So, I'm trying to come up with ideas for some blogs. I was given the idea to start a blog or two for some potential income, but I haven't come up with an idea of a blog to write. Therefore, hit me with your ideas!
For those of you interested I have started a blog on tumblr. so far I am updating it once a week with some of the articles I wrote over the summer during my preacher internship. I'm working on newer articles as well to stay in the habit of writing them. The address is: http://hobopreacher.tumblr.com/
Also, if you wish to follow my twitter feed you will be updated as to when I post on my tumblr. My twitter is: j_clev
Well, as of this coming Sunday my summer internship will be finished. It's insane that I've been here since May 8th, and it's almost over! Time flew by, and I really am grateful to God for this summer. I have been invited to stay on at Northwest until the end of September, and then we will meet again to discuss my plans. This Friday I am meeting with them, and I'm going to present them with my current plan. I'm also going to be meeting with the preacher and elders at a church in St. Paul sometime in the next week or so.
My sermon this past Sunday night was a very different one for me. I've never tried one like it before, and I got some really good responses about it. I hope it impacted people the same way it did me.
I am preparing some material for the High school class on the book of Jude. It's a new thing for me to make class material, but I'm enjoying it. Jude is a tough book to really grasp, but I am hoping I can bring out the practical message in it for the teens. (Jude 1:3-4)
The hardest part of this summer has been the lack of sleep. I'm almost always tired and fighting to stay awake. Part of this is my own fault, but it is also from the work I have to do. If anyone ever tells you a preacher has it easy, don't listen to them. If a preacher tells you he has plenty of time to get everything done either he is very disciplined, or he's not really working very hard. (Just my opinion.) As hard as I've been working, it's not nearly as hard as Andy or Rick are working. It impresses me so much that they do as much as they do. They are such great men to learn from. I hope and pray I can stay here longer and continue to learn from them.
Next week I fly back to ABQ for the weekend for Claire's first birthday! It will be the first time since she was born last year that all of us are together again. (I haven't seen Eli since August last year, and I haven't seen Sam since Christmas!) She took her first steps the other day, and she is already starting to learn some words. Pretty soon she'll be talking our ears off! I can't wait!
These words were penciled on the wall of a narrow room in an insane asylum by a man said to have been demented: "Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made; were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade. To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry; nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky."
Well, one week down, 12 more to go. I've been to 6 studies this week, which was a blast. It is a little unfortunate that I am starting to feel sick this afternoon, but it seems like that is because of a change in climate and a strenuous schedule. This Sunday I go up to Pine City, which is even closer to Canada than I am right now. I'll be talking about Samuel's farewell address to Israel and what it means to us today. It's, hopefully, gonna be a good one. Also, hopefully my first article is a good one.
I leave NM on Thursday. Win.