Wednesday, December 08, 2010


Holidays are a bit nutso for us. It's mostly just the travel. Driving to NW Ohio on the 20th, back to Columbus on the 23rd, to NE Ohio on the 24th, back to Columbus on the 26th, then to Indianapolis on the 27th, and then back to Columbus on New Years. This was fine and actually never felt like much until we started popping out babies.

If you could pray that we would use the car time wisely, we would appreciate it. Melissa and I always seem to have good conversations in the car.

I'm giving a seminar at IndyCC (the 4 day retreat in Indianapolis with around 2000 students from all over the region), so that has been what I've been working on the last few days as students have vanished with finals. I'm doing it on an overview of the story of scripture. Been a blast preparing. Mainly I'm working from three books: "The Mission of God" by Christopher Wright, "God's Big Picture" by Vaughn Roberts, and "The Drama of Scripture" by Bartholomew and Goheen. Great books; pick up all three if you can.

I've asked almost exclusively for books for Christmas, and man am I pumped for it.

Back to reading!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

MaKenzie came through her surgery

Everything went really well! Praise the Lord! The doctor said it was worse than she thought but they were able to fix it. She's in a lot of pain but she's doing well. She's at the Cleveland Clinic for the next couple days. She's such a trooper. Please pray for her as she recovers. She'll be at home and will need to make a decision in the next couple weeks as to if she can return to school in January. Hopefully the road to recovery isn't super difficult. Please pray that she'll rely on the Lord through this process.

Thank you all for your prayers!!