Journal

Journal update…

Wednesday, 3:42 PM This has already been a long week. I have spent Monday and Tueday carrying over 300 boxes of books. On a more pleasant note, I was encouraged by Renee Altson’s participation in the comment section of my review of her book. I truly encourage all to read through her journal. It will be a difficult, but transformative experience.This morning Professor Chuck Degroat likened the Beatitudes of Matthew 5 as unto eating the dust of our Lord. Faithful disciples of the rabbis would follow so closely to them that it is said that they tasted the dust from their rabbi’s sandals in front of them. Likewise, our call is to follow our Lord so closely that we taste His dust. This life of allegiance and meekness is a hard one indeed.

Weekend Finally Here…

Saturday 10:56AM After a long week of studies and work, the weekend has finally arrived. It began early this morning with a back adjustment from my chiropractor. I have some Hebrew and Greek to work on today. Perhaps I will get a little more Kuyper reading done. I will be starting his third lecture on Calvinism and Politics.

Long day ahead…

7:08Am One of the advantages of rising at 5:30AM is the enjoyment of beginning a new day ahead of over 70% of the population; a fresh start and a fresh walk in the empty streets. I have some Kuyper and Van Til reading to do after work this morning.

Here is a glorious reference from my sermon’s text yesterday: And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27�And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

Journal: An early start

7:08Am One of the advantages of rising at 5:30AM is the enjoyment of beginning a new day ahead of over 70% of the population. A fresh start and a fresh walk in the empty streets. I have some Kuyper and Van Til reading to do after work this morning.Here is a glorious reference from my sermon’s text yesterday: And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

Saddened…

Thursday, 8:38AM
Saddened to hear about the death of D. James Kennedy.
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The big day

Yes, this is the big day. In a few hours I will have four less teeth. Suffice to say, I will not be blogging today.

Back to school…

Back to classes and finally back to New Life PCA. I have been absent for a couple of weeks since I had spoken in Palm Harbor. It was great to see familiar faces again. This morning, I finished the series on the Attributes of God. After 18 lessons, we concluded a successful series. I pray it was helpful.

On a great note, one family at our church has returned from China with their new 7-year-old adopted boy. He seemed a bit timid among so many Americans…further, without being able to communicate. I am sure after some time he will be speaking better English than most of us. What a beautiful picture of sovereign adoption!

From Whom all blessings flow…

As I am finishing my last exam ( a take-home exam due on June 11th; yes, it is a Steve Brown exam) I cannot but stop and adore my faithful God. Once again He has shown Himself faithful, and I, once again have proven to be unworthy. As I began the semester with the burden of 19 credits, I truly believed that I was doomed to failure. Now, with only 20 credits remaining, my overabundance of words is not enough to praise my faithful Lord. Soli Deo Gloria.

Anniversary!

My lovely wife and I are celebrating four years together today the 17th. God has blessed me beyond measure with a wife whose commitment and passion for God is a constant encouragement. May God be praised!

Resurrection Sunday

After a glorious Sunday liturgy and preaching, we had a fabulous meal with the most sublime wine and very pleasant fellowship. He is risen!