Tuesday, March 29, 2005

 

Part of the Process

If I haven't mentioned this already, I am studying to become a pastor. I have mentioned before that the purpose of this blog is to bring to light the good work that is being done by Christians throughout the world.

I have not been quite as faithful to this as I hoped for in the beginning. A lot of it has to do with what I alluded to in the previous post: I am a full-time daddy and a full-time student. The latter of which is occupying my time currently.

I am taking a quick "Red Bull" break in order to keep my eyelids from drooping. My daughter kept me running all day today; then I had meetings from 6:30-9:15. Now I am working on some assignments and studying for a test tomorrow.

This is all part of "The Hands and Feet". I have already stated what the original purpose of this blog was; I am thinking I might adjust it to journal about the life of a candidate for ministry. I will pray about this.

Please keep me in your prayers so that I can fulfill the commitments I have made and not get too worn out.

In order to get me through the long days and nights, I always keep this Scripture near my heart: Philippians 4:13-"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (NKJV).

Friday, March 18, 2005

 

Life

Greetings everyone!

The last couple of months have been quite busy. I am a full-time student at Northwestern College and I also take a class at Normandale Community College. This takes up quite a bit of my time.

My primary job, though, is that of a full-time daddy to my beautiful little girl. She is 20 months old and quite a handful!

Our family was at the Minnesota Zoo two weekends ago and Evelyn (our daughter) threw her first temper tantrum in public. I just happened to be about 10 feet away when it happened (my wife was with her). We had decided long ago when this inevitable time came that we would let her finish and realize that she was not going to get her way.

So there she was, crying and laying on the ground, when a woman walked by and said to her friend, "That is why I am never having kids." My first thought was, "but then you miss out on the 95% of stuff that is so incredible and precious!" How many other ventures in life give that kind of return? 95% good; 5% difficult? I would not trade a single day or experience that we have had with Evelyn for anything!

God bless all of the parents out there! Please pray for parents who do not see the joy in their children, but rather that they are a burden.

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