2014 was full of some great highlights for me and our family. Here are some ramblings on some samplings:
January: Jensen started team sports this year, beginning with joining a basketball league for his age group–he’s tall and fast, so he had a blast and wants to play again next time. Due to polar vortex activity, we had sub-zero temperatures in Louisville, where one day the wind chill brought it down to -30!
February: Owen turned 1. Had the joy of preaching at the Monday night “Dorm Meeting” at Boyce College. Turned 31–feelin’ young still!
March: Mom-in-law came to visit along with family from Oklahoma for a week–we were glad they spent their spring break with us! Wrote a paper which was included in HBU’s “Paul and Judaism” conference.
April: Welcomed our friends, the Lindsey family, to stay for a week. Went to Together for the Gospel (a.k.a. T4G, held every other year in Louisville). Hosted my parents and aunt for a week. Marked 15 years of preaching–time flies!
May: Signed a contract with Crossway Books to write a commentary on Daniel. Saw a Louisville Bats game with our church. Jensen completed his first year of schooling with Classical Conversations. Jensen started tee-ball.
June: Baptized some church folks! Had a great week of Vacation Bible School at our church. Started preaching through the book of Revelation–gulp. Logan turned 3!
July: Sent two of the boys (Jensen and Logan) to Texas for a two-week vacation with grandparents. Celebrated 9 years being married to Stacie!
August: Starting teaching as an adjunct for Boyce College, which was a phenomenal experience. Completed an exposition of the book of Hebrews. Hosted mom-in-law and one of our nieces for a week.
September: Attended the annual “Fall Festival” at Southern Seminary. Jensen started soccer–which turned out to be the sport he preferred the most.
October: Hosted a weekly book study in our home for the ladies in our church.
November: Had a great Men’s Retreat for our church, with Gunner Gundersen serving as the speaker. Hosted my parents for a week. Finished teaching my first semester at Boyce College. Flew to San Diego to present a paper at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. Jensen turned 6! Hosted Thanksgiving at our house with family from Oklahoma–such a fun week!
December: Attended an Advent concert at Southern Seminary with our church. Right before Christmas, flew to Texas for a two-week holiday vacation extravaganza.