October 26, 2005

Here’s a Ministry Philosophy for ya

This is a quote by Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, from an article by Kevin Mungons posted on Sharper Iron.

"Schulz drew Peanuts because he had to—there was nothing he could do better. 'I draw it because it is the one thing which I feel I do best, and I can see no reason why I should give up drawing the comic strip in order to go to the mission field, for instance, and become a terrible missionary or to study for the ministry and become a terrible minister, merely because the ministry would seem to be closer to spiritual things. I think it’s much better to be a good cartoonist than a terrible minister.'"

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Esther and Me

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My Mom, Dad and Lil Sis Esther came to visit last week. It was a great time. You can see pictures and read all about it from Esther's perspective.

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October 25, 2005

It's a Girl!



We went to the doctor's this morning and Vanessa had an ultrasound. It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. You can't help but look on in awe at what is taking place. A little life inside Vanessa's tummy slowing developing. We saw her move her feet and arms a bit and even suck her thumb. God is awesome.

We are both very happy to know we have a daughter. I was hoping for a boy, but of course I am just as thrilled to have a daughter. If she looks anything like her mother I will be ordering the gun and the rocking chair soon.

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October 17, 2005

News II



Well, we have been officially living in our home for going on 3 weeks. I took these pictures one of the first mornings we were there. Fall has transformed our property into an amazing art gallery of God's work. I will try to post some of those pictures as well as inside shots at some point. I figured I should post these while I was thinking of it. The house is a saltbox style. Hence it's interesting shape. We are very happy here. It's very peaceful.

My family is coming on Wednesday to visit and see our home. Esther will probably (as she normally is) be snapping pictures. so I'll post some of those.

We are going to our five month doctor's visit this month and we will be finding out (hopefully) what gender the baby will be. We are excited. Vanessa is starting to show a bit more.

Things at Cornerstone are good. I am thankful for the ministry opportunity God has given me and the ability to be able to grow and learn in the ministry under pastor’s (very) watchful eye. :).

God is good... all the time. We have had the privilege of watching a young lady in our church battle breast cancer. She is a testimony of God’s enabling Grace as well as an inspiration to all who observe. I am so thankful for how God has been receiving glory in this storm.

That’s all for now. Enjoy this week to the glory of God.

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