Writing a More Effective Blog

I’m finding that as I write more, the more I realize how easy it is to just write about anything and everything and forget the purpose of this blog. Namely to help people pursue Jesus better, to have better theology, and to have better marriages as a result.

So I’ve finally figured out some general categories that i will be starting to post in:

      1. Life’s Pursuit

Life’s Pursuit will be a retelling of the past week (or month) of my life and what God has been teaching me through it. It will be filled with struggles, great times, ministry updates, work updates, etc. Why call it “Life’s Pursuit”? Well, because the Christian life isn’t just lived two hours on Sunday. It’s pursuing Jesus in the midst of all of life.

    2. Marriage

There’s no catchy name for this category of post. Just like it sounds, marriage! It could be what I’m learning in marriage, or something iv’e learned and want to pass to my two readers. Whether how to handle money together, or how not to say things, it will be a fun time writing!

3. Theology 

Having good Theology is something I’m very passionate about. As the great Dr. James White has coined “Theology matters”. And this is why I love writing about it, it effects every area of our lives. Our marriages, how we view God, how we view nature, how we view ethics, etc. Theology touches every single person on this planet because like Romans 1 says, they suppress the truth in unrighteousness. So theology tells us about literally everything.


Anyhow, this is how I’m going to segment each post each week. Keep a lookout!

A Great Snowfall

This morning consisted of waking up (after a long night of Netflix with my wife) to around two feet of snow on the ground. As someone winter-654442_1920.jpgoriginally from Vermont, now in Virginia, this actually comes as a pleasant “surprise” coating the world with a clean white covering that makes everything feel fresh and new.

After breakfast we went to dig my car out, which was conveniently blocked by around four feet of plow-compacted snow.

As much as my Subaru has been a handful at times, I’m certainly grateful for the all-wheel-drive system. After we cleared the snow she pulled out quite nicely.

I then commenced to drive over to Home Depot and tested my emergency brake in the parking lot just to “make sure it worked”. After my brief fun I purchased a shovel and scraper and my wife and I helped out a young lady who didn’t have a shovel. She wasn’t there to witness our help, but we were grateful to be able to help either way.

Because we’re temporarily at an apartment complex, everyone was out shoveling. So it felt a lot like one big community effort to get rid of the snow. We stayed out shoveling until about noon and went in for some lunch.

After eating, we drove over to our IMG_20160124_132357.jpgstorage unit (which of course wasn’t plowed, pictured) to grab my work boots for my first day on Monday. We then went back to Home Depot to pick up some gloves and sun/safety glasses to prepare for work.

At three we headed over to the apartment clubhouse where we played some pool and watched the AFC championship game (yeah, Broncos!).

Now I’m nervously anticipating the first day at my new job. I’m not even nervous about the work. I’ll enjoy maintenance and construction, It’s just that I have no idea what to expect or what I can look forward to.

I’m sure we can all relate to pre-job anxiety, but I know that God will provide what I need to be content in all circumstances. I’ll be sure to update you all this Tuesday on my experience and impressions!

How much snow did you get?