Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Where I Am Now

I know that the "Where I am Now" post is supposed to be a no-no, but since both Daniel and Jim are kind enough to wonder at my absence, I thought I'd feel everyone in on my lack of posting. (By the way, I feel a bit like Sally Fields...."You love me! You really love me!")

Here's the deal. I am currently enrolled at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in hopes of one day being "Dr. Brad." Currently, that means 4 hours of extra driving three times a week. This week, I had mid-terms, and one of those was in my Greek Exegesis class of the book of Hebrews. The test consisted of translating sections of Hebrews, parsing the verbs and nouns, and also exegeting the text. (The emphasis was on the warning passages.) It has been over three years since my last Greek class...and I've actually only had one class. So, I feel slightly behind the curve. I've had to buckle down and refresh...which has been positively wonderful.

I am also leading the singing at the Church, teaching Sunday school, writing Sunday School material, and in general attempting to be the sort of Pastor that is pleasing to my Lord. Add in that mix a son who will turn 2 in December, my wife's Great-grandmother who just passed away at 103, and I'd say I've been a bit busy lately.

The preceding is not complaint; it is praise. I truly thank God for each of these opportunities, including the honor of speaking at Gigi's funeral. She left a godly legacy that I hope to post on soon. All of this has led to a significant loss of creativity to write on the blog. I miss writing, and I especially miss the freedom I have to write here, and I hope that after another week or so, I will have more time to contribute something to help others in my blogworld. Thanks for the concern everyone!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to know you're okay. Figured you were busy with schooling. To live to be 103 is incredible, and to think about how much she saw and experienced in her lifetime is staggering - she was born at the same time as flight (you know, when Orville and Wilbur did their thing at Kill Devil Hills).

Gummby said...

Thanks for the update. When you figure out the warning passages, make sure you post them here.

Even So... said...

Ditto the Hebrews stuff...

Lisa said...

"the "Where I am Now" post is supposed to be a no-no"

There are rules? I didn't know there are rules!?! Out of compassion for this newbie, tell me, please, are there any other no-no's? :-)

Lisa

MColvin said...

Glad to see you back...been missing your posts.

Matt

Jim said...

Hey Brad, please tell me your wife, mother in law,and every other sensible person talked you out of buying that motorcycle.

Cal Wallace said...

Hey Brad,

In the words of Dr. Kostenberger,"You can do it."