Just a quick note to check in.
We are now on our third Wednesday night large group of this 2017 Spring semester. What?! 3rd!? Yes, the third week is upon us. It has been a good start, though. I've been really digging our series "Show Me Your Faith" - which is just the book of James. I'm hoping to get "all" the way through the book, and so far we're on track. Tonight's message is "Show me Your Faith by Hearing and Doing the Word", from James 1:19-27. Last week was "Show me Your Faith by Desiring Divine Reward" from 1:12-18, and the first week from "Show me Your Faith by Counting it All Joy", from 1:1-11.
Anyway, we've had a men's and women's event already (concurrently), which the guys basically just hung out a bit and then spent an hour or more reading this article, "The Complicated Life of Lazy Boys". I'd read it a couple times before. It was a very good discussion, with what felt like some legitimate conviction from some of them.
As the title hints at, I already feel like I'm a bit tired. I think this is in part because the last 1.5 weeks was really packed. I spoke at Equip on Wednesday,preached on Sunday at Church, I taught the next day at Ratio Christi, and I speak tonight at Equip. It feels like a lot...perhaps I'm starting to feel Brandon being gone more than last semester. But, it's been good, and God has blessed the teaching and preaching.
Emma and I are headed to Bethlehem's Pastors Conference this coming Sunday night through Wednesday, which we are both very eager for.
Please keep us in your prayers, especially for a faithful perseverance this semester.