Struggling through work with a sinus infection. Tried to write a blog post about advent and the expectation of childbirth and the faith that Zechariah and Elizabeth had in their promise-keeping God, but nothing is coming. The words are not flowing today.
So instead, here’s a life update:
Church: Mrs. 4thDave and I are now members of Baptist Church of the Redeemer, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We are thankful to find a church close to our neighborhood (well, close-ish) that is committed to the Scriptures and faithful in doctrine and practice. We can’t wait to start serving and contributing to the life of the church in new ways in the coming year.
Star Wars: As promised, no spoilers, but I will say in summary that I really enjoyed Episode VII, and I’m sure I will like it more and more with each re-watch. (The first of which is coming this week–Men’s Night Out! Booyah!)
Christmas: We have welcomed our first house-guest of the Christmas season (a teenage boy), and will look forward to having up to 3 more teenagers stay with us at different times over the next 2 weeks. It’s something that Mrs. 4thDave and I have had the privilege of doing every few months or so since we got married, and it is always a joy (an exhausting joy, but a joy).
Marriage: Two weeks ago, my wife and I celebrated our first 18 months of marriage. So I guess you could say it’s getting pretty serious. But honestly, I can’t express how happy I am to be married to this woman. She’s not perfect, but she’s perfect for me. She is a gift from God whom I am thankful for every day. And I am a better man because of her influence. So, yeah–a year and a half! Wowsa.
Blog: Hopefully, if the words start flowing a little better, something more specifically Advent-y on Wednesday and Christmas-y on Friday, then a bit of the usual end-of-the-year nonsense next week (book lists, reminiscing, awkwardly avoiding discussing the goals/resolutions I failed to reach, etc.).
And hey, I know I don’t say it enough, but: thanks. I appreciate that y’all take the time to read this.
What about you? How’s it going? Anything I can pray for? Lemme know in the comments; OR find me on Twitter at “@the4thdave.” I’d love to hear from you!