Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Finished!

Today, I completed my last seminary project. A four year quest is complete.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Headin' To The Sticks...


This morning I was offered and accepted a Graduate Assistant position at West Virginia University. We are moving to Pennsylvania shortly after I graduate from Covenant in May. In the Fall I will begin a Master of Arts in History, then a Doctorate in History thereafter. The MA will hopefully take 3 semesters, then I'll start PhD studies Fall 2008.
Jen and I are both excited about the opportunity and can't wait for what is in store for us in this second act of our great journey together.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Livin' on Code Red, Vitamin C, and iPods....

This past Friday & Saturday, I was in Oklahoma's beautiful Lake Eufuala for a charity bass tournament. While, I did not win, I placed 9th out of about 15 or so contestants and won a nice prize. Here are some pics and a video from the roadtrip, which consisted of 15 hours in my truck and about 7 hours on a bassboat.


Welcome to Oklahoma
A reminder that you have to pay for the privilege of driving 75mph
A $100 Bass
Checotah, Oklahoma has something to be proud of...

Merle Haggard's favorite place - Muskogee, Oklahoma

A Warning to all Truckers Driving Through Big Cabin, Oklahoma
(and a mile later, there was a speed trap!)

And a little C.W. McCall on the iPod....


Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Stuff For Good Friday

Isaiah 52
13 See, my servant will act wisely ;
he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.

14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him—
his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man
and his form marred beyond human likeness—

15 so will he sprinkle many nations,
and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see,
and what they have not heard, they will understand.

Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.

3 He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.
Like one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
And who can speak of his descendants?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was stricken.

9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.

11 After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied ;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.



From the Book of Common Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, we pray you to set your passion, cross, and death between your judgment and our souls, now and in the hour of our death. Give mercy and grace to the living; pardon and rest to the dead; to your holy Church peace and concord; and to us sinners everlasting life and glory; for with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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