Change is in the Air

August 29, 2009 — Leave a comment

Well to quote New Found Glory, “it’s been a summer.”

I stretched the limits of my brain with Hebrew Exegesis and then after a few weeks to recover headed off to Florida to get married.

After a few overly stressful days, the wedding day arrived and everything came together beautifully with everyone pitching in and helping in one way or another to make things happen.

And then of course came the honeymoon, one week at the beach alone, and then another week in Lynchburg with friends.

While there, we did it all over again helping Brandon and Becca Burgett’s wedding come together.

To buffer the drive back to Dallas and see my parents for a couple of days (and have another reception, making 3, since we had one in Lynchburg too) we stopped in Knoxville and hung out until we absolutely had to leave and get back so I could finish summer lessons.

That being taken care of, this last week saw us getting back into the routine, which for both of us is somewhat similar to last August’s routine, but of course still slightly different.

The transition to married life hasn’t been rough at all and the transition to real life after the honeymoon follow suit.

This week was Ali’s first full week of work and my first full week of classes.

To those interested, my schedule looks like this:

  • Teaching Process (a Christian Ed. class)
  • Anthropology, Angelology, and Hamartiology (or Man, Angels, and Sin)
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Seminar in Ancient Near East Literature (a doctoral class I get to participate in for credit)
  • Trinitarianism in John Owen and Jonathan Edwards (an independent study I’m doing)

All in all definitely a full schedule and some weighty material, but the workload won’t be anything like last year as I have no languages to deal with (which is why Hebrew was taken over the summer), so it’s just reading and a couple of papers, which should be no sweat.

Our vision has been solidifying a bit more and we’ve both been doing a good bit more reading (well, Ali has been reading more) and critical thinking about a life of worship and ministry.

On the Marturo blog, I’ll probably post an article on good reads I’ve found recently as well as how to evaluate a book to determine whether or not it’s gonna be good before spending a good amount of time reading it.

Hopefully updates on here will be more consistent and thought provoking (and maybe entertaining!) in the coming days, so until then…


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I’m an avid reader, musician, and high school Bible teacher living in central Florida. I have many paperback books and our house smells of rich glade air freshners. If you want to know more, then let’s connect!

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