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beginnings…and endings

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I apologize to my faithful readers who are probably disappointed that I haven’t written anything in two months (and anything of substance in longer than that). My life as it exists right now does not lend itself well to this type of ultra-public reflection, for a number of reasons. For starters, I am in CPE, […]


Monday, October 20th, 2008

…is exhausting. This is going to be a busy semester – gone are my hopes of painting the house (perhaps the garage will get done before winter?) and of making significant progress on my ordination papers. I’m taking one seminary class along with CPE right now, and in the spring I will have three classes. […]

CHOG registration

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Today in the mail I received a packet of information regarding my re-registration with the Church of God for its 2009 yearbook. This is something I’ve needed to do for a few months, but haven’t gotten around to it … essentially, the Church of God does its best to keep track of its active and […]


Thursday, July 17th, 2008

It’s that time again, when nothing happens in my life. 🙂 The Sunday school presentation went really well, I think, even though half of the audience was related to me. I guess that wasn’t so bad, anyway… I wasn’t expecting big things from that presentation, but apparently the paper is getting some pretty broad circulation. […]

CHOG Sunday School research

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Well, it’s been an interesting spring/summer for me already. From hanging out with my sister-in-law for a month to getting a new car – a 2008 Honda Fit, something to write home about! – I’ve had a lot on my plate. In addition, I’ve been wrapping up my research on the history of the Sunday […]


Monday, May 12th, 2008

It’s summertime, and that means that I get to start reading my ordination books. For the record, let me say that I think it is somewhat silly that all the reading I’ve done for seminary thus far – probably 50 to 60 books at this point over the past four years – counts for absolutely […]


Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Today, I received a phone call from the chair of my credentialing committee … I’m officially “commissioned” to be a minister in the Church of God. Now, don’t get too excited … it doesn’t really mean much, except that they are confirming that God is at work in my life, that God seems to be […]

first meeting

Monday, June 18th, 2007

I meet my credentialing committee for the first time tomorrow afternoon! For those of you not familiar with the Church of God ordination process, I’ll clue you in … as I find out about it myself. 🙂 Last fall, I filled out an application to be ordained as an official minister in the Church of […]

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