This post is like a box of chocolates

I’ve been a little light in the blogging dep’t lately. My self-imposed deadline for the submission of my first two thesis chapters (out of six) is next Thursday, as is my fourth wedding anniversary. I’m also preaching this Sunday evening at PVURC in Wayne; I will be "continuing" on Isaiah, this time in chapter six. (C’mon out if you’re in North Jersey! Service is at 6pm.)

The thesis has been quite the project thus far. I realized three weeks ago why I was so restless: the project became at that time the longest piece I’d ever written, measured by word count. I’m now well beyond 15,000 words, and still have aways to go in these two chapters. I feel like I should be resolving my paper, rounding out my argument–but I’m just getting started: this is no article or conference paper. Oh, well.

After my deadline on June 30, we will be spending a long weekend in Montreal with my sister and brother-in-law, who have recently returned from Scotland. This will be our first time in Montreal, and their first time seeing Daniel in person.

If you think of us, pray for my studies and my ministry; for Corrie’s ministry as a teacher, mother and wife; and for our travels. Pray also for PVURC: they have been without a pastor for nearly eighteen months, and they will be receiving a decision this weekend from the pastoral candidate that they called. The head elder told me, "When you come Sunday night, we’ll either be really excited, or really glum!" Let’s pray that they will have cause for excitement and rejoicing.

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About Benj

I’m a native North Jerseyan, living and learning in Eastern Europe…an Old Testament professor and former liturgist…husband to Corrie…father to Daniel and Elizabeth…eldest sibling to three, brother-in-law to Josh and Hannah…uncle to Marshall.
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