Not going to add any news for now, just wanted to share a six week ultrasound. The yellow line represents the length of the baby which is five millimeters. The round circe next to it is the yolk sack which is where all of its organs will come from. If it's a boy, it will be named William Bryce(for all you gamecock fans out there you know what that means)and if it's a girl her name will be Savannah Grace. Just wanted to share. Love you guys.
Ok, well I apologize it has been so long since my last post. Not a whole lot has happened in a month. The work at Airport continues to go well, and everyone seems to be happy and edified. I preached two sermons on Sunday that were somewhat meaty...Sunday AM was on What the Bible really says about the Anti-Christ, and Sunday PM was asking the question, Can I become a Christian in a denomination. They were some of the meatier sermons that I've preached since i've been here, and they kinda wore me out, but everyone responded well to them. We have had alot of visitors recently, and are hoping to start working on several family members of members here that are not Christians. All in all, for our third month completed, everything is going well.
In other news, Elizabeth and I found out last week that we are due to have a baby in 9 months or so. It's really exciting. We are supposed to go to the doctor tomorrow to have the official test done and all that and so on and so forth. Can any of you see me as a dad?? No, neither can I, but I guess I better get used to it. I think Liz will make a great mom, so that will be one plus that this baby will have when it gets here. She babysat a baby in TX from one month old to 7 months old, and that really helped her get an idea of what it will be like. Of course, it always different when its YOUR baby. Anyway, please be praying for everything to go well tomorrow and through the pregnancy.
Ohhh well, that's enough news for this blog. Forgive me if I don't update as quickly as others, but I do read the responses...songboy, your constant demands that I post do not go unnoticed.
"None that I am conscious of, except of course, happy birthday...surely the best of times"
I don't know why, but I have found myself quoting that line over and over again in my head the past few days...and I've never even read a Tale of Two Cities. I don't know...Have you ever had that feeling where you know you need to do something, but just aren't sure what it is? I am happy to be out of Texas, and yet...I feel lost somehow. Maybe the moving every year is taking its toll...I haven't had time to really establish myself anywhere. Liz and I have been moving since we've been married. Seems like as soon as I start to figure out some things, I end up changing scenery. Hopefully Liz and I can stay put for a while now. I find myself thinking of Joe alot lately, not really sure why. I miss his pushing me to improve, how we could look at each other and know what the other was thinking. I miss beating him in arguments and thereby proving to be the higher intellect...ha! It's funny how that the older I get, there are some things that I can remember even more vividly than before, and somethings that used to be so vivid but not anymore and Liz has to remind me. It's also funny how that the older you get the more you remember back to events in life and wish they could have lasted longer, or you could have slapped yourself and told yourself to not take it for granted. Like that last semester at FC... "Maybe its not about an empty house...but about that empty chair on the bridge of the Enterprise" I feel as though so many things are just out of focus, just out of reach. If I could just get everything in line...it doesn't make much sense to me either, but it's how I'm feeling and it's almost 4 AM. Can't sleep, and don't really want to. One of the great things about a blog is I can talk, y'all can listen, and then we all just shake our heads wondering what it was all about and then move on. Prayer is such a wonderful gift, also - You can tell Him everything you're feeling and thinking, without even knowing necessarily what it is that is bothering you, and then in the morning you feel right as rain. "...the peace that passes all understanding..." Ahh, yes, well I suppose I have blabbed long enough, and given most of you a headache. I think I will go to bed now...I'm feeling better. I love you guys, and please drop me a line and let me know how everyone is doing. And one last quote as a parting gift...those of you who recognize the context will understand the meaning. "To the undiscovered country..." May it be good and blessed for all of us.
It's really hot here in SC. Supposed to be up over 100 this week. It's almost too hot to wear dress suits to church---almost. Everything is going well. Not much to report on this end. The church here has puchased a powerpoint projector which I used Sunday. I was trained on it in TX, and have learned that it can be a great tool. Everyone seemed to really like it. I think it will help alot with all of the children we have...it gives them something to look at. Anyway, like I said, not much else going on. It's like Liz was saying, for some reason we have become boring... I'm not sure how, or why. One could blame a lack of funds, but when we were at FC we didn't need money to have a good time...if worst ever came to worst, we could always go to the river and laugh at Stumpy. Or go make fun of Doy...or any number of other things, but now...there's nothing. Everyone is married, some with children, and no one has money...LOL...oh well. I'm just missing all my friends out there. I love you guys.
Hello all! We have moved into an apartment in Columbia and started the work with the saints at Airport. So far everything is going well. I have had several studies already and look forward to more. It has taken awhile to unpack, and we are still unpacking boxes, but we're getting there. It's nice to be back in the South. There are aspects of Texas I am missing, particularly the way in which the traffic is planned - South Carolina's traffic planning leaves much to be desired. The good thing is that the population of the entire state is about as much as lives in Houston, so there isn't as much traffic as Houston. Anyway, I guess it is a weird thing to miss. Liz is doing well. She misses home, but is also enjoying being here. Can't think of much more to say - looking forward to hearing from all of you!