Thursday, February 12, 2015

Resources on Considering Seminary

I'm sharing a link to David Murray's Blog, "Head, Heart, Hand" where he shares numerous excellent links for people considering a seminary education.

If you have thoughts about a seminary education (or many forms of graduate theological education toward any degree) . . . 

If you want to review perspectives to consider before enrolling

At this link you will find many, many, many more links to resource your thinking!

David, who I have yet to meet personally, is professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at the Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and the pastor of the Free Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Author Royalties

I doubt I'll write a book that will reshape the world. I will continue to write.

I don't write to make money. I write to share.

Received one of my book's royalty cheques.

It's just enough for the family to eat out a couple of times or one really nice date with my wife!

That's just fine with me!

Painting what is unseen, Waxing what is hidden

Our daughter came home as I was painting behind the fridge.

"Why are you painting back there, Dad?  It's not like anyone can see it!"

And I wonder to myself, "Have my kids learned nothing from me!?"  ha!

I shared with her, "I'm painting back here because I will know it is painted.  And!  I'm painting back here because we live by the motto from my childhood: 'Once a job has begun, never leave it 'til it's done.  Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.'"

I had my wife get a picture of me painting behind the fridge so that now I can say "See - everyone can see it!" ha!

Robyn also got a picture of me painting our lofted ceiling over our stove area.  For some reason, my wedding ring stood out to me in the picture - maybe as an image to capture my love for  Robyn and I was re-painting the second coat of the new colour, after she decided the first colour was not to her pleasing.  She's happy now, and so am I.

And, the old-University-Chemistry table that has been our dining room table for many years needed a good coat of Johnson's Paste Wax, so Robyn got a picture of me sealing up the parts that most people don't see as I polished the entire table - top to bottom.

Then, pictured with some shine and the new carpet!