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Friday, December 26, 2008

Great Time Catching Up...


I had a great experience a couple of days ago. While I was in Meadville, where I worked with students for five years before moving to Batavia, I had a chance to grab some breakfast with some former students.

Jackie and I went to the candlelight service, but there are always so many people there. It was great to sit and chat, have some laughs and some great eggs benedict. It was great to look around the circle... one of these students is getting ready to graduate from Yale Divinity... one of these guys works for me leading worship for our students... I'm always amazed at what the incredibleness God can bring out of faithfulness. It was definitely encouraging breakfast.

Jim

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmastime!!!

We've offically arrived at my parents in Caldwell...getting ready to
unwrap the loot. Got wifi do there will be some blogs to come!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!




Hey all...
I wanted to take just a few minutes before leaving the office for the last day until 2009 and wish you all a safe and Merry Christmas.

Today is my last day of work (at least office work) until 2009 and it is also my last day of reliable Internet until after the holidays.

But I hope and pray that you and your's have an incredible Christmas and a wonderful New Year. If I don't blog before, see you in 2009!!


Jim

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Playing Rock Band...

With my volunteers. We're having a little Christmas Party this
afternoon and playing a little Rock Band!! So halarious!!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Monty Python on YouTube


Monty Python finally has it's own channel on YouTube...

Some pretty seriously funny stuff HERE.



Jim

Song of Solomon Pick-up Lines

This made me chuckle this morning. I saw it on Marko's blog. It was especially humorous because I've been listening to Mark Driscoll teach through the Song of Solomon over the last couple of weeks.

Jim

Check it out HERE

Fire in the fireplace and a Christmas tree






My folks and sister had a great weekend out here. We journeyed into Chicago on Saturday and had some great shopping time on State Street and Michigan Ave, we watched the skaters in Millennium Park and enjoyed the lights of the city.

They flew back home last night.

So after they left, Jackie and I had a little relaxing time... courtesy of the fireplace... where we enjoyed a little fire.









And then we put up the Christmas tree. It was fun because we haven't put one up in about 4 years. Living in the apartment didn't afford us the room for the tree, plus where do you store it when you're done in a 1 bedroom apartment.



But the house feels a little bit more like home. And the cats love the tree (when I can keep them from climbing it and trying to knock down the ornaments).


Jim

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Early morning Bible study...

It's been a while since hanging out at Panera Bread after Bible Study.

First, it's been a while since we had study. We took a couple of weeks off for Thanksgiving. I missed a couple of weeks before that for school and various things. Before that, I've been pretty swamped with church and church stuff, with school and school stuff... so I haven't felt the freedom of time to hang out for a while.

I did this morning. I read. I studied for a test that I've got to take later this morning or early afternoon. It was nice.

(Until some loud talkers and loud cell phone callers moved in on me.)

But now, it's off to the office. Good start to the Thursday morning.



Fun, fun this weekend... My parents and sister are flying in for the weekend!!!

Jim

Monday, December 01, 2008

Update!!!

Hey all you faithful blog-reading friends...

I wanted to shot out a little update. Jackie and I moved into the house on Saturday. Got a lot of the stuff put away... but if you've moved, you know that it takes a while to get it all put away (and find your socks). But we'll get there.

Everything went great.

But one downside for those of you who are faithful readers here... we currently don't have Internet at the house (yet) and likely won't until after the first of the year. That means that I won't be able to blog as often as from there, my only blogging option will be my phone. I'm not sure my thumbs can handle that.

So if the blog posts slow down over the next couple of weeks it's not because I don't love you all... I do... but I just can't blog as often.

But thanks for all the prayers and support and the readership. Keep swinging by... posts will happen.

Jim