August 29, 2008

Rachel got a blog.

So did Andi.

So did Chrissy.

So did Casey.

So did Kelly.

So did Casey and Kelly.

I’ve been reading some of these for awhile but haven’t linked to them yet. Be advised, there’s been a blogging epidemic. You may be next.

Go forth and read.

I’m Four Teeth Short

August 28, 2008

This morning, those lovely molars that you see were in my mouth. Can’t say that I’m going to miss them though. All in all, today has been FAR easier and less painful then people led me to believe it would be. Some people anyway. Pain hasn’t been an issue at all. It was not being able to feel my tongue, bottom lip, or chin that was the bothersome thing. I thought I knew what numb felt like, but today I realized that I had no idea.  There’s something magical about your girlfriend wiping the mixture of blood, saliva, and water off of your chin because you didn’t feel that you were…well…leaking. The biggest bummer though is I’m supposed to be off of solid foods for a two or three days but I seeing that as an excuse to have a milkshake binge, whatcha think? I knew you’d see it my way. I just have to remember not to use a straw and I think somehow I’ll manage. Honestly though, this beats the heck out of going to work. Today was a lot of sitting on the couch watching DVDs and tomorrow is going to involve sitting on the couch doing a lot of studying. If today is the worst of the pain then shoot, I might look into having this done once a month. If I could just figure out how to grow them back…

The MVP today has to be Rachel. I know, I know. That’s two posts in a row that I’m gonna brag about my girlfriend but I’ll try and keep mushiness to a minimum, honest. She took me to the office this morning, waited in the waiting room until I was done, paid excellent attention to the dental assistant while she tried to explain how Rachel could best take care of me today (Despite my best efforts to make both of them as smiley and giggly as me. Let’s just say that after our first meeting, anesthesia and I get along fantastically.), picked up my meds and a bunch of yummy soft food from Safeway, and has been feeding me, replacing gruesome gauze, and keeping me company all afternoon. After all that, you would crash on my floor too.

Honorable Mention…oh yeah. That Dr. Brownridge guy and all the other people who made it possible for me to have 4 wisdom teeth removed in 45 seconds (In my memory anyway) and for me to leave with smiles and giggles. Good work guys.

My Girlfriend is Cooler Than Yours

August 27, 2008

So here I stand, another night at Dutch Bros., but tonight is different. Rachel brought me dinner. But not just any dinner, a burrito. But not just any burrito, she brought me La Salsa’s secret weapon: El Champion. I’ve got extra respect for a burrito that can stand on its own.

I know what you’re thinking and you’re right. My girlfriend is cooler than yours.

(The purpose of the thumbs up is twofold. First, to showcase my approval. Second, as a reference point in regard to the size of this monster.)


August 18, 2008

I’ve been listening to Alistair Begg messages on pastoral ministry for the last couple weeks and one thing that he said that I’ve been reminded of this week is that expositional preaching is one of the most taxing, exhausting, and rewarding experiences that anyone can do. I say amen on all counts.

I was told today that I should blog about last night’s experience so that I can remember it later. Well after being less than satisfied after my last time teaching, I spent a significantly larger amount of time studying this time. Still not as much as I would like but I’ve got jobs too ya know? It was funny to see how hours passed like minutes while I was studying, even when it was most difficult.

So did I end up doing a better job this time? I dunno. And to be honest, I don’t care so much how smooth my transition between points was or if I was too long or too short. Did people walk away with a greater desire to live for Christ or longing to see Him face to face one day?  (Phil 1:21)  That’s what I care about.

It’s quite a process to get the podcasts up so it’s not up yet, but will be soon. Keep checking here under our night studies.

Reading This Week

August 12, 2008

We started going through Philippians on Sunday and Pat and I are going to be taking turns teaching. So if you think of it, please pray for me in my inexperience.  That being said, to say that I’m enjoying studying would be a severe understatement. Thankfully Pat is letting me use his resources or my experience would be a much different one. You better believe that from now on I’ll be asking for commentaries for Christmas, Birthdays, and all other instances where I might receive gifts.

The fantastic part is I get to start on something that was on my heart recently. Well, after seeing the date on the linked post, I guess it wasn’t so recent after all. No matter, it still feels fresh, which is good. It never ceases to amaze me that no matter how familiar a passage is or how many times we may have studied it, there is always more to learn from it. Praise God for the sufficiency of His word!

WordPress Application

August 7, 2008

I just downloaded a wordpress application on my iPhone. Hopefully it’ll encourage me to blog more often. Two days in a row, that’s a start right?

It Is Well With My Soul

August 5, 2008


When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul. 

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blessed assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul. 

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! 

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Lord, I am far too richly blessed to be anything short of content and thankful. Forgive me for my failures in this regard and please continue to work on me. Thank you for the ability to even praise your name. You are far too good to me. Thank you. Amen.