Monday, March 31, 2008

Easter Cuties

Here are some Easter pics of the cutest kids in Cajun Country. These are Ben's little cousins.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Well begun is half done - (a Poppins-ism)

This weekend Ben is in Toledo to preach at a friend's church. The friend, Joe, just welcomed his second child and first son. He needed a weekend off, so Ben has trucked up to Toledo to fill in. I stayed behind to get some school work done and planned to do some shopping. Ben drove my car to Ohio, so I was going to use his, but it is leaking puddles of fluid, so I am stuck at home until Ben returns. I am too afraid to drive it because I don't want to get stuck somewhere.
In the meantime, I am amusing myself with some movies. I watched Mary Poppins and when it ended, I turned on the commentary and watched it again. Good movie with a ton of great quotes.
This afternoon, I am going to watch The Sound of Music. Only once. Julie Andrews can be very relaxing.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Something to look forward to...

Remember this?

Well, in just four weeks Ben and I are going to get to go to another great conference!
Together for the Gospel is coming to Louisville! Woo hoo! We both have tickets and I have been saving up my days... I am going to get a sub and go hear some preachin'.

Get a load of this lineup:

Session I - Ligon Duncan

Session II - Thabiti Anyabwile

Session III - John MacArthur

Session IV - Mark Dever

Session V - R.C. Sproul

Session VI - Al Mohler

Session VII - John Piper

Session VIII - C.J. Mahaney

I will be posting notes from each session.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


This is William, the son of some of our friends at New Home Baptist Church.
We are excited that we will be able to worship with New Home again during Spring Break. Ben is going to preach three sermons for them.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

Is that the sun?

The sun came out this weekend. It was beautiful. We had not seen it in so long that all of the light was kind of a shock. Since we came to Louisville, days have been gray and cold. Sunday was a wonderful gift from God with blue skies and mild weather that made everyone want to get outdoors.
Ben and I went to church on Sunday at Third Avenue with our new friends Ben and Cynthia. I forgot to mention in earlier blogs that every third person here is named Ben. We joke that it is the prophetic name for this decade. Just in our building there are three Bens and there are several others in class with my Ben.
On Sunday we also met Wes Pastor from NETS in Vermont. He will be speaking at the Seminary and at another couple of local churches. He was very interesting as he told about the challenges of church planting in New England. Ben and I are meeting with him on Tuesday to discuss more about planting churches. The NETS program of study and internship is an incredible model for preparing church planters. We have both been really impressed with what we have read about it, and hope to learn more from Mr. Pastor during our meeting.
My SWI class this term is about the history of the Southern Baptist Convention and it is wonderful. Dr. Wills and Mrs. Mohler have done an incredible job of educating the wives about our heritage as Baptists.
Teaching is still going really badly. I could list my many complaints against public education and the impossibility of this career, but instead I will say - FOUR WEEKS UNTIL SPRING BREAK!!!!!