Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 11th, 2009

This week is an incredibly full week for us. I worked a five day work week as opposed to my "normal" four day schedule. Wednesday is the Behold the Lamb concert here in Louisville (woohoo!!). Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be filled with cleaning, grocery shopping, Christmas shopping and other preparations due to our families heading into town. Why are our families heading into town you ask? Well at the end of this week Jon and I are celebrating one of the biggest milestones of our married life so far. Jon will graduate with his M. Div from Southern Seminary this Friday December 11th!! Jon has been in seminary since the fall of 2005 and after four years of hard work and God given grace he is done!! Some of his course load over the years included Greek and Hebrew syntax and exegesis, systematic theology, personal spiritual disciplines, Christian ethics, personal evangelism, and church history. I'm so proud of him!

Jon and I were talking the other day about where we are spiritually as we prepare for the next step into full time ministry. We both agreed that in the past 6 months to a year God has grown us immensely. It may not be evidently clear to anyone else but reflecting on each other's walk with the Lord we are humbled by the grace of God. We have grown in honesty as we have learned to lovingly correct and direct one another to the cross when sin rears its head. We have individually seen our walks with the Lord deepen and mature and although we are not even remotely close to understanding, following and loving our Savior with the depth of passion we should Jon and I are hungry for more of God.

It has been a good year and I can think of no better way to wrap it up than by celebrating God's grace in bringing us through this phase of life and by celebrating the birth of our Savior and the implications his life, death, and resurrection have on how we daily live our lives. It's going to be a good week filled with celebration and thanksgiving. I hope to post some pictures from our trip to Pennsylvania soon but for now there is too much to do and not enough time to do it in.

1 comment:

~OurCrazyFarm said...

Congratulations to *both* of you for finishing school:) I was very inspired by your reflection of the past year, not too many young couples gage their growth spiritually. It will be exciting to see where God uses you next.