Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Six More Weeks and Other Stuff

Six More Weeks:

Wow, I haven't been blogging here for quite a while. Now that the holidays are over and I'm back in a routine, it's time to get back into the blogosphere.

Carrie and I are only about six weeks away from having our son enter the world. We are very excited! I think we don't know enough to be really scared, although I'm sure that will come in time.

For those of you who haven't heard, our son has a name. His name is Daniel Martin. We named him Daniel after one of my best friends, Daniel Fetterolf. Daniel and I grew up together, and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. If my son turns out to be a man of character, integrity and godliness like Daniel Fetterolf, then I will be very happy. We named him Martin after my dad. My dad has been one of the most powerful examples of love, dedication and selflessness. I have never known anyone who is so honest, transparent and willing to put himself last. I hope that my son has the Christ-like character that my dad demonstrates.

Daniel Martin...we're really looking forward to getting to hold him and train him and love him and eventually send him out to be a lifelong disciple maker for the Kingdom of God!

Other stuff:

I started school today. I'm taking a Preaching class, Hebrew narrative (my last Hebrew class!) and History of Israel. In addition, I'm taking English Puritan Theology with J.I. Packer from Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. through their Virtual Campus. I'm enjoying the semester so whole week into it.

The church voted in December to take me on full time officially. That means that Carrie will be quitting her job soon. We're excited about her being able to stay home.

I'm going to try to get back to blogging regularly. If you haven't checked it out yet, hop on over to Colaborers (, a community blog that David Morris and I are working on.