brighter tomorrow. I ask all these things in Jesus' name."

Monday, November 28, 2005

sickness and stuff

Being sick really stinks; sometimes quite literally! I spent my Thanksgiving on the toilet. I finally felt better on Sat., but Eli and Sarah were still not feeling well. Anna is sick again (hers is more like a cold) - so life is not really fun around here right now.

In two weeks we will be in the home stretch of preparing for our move - and finishing my finals. We are so looking forward to moving! Money has been tight for us since I quit my job a while back, but it looks like we're going to make it. We already got the kids' Christmas presents, but Anna and I may have to hold off for each other until I start getting paid after we move.

Good news on the school-front: I'm almost done reading one of my books for a class! That leaves about 3 more books that I have to read.

(BTW, the pic above is not of me sick, it's of me wrestling with Eli last week.)

Well, that's it for me today; tomorrow's a busy day full of studying and classes, so I'll probably be back after a while.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


Hey, it's my first post, obviously. One of the first things that you'll find out about me is that I'm a bad speller. I try, but anyway.

My plan for this blog is to be an account of my countdown toward college graduation and the process of adapting to the real world.

There's about three weeks left of my last semester. I have a ton of reading to do. I don't think I'll get it all done, but it won't keep me from graduating. I know I'm going to be busy, but maybe I'll have a chance to catch up on my reading later. ;-)