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Thursday, November 29, 2007

My Apologies

I just wanted to let my faithful readers know that I am still alive. I apologize for my lack of posts. As you all already know I've been keeping incredibly busy with my research, other course work and TGI Friday's.
The good news is yesterday I starting really believing that I am going to graduate in 16 days. As I am writing my final paper, it is beginning to sink in that I'm almost done! As much as I haven't always enjoyed the process of doing research this semester, I'm very thankful for the experience. I didn't think I was ever going to say that, but I really have learned a lot.
I am currently taking a break from editing the draft I just finished writing of my final paper. As of now it is 39 pages. However, after I get some feedback from my professor I'm sure I will be adding another 10 pages on to it.
Well that's all for now, sorry it's just about my paper but it has been one of the primary sources of thought for me over the last few days. I will post more interesting stuff later!


Some Random Updates:
* Matt and Nancy are engaged! We are so excited for this and have been waiting for it for sooooo long :) The wedding will be sometime this summer!
* Kyle presented his Philosophy paper last night and I thought it went very well. His presentation was supposed to be twenty minutes, but people had so many questions that it was almost an hour long! His topic was presuppositional theology. I would explain what that is but I'm still not 100% clear on that :) A copy of his presentation is available here.
* Michael and Rachel's baby is due between May 20th and 26th. Rachel had her first ultra sound on Monday and we got to see the pictures.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Another thing

You know what bothers me. Christmas music is my FAVORITE and we only get to listen to it/sing it for a month every year. I just thought of that. On the other hand, on the day after Thanksgiving TGI Fridays puts in our Christmas CD of 16 TERRIBLE Christmas songs and plays them over and over and over again. They are all secular Christmas songs so that's part of the reason they are annoying.
That's all,

A Post From Rachel!

I have had a really productive day so far. Kyle had to be at school a little early this morning (8:30) to work on a group assignment so I've had the morning to myself. Usually I sleep in too late on Thursdays because I'm tired from closing two nights in a row and because Wednesday is my big class day. However, today I went to the rec center and then came home, cleaned up our apartment and spent some time reading. It bothers me when I don't feel like I've accomplished much during the day before I go to work at 4:00 pm. I don't get home until 11:00 or 11:30 and by that time the day is pretty much over.
Megan is coming over in a little while, I'm looking forward to catching up with her. We haven't seen much of each other this semester.
I'm really looking forward to being done with school. It's weird to think that I only have a month left as a student. It will be nice to be able to spend more time doing "wifely" things around the apartment. Well that's all for now! Sorry my post doesn't have much substance today, but hey at least I posted something :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Uncreative Title

Well Rachel is out cold right now, she's napping. I am hoping to wake her up shortly so we can go to a movie, but I think that may be an impossible task. I figured I would take this time to quickly update our blog, which for those of you who read, we apologize for the inconsistency.
We had a great day yesterday over in Austin visiting Rachel's family. We never get to see family quite as often as we would like. It was a good day of relaxation and hanging with the in-laws.
We have our much anticipated Thanksgiving break coming up next week. It will be a busy time but we trust a good time shared in the company of friends and family.
Not much interesting happens in our day to day schedules. Rachel has been busy conducting interviews for her senior project and will be presenting her findings on December 10 (I think; she refuses to tell me when and where). It guaranteed to be a good qualitative study and I'm so proud of the work she has been putting into it. I have been working on my senior paper. I am defending a position called Reformed epistemology. Really what this means is that the foundation of all knowledge is that God has spoken in his Son by the Scriptures and understood by the regenerative power of the Holy Spirit. Try walking into a classroom full of unbelieving people and defend that one! It is hard but I really like it and it challenges my mindset. I am amazed all the time at the degree which secular thinking has infected me, the roots run deep.
Well, we hope this finds all doing well! I promise I will get my more creative and entertaining wife to post on this soon.
Striving to Boast in Christ With You All,

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Already November!

I can't believe that it is already November! As I am getting older time really seems to be passing by faster and faster. Last year at this time we were ironing out the remaining wedding details; before we know it it will be our first anniversary! Sometimes I feel like I'm not old enough to be married and almost done with college. It's really surreal. My Mom always says that she doesn't feel old enough to have six kids and a son in law. I wonder if anyone ever actually feels their age. When I was little I thought 21 was soooo old; actually I thought 16 was old! Now my youngest sister is 16, and in the process of deciding where she is going to go to college! I was just talking to Ruth about colleges this morning, and it struck me how my siblings really are growing up.

All this talk about time going by quickly has been a good reminder to me to use my time wisely. Our lives on earth are but a vapor when compared to eternity. It is often easy for me to get caught up in the things of this world, and in the hum drum of my daily life. I have been trying to be more conscious of living with an eternal perspective; with my eyes fixed on Christ everyday.
Well there is my thought for today,

"All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” 1 Peter 1:24~25