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Real Life Jan 14, 2011

I’m back!

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!

-David

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