Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I forgot to tell you that a little over a week ago when we were out on the farm I had a little encounter with a young bull. A gate was left open and this frisky fellow got out. I was walking down to the corral when this young bull started coming my way. Unfortunately my two oldest boys and some other children were with me. So while I waited for them to get inside the fence the bull started challenging me. Just as the last child was inside the gate they closed it behind me. The bull, thankfully a young one without horns, knocked me over, pushing the gate open in the process and landed on top of me. He was struggling to get up and I was doing the same. In the mean time he dragged me over against a thorn tree and gave me a few painful souvenirs on my arm. Thankfully the tangle didn't last long and besides the hurt arm I didn't sustain any other wounds. My back, chest, and legs were quite sore, though, for several days as I am not in the practice of bull fighting, especially with the bull on top. We thank God for the protection He gives. Sorry, I don't have any pictures of the fight.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I know you wonder what happened to us and you're tired of seeing the same post every time you get on our blog so I thought I would post something new. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the absence of a new picture I guess it will have to be a thousand words. :-) Actually there have been a number of happenings lately but they're not picture worthy. Some circumstances have to do with our church people and the joys, frustrations, and sorrow that go with ministry. At the same time I continue to teach through the book A Theology of Christian Counseling by Jay E. Adams, and I have also begun a new class teaching through Philip Brown's book, Loving God. I am excited about this new class as it provides an opportunity to minister to more people and to help them get established in their relationship with God. There are between 15 and 18 people that have been invited to attend this class. The first week there were 14 in attendance. Last week we had 6 come. We'll see what happens as the weeks go on. One goal of this class is to have more individuals better equipped to use in the church and for building the Kingdom of God. Keep us in your prayers.