Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Long Time

Well it certainly has been a while since we posted (to state the very obvious). A few things that have been going on follow.

The Klaver family took a visit to the U.S.- sorry if you did not get a visit. We tried to make it a priority to spend the bulk of our time with family, which was made easier by the marriage of Martha's oldest brother Dan, and visit the people we snubbed last time.

For weeks Martha's family and my family lived at the same place or in close proximity. It got a little busy, with only minor wear and tear on my mom and step father's home, but a very good time was had by all.

We greatly enjoyed a warm Michigan summer too. I usually do not enjoy the summer but a Michigan summer is a rare opportunity these days. I realize now how much I did not appreciate the natural beauty of Michigan.

I also had a chance to take a youth day and service at the Chilliwack HRC. It was tremendous blessing to be back in Chilliwack and visit some of the folk I had the privilege to minister too several years ago. I was only there for a weekend but it was a real blessing for me. I was encouraged to see how the Lord has worked in the life of several individuals and the congregation as a whole.

There were certainly other things going on lately besides vacation but the vacations stands out most in my mind.

Julia turned 3 May 5th and Job turned 1 August 15th. Martha has been doing phonics with Julia and Julia seems to enjoy the talking, writing, and even reading a few words. Job has discovered the superior speed advantage of walking but occasionally reverts to crawling, his own version, if he needs greater stability.

Things continue to develop in our congregation here in Launceston and in our sister church in Hobart. In fact one of the hardest things about blogging is how much to include information about what is going on in church life. Many aspects of work of the ministry requires strict confidence, discretion, and are just really hard to write about. I have been praying about this for a while and continue too until I come to a greater sense of clarity.

I have continued to read James Henley Thornwell with great personal profit. As I have been challenged by him, and some other reading and research, I am reformulating some of my views of religious epistemology and apologetics. If you are interested in apologetics or Old Princeton pick up "Right Reason" and the Princeton Mind: An Unorthodox Proposal by Paul Kjoss Helseth.

The latest bit of news is that we have a house guest living with us for a while. One of the families connected with our church has been having some problems of late and their daughter has moved in with us for a while. Please pray that the Lord would grant, guidance, wisdom, and healing for this family and for us.

Well that is it for now. I have once again purposed to blog more but about what I do not entirely know.

The Lord be with you all,