And here is my annual post. Actually, I think it's more like tri-annual or something like that. Anyway, I thought I would post and say hello to all those people I haven't said hello to in a really long time.
... boy that's an old picture I have up. I'll try to update that in about 3 years or so.
Lindsey (my wife for those of you who don't know) and I are living in Ohio now. We have been up here for about a year. Things got pretty tough there for a while and life was dull and nasty. But, things are looking up for 2009.... I hope. Anyway we've been doing well... no babies... no cats... one guinepig and a chinchilla.
Christmas was good this year. We both made out like bandits. Money is always the greatest gift a person can give, and we got some! I went out and immediatly started shopping for Airsoft stuff, that's my new hobby.
I guess, that's about all the new info I have. There's so much that has happened since the last time I posted it's not worth trying to write it all down, so... God bless you all and I'll see you in 3 years (...or more... maybe).
"If you have a woman in your house she might break your things and still want to shop." -Lindsey Boaz
I love being married to her!
-'til next year... Take care all!!!
You guys are all crazy!!! I LOVE YOU ALL!! It is amazing how attached people are to their computers. I try not to be to mine, but I end up hurting my friends feelings because I won't spend endless hours on my computer. Is that crazy or what? It is amazing how tied we all are to technology. And the plain fact is, I couldn't imagine life without my computer, I use it too often.
Things in Orlando...
The work here in Orlando has kept me from being able to posts endless amounts of information on the internet about my life. To update the entire world on my situation here in Orlando in ten words or less: I'm busy beyond belief!! But it's all good! Since I arrived here this past summer three people have been added to the church. Two of which are studying with me in order to better understand the God whom they serve. I have had a lot of success in teaching this past summer. The congregation here seems to be edified by my sermons. I hear a lot of "I never thought of it that way before" or "I've never heard that before" which makes me feel like I am doing a good job. However, the real truth of the matter is I am just preaching what I have heard taught to me all my life and what I have come to believe is really the truth about the Bible story (for further reading see Gen 1-Rev 22). Though I might joke and claim how I am doing so well down here, I might also note that I am a very young and inexperienced preacher who has little clue as to whether he is doing a good job or not. The fact of the matter remains that I am just a man and it is not me who is great but God and His words which have been repeated out of my mouth. I am but a servant of God most high and do not intend to take credit for the things that I preach.
Things in Tampa...
All of you Florida College junkies out there would be glad to know that things in Tampa are amazingly coolish. I make a trip to tampa every week to attend a bible study there at the house of Stephanie Black. Although she is not there this summer, her roomates still keep up the good work of the Lord. We meet over at their house and we sing for an hour and then we have a study for another hour. It is really edifying. We have been studying passages out of the Old Testament this summer. I think this is probably one of the best themes we have ever developed. Patrick Halbrook gave many great talks to us about several passages that I had never thought about in that way before. He and his wife have now moved to NC. We will miss them very much.
In other events, for those of you who do not know I bought a car recently. That's right, the old truck is gone. It is sad... but not that sad. I am really happy to have my new Honda CR-V. It is a very nice vehicle to get me from place to place and to carry around passengers. No more sitting in the hot back end of the truck, y'all will ride with style now!
Any who, those are the events of my life. I finally posted. Hope you enjoy.
I figure I will leave you with a biblical thought...
When you ask God for something in your prayers are you praying believing that God will do it???? Or are you praying believing that God already has done it? Which one is Biblical faith? How did Jesus Pray? How did the Psalmist pray? Think about it and read about it and ponder the question, "With what kind of faith should I pray?"
everyone should note that I do not change the pictures on my blog... in fact I need to find out who does, so that I can either thank them, or get mad at them.. I haven't decided which yet.