Salesman of the quarter?

As we expect to be downsizing sometime in the next few months, Ann decided to hold a garage sale to get rid of our extra stuff. I've decided that attics are actually evil things to have -- they allow you to accumulate all kinds of stuff that you should really give away or sell.

The kids wanted to do something, so Ann made some cookies and zucchini bread for them to sell. $7 in a 2 hours ain't bad.

Reasons for believing

Many people are looking for God, but have some tough questions they want answered first. "Can I know for certain that God exists? How do I know if the Bible is totally trustworthy? Was Jesus God or just a good teacher?" Answering these kinds of questions is known as apologetics. In his book "Reasons for Believing," Frank Harber does a great job answering these questions and others like them. If you're looking for God, I highly recommend this book. If you have friends that are looking for God, buy a copy of the book and give it to them.


Full-time service

God has been working on our hearts for a while, and a couple weeks ago Ann and I surrendered our lives to full-time Christian service. I will take a couple seminary classes online in the fall, and then if God doesn't call us in another direction, I will go full-time in the spring. I am currently enrolling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. I will be pursuing a Masters of Divinity, a pretty common degree for people going into ministry. Although it will be hard to leave our family and church home, we know God has great plans in store for us.

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."


I've been flocked

Somebody flocked my yard for my birthday today. When I went out to jog this morning, I found my front yard full of these little, pink flamingoes. Apparently it's a rather strange type of fundraiser for a missions trip at our church. Anyhow, to whomever flocked me, thank you!