Well I guess that is clear enough.  Taylor told the ultra sound tech this morning that “she” (how Taylor refers to the baby) is either going to be a boy or a girl.  She (Taylor) is very excited to have a little brother.  The tough part we were talking about at lunch today is that I don’t have 100 freshmen who can offer potential names for the baby so I guess we will have to shake the rust off the wheels and think of something.

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I finished classes about a month or more ago, only for the semester, and have been spending as much time as possible with Carrie and Taylor.  We are having a great time.  Taylor is learning to throw the squishy baseball, she has a pretty good arm (accurate like her dad), with a little long toss regimine she should be ready for tee ball in 4 years. 
    I have had the opportunity to speak a couple times at a church in the area filling in while they do not have a pastor and have been able to lead the bible study for our sunday school class while our teacher was speaking at another church.  I did help with the offering this past sunday (we have the plates) and I dropped the red felt circle that goes in the bottom as I was walking to the front, the few that saw got a kick out of it, that’s the last time they will let me do that!!
    The house fixins are slowly getting completed the kitched is the last thing that is not electical.  It will be 5 degrees on Thursday so that is always exciting!
    Carrie’s mom came out for a couple weeks during Christmas and we had a wonderful time with her.  My mom is coming out in another week and we look forward to that.  Carrie’s mom brought us some burrito’s from Miguel’s Jr. (potato, rice, and cheese) we have been rationing them and they are wonderful. 
     If you didn’t know Carrie is pregnant and we will find out tomorrow if she is having a girl or a boy!!!
    Life is stretching and when we look back on things we find that it is good.  We are blessed to serve a faithful God who meets our needs and displays his loving providence daily.  I am blessed to be able to learn about who God is from some truly gifted teachers who though they are definately highly qualified in the academic arena many are helpfully practical.  Though seminary has been rough (not so much the classes but the classes on top of life) it is truly a refining experience.  Thank you for praying for us and we hope to see some of you soon.  Looking forward to graduation but not holding my breath yet!!

We forgot to take Thanksgiving pics when people were here but this is the table

We forgot to take Thanksgiving pics when people were here but this is the table

Yours truly cutting the turkey, Carrie made me put this one on here because I am wearing her apron

Yours truly cutting the turkey, Carrie made me put this one on here because I am wearing her apron

 

That's right

That's right

 

The ladies

The ladies...

 

sanding down the cabinets

sanding down the cabinets

Play-doh!!

Play-doh!!

Making some cookies

Making some cookies

Measuring

Measuring

Brushing the teeth

Brushing the teeth

She gets this from her mom

She gets this from her mom

 

Gotee's with Nana

Gotee's with Nana

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Going for a walk in the park

Going for a walk in the park

 

Quick work out

Quick work out

Working on the computer with mommy...

Working on the computer with mommy...

...and with daddy

...and with daddy

 This is what we have been up to…sort of.

Carrie mustered up the courage to trim some of the tan “locks” from Taylor’s head.  I was there for moral, and a couple times physical, support.

 

Checking out the scissors

Checking out the scissors

Not so sure about this guys!!

Not so sure about this guys!!

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How does it look?

How does it look?

Here are the books from the semester, I will remember some of it (I hope) and at some point I will finish all of it (Frame we only had to read 1/3).
It is nice to see my family but I am feeling a bit guilty for not reading even though there is no class until Jan…I am sure the guilt will wear off!

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I am writing a paper on the Problem of Evil (even though there is not simply one problem of evil) and as I was getting some books in the Library at Southern I came across Suffering and the Goodness of God by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson.  As I was looking on Amazon there was a list of a few books that Dr. Morgan (CBU) has either written, edited or contributed to so I thought I would make a list for any of you who might be interested.  Useful stuff for anyone who deals with those inside the church and/or those outside of the church, oh I guess that means everyone who is a Christian!!!  Well here is the list:

Suffering and the Goodness of God (Theology in Community) by Christopher W. Morgan, Robert A. Peterson, Robert W. Yarbrough, and Walter C., Jr. Kaiser (Hardcover – Oct 31, 2008)
Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson (Paperback – Mar 30, 2008)

Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment by Gregory K. Beale, Daniel I. Block, Sinclair B. Ferguson, and Jr., R. Albert Mohler

(Contributor), Douglas J. Moo (Contributor), J. I. Packer (Contributor), Robert Yarbrough (Contributor), Christopher W. Morgan (Editor), Robert A. Peterson (Editor) (Hardcover – Dec 1, 2004)

 

James: Wisdom for the Community (Focus on the Bible) by Christopher W. Morgan and B. Dale Ellenburg (Paperback – May 1, 2008)
Jonathan Edwards and Hell by Morgan, Chris (Mass Market Paperback – Mar 1, 2004)

 

 

I know it has been a while and I am just going to post a few quick pictures and give you a taste of what is going on with us.  In December I will try to do a little bit better but right now I have a few books to finish and 5 papers to write before finals!!

Taylor is the helper, she takes the papers out of the printer and stacks them so daddy can staple them and take them to class.

She loves to rock the Mickey and Friends jams!!

She turned two at the end of Sept.

Went to the pumpkin patch with Grandma and Grandpa

Is a self taught dancer

Chills with mom

Dances some more

Charges…

…tackles…

…and conquers dad by standing on top of him!!  Oh yes, we support CBU out in IN!!