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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Two posts in one day!!

Once again I apologize to our faithful readers for my lack of posts. Over the past several weeks there has only been one thing that I have been dying to post about but I couldn't. Since almost the whole world knows now anyway I figured that it is time to make an official announcement on our blog....


I am due around September 12th which makes me around 6 1/2 weeks along. Overall I'm feeling great, just extra tired and hungry. Our seminary plans have been modified a little because of this very pleasant surprise. Currently the plan is to move out to San Diego right away next January. Kyle is hopeful about doing an internship at Christ Covenant Church in the fall to begin working towards the 700 internship hours that is required for seminary. We are praying that this opportunity works out!

We found out that I am eligible for Badgercare (Wisconsin low income healthcare). This is an answer to prayer because it will cover all prenatal care. My first appointment in February 4th. This appointment is just with the nurse to do labs and all of the initial stuff. At twelve weeks I will have an appointment with our doctor. I can't wait!

We are so blessed and thankful to the Lord for giving us the privilege of becoming parents. The Lord has already used this situation to teach Kyle and I so much and to bring us closer to Himself as well as each other. We are so thankful for God's sovereignty and faithfulness!!

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
~ Psalm 127:3~5

The Rise and Fall

The title has nothing to do with this post. I just don't like having to always come up with titles, so sometimes I make them nonsensical. Well, my wife, Rachel, doesn't seem to be doing a stellar job at keeping up with the blog, so I decided I would post something. Things around the Borg house have been going really well lately. Rachel is nothing less than thrilled to be done with school, and I am nothing less than annoyed that I still have a semester left. But my buffet of undergrad is nearly done. I call it a buffet because my undergrad has resembled a buffet line. I began with Bethel University in the Twin Cities, than moved down to Winona, after a semester there I dropped out and joined the Air Force, getting credits from the Community College of the AF. When I returned from training I decided to start at UWL. I should have been starting with almost 100 transfered credits (32 from Bethel, and almost 70 from the CCAF) but UWL decided not to accept 66 of my CCAF credits. In addition to that, apparently UWL has no course that was like Bethel's, Bible 101 or Leadership 101. This meant that all my "transfered" credits were completely worthless. So I had to begin again almost from scratch. I have treated college like a buffet, getting some of this and getting some of that. But I'm almost done!
Rachel has been working at TGIF, still. She has been doing, it seems, a few less hours lately. That is nice because with classes not starting until January 28th, we have a lot of time together (something which is terribly important for the success of any marriage). I have been looking for jobs, and had a second interview for a position at Associated Bank. I'm excited about that one!
We are getting ready to go on our yearly Church outing to camp Honey Rock. Honey Rock is in te way north frozen tundra of Wisconsin. It should be a blast. I have been organizing it this year, and I think we have 26 people going.
Well, so much for my "babbling" post. That's it for now. I will harass Rachel until she decides to post something on here.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

A few prayer requests

* Kyle is currently preparing to preach at the Rochester PCA church on January 20th as well as at our church in La Crosse on February 10th.
* Kyle is at guards until Sunday afternoon which is not always his favorite place to be. This leaves me home alone for four whole days :(
* Prayer for wisdom as we are trying to discern what would be the best course of action concerning Rachel's employment for the rest of our time in La Crosse.
* Prayer for our new Pastor (Pastor McCune) as he is dealing with a family tragedy, and preparing to take his ordination exam and begin ministry at our church.

For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! Psalm 117:2

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Let's read through the whole Bible this year :)

So I decided that this year I am going to take a journey through the entire Bible. It's been a long time since I was successful in this endeavor, but I really want to do it this year. Often when I read my Bible, there are books/passages that go neglected and since we know that, "all scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness," I think it will be very beneficial for me personally to go on this journey. If anyone would like to join me that would be great! I picked up a reading plan from church on Sunday. This particular one just schedules you to read four chapters a day beginning in Genesis. I started today reading chapters 1 through 4. I plan on blogging occasionally about what I am reading, and it would be really neat if we could have some discussion on this blog. Well those are my thoughts for the day!