Since signing off this blog in November, I cannot tell you how much has transpired. It’s been a very full couple of months! Here are some snippets from the the highlight reel:
-I finally learned to like tea. Now I’m addicted.
-I sight-read most of Handel’s Messiah for the second time in my life. That’s always a blast.
-I have pretty much decided to offer an online version of the Worldview class starting in the fall. There are just a few details to work out.
-My oldest brother bought me a mandolin for Christmas. “Little John and Robin Hood / walkin’ through the forest…”
-I sat down to write my Apol syllabus and realized that I was accidentally writing a 4 year program. That pot got taken off the burner.
-I crammed my finals work and flunked it.
-For the first time in a long time, I laughed so hard I cried for about 45mns or so. That was amazing.
-I had my first experience seriously using Skype for business. Same goes for Dropbox. Fact: I love Dropbox.
-I preached a sermon on Multigenerationalism that was a pain to prepare. A pain to present but the fruit of which has really started my wheels turning on so many subjects.
-For the first time, I worked as a Tournament Directed for the Rainmakers’ Round Robin.
-No kidding, you can’t go wrong with Gregorian Chant.
-I was asked to lead a small, private Bible study over the spring.
-My sister started putting together another Beneath the Surface conference. Details will be forth coming.
-I finally found a blog name for my (future) blog. That only took a year and a half).
-I purchased two new Greek grammars (Robertson and BDF) that I’m thrilled about. And did you know you can download Moulton for free?
-I played piano for a ceremony for the first time. One of these days, I’m going to play three instruments in one ceremony. That would be a new record.
To list just a few. After starting college two-and-a-half years ago, I’m taking this semester off. I couldn’t be happier with that decision. Looking over the next 9 months, I think this is going be either an incredibly productive season or a total bust. For the first time in a long time, it feel like I have my brain and life back –which maybe isn’t a healthy experience at the half-way point. We’ll see.
All that to say, I’m back. Starting next week, the posts will resume as normal (sorry if they’re more Greek-related than usual, it’s my focus for right now). But looking through my draft box, I’m really excited about the items coming down the pipeline.
Happy New Year!