Wellllll, it’s been a long time again :) we are finally pretty close to being moved in – a futon is on it’s way, and then hopefully the “homey” feeling will grow. And life is good! Sam’s classes start on the 6th of September, he is very excited (and a little nervous, but he’ll do great I’m sure). We’ve started going to a church in Wilkinsburg, and the people have been very welcoming. It’s strange having to turn people down for lunch because you’ve already been invited somewhere else two minutes earlier! And, I’ve even felt near my home town because on two occasions someone there has mentioned someone they know from Kennett Square. One of them is good friends with my dad! So, things are going well. I am hopeful to start tutoring, and I am realizing that the Lord is teaching me, and Sam, pratience while we get our jobs organized and … peaceful. Mars isn’t bad, but peace does seem to be lacking from time to time :) I know He has a plan, and that suffices for now. I hope everyone is well, more later!
I know that two hundred dollars isn’t a lot of money for 5 Grad school classes, but it still cuts to depart with so much money, especially when you know that you could easily spend much more than u could make. I know everyone can spend more than they make, except those trust fund suits, but I could order stuff that I need for work or school and feel that it was a good purchase. Alas we do not have the funds.
Well that might not be the best way to put it, but I just finished a book titled “Exodus“, written by Dave Shiflett, it was a pretty interesting book, the question that he poses is why are Americans leaving progressive churches for more traditional ones. The reason I stay that I am reading about my future is the fact that the way the Church is seen by many americans and the way that pastors are seen might very well be the way I am seen. I am horrified to hear of so many mainline churches which have made the gospel as secondary mission of the church.
Two tuesdays ago i went early in the morning to pick up a uhaul truck, for the next several hours joanna, and I, with the help of a few friends, packed all of our possessions up. I thought to myself once we are out of the house the tough part will be over, I could not have been more wrong. The unpacking is just as tedious as the packing.
Well its been two weeks since we have moved in and I think we are finally starting to get situated. Our bedroom is unpacked, the kitchen is a bit cluttered but for the most part unpacked. The office is well on its way. The only room that is in total disarray is the living room, that has sort of been a catch-all for the rest of the house. We haven’t gotten our futon yet so there is no seating in there so its not very functional at this point.