Recently, I have been away from the blog and the blogging world. Mary Beth and I have been in the process of doing some remodeling at home. I was finally motivated to start the sheet rocking process for our new pantry. That part is almost done. Picture to follow upon completion.
We are also planting Bermuda grass. If it were up to me, I couldn’t care less about grass. Let the weeds have at it. Doesn’t bother me one bit. Same is the case for most people in my neighborhood. Yet, if we ever intend to rent the place out while we are gone to Germany (to someone other than my brother), then I suppose they will be expecting a lush lawn…or something like that.
We have also been hard at work on the garden. Hopefully something might come of it. I have my doubts. I think the soil is a bit bad…starting to see early signs of blight. Das ist nicht gut.
My reading has been a bit sporadic. There has been less time for reading and writing because work has picked up a bit. Nevertheless, I have found time to fit in a little bit of Feuerbach’s The Essence of Christianity, Beale’s A New Testament Biblical Theology, picked up A.T. Robertson’s Greek Grammar, and I started doing some more NT translation (made it through 7 chapters of Romans in a day).
The final development in my and MB’s life is that I have resigned from my current post (effective June 15th) in order to return to Southeastern for my Masters of Theology. I will be studying the Septuagint under Dr. David Black. Some of you might be thinking, “But I thought Germany was next.” Well, this is an intermediary stepping stone along a long and winding path that leads to an underpaid job as a professor. Why do I do it? Because nothing thrills me more than sharing the knowledge I have acquired about our great God with students who are eager to learn. I cannot imagine not having an outlet to pour into others lives as others have poured into mine.