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A Milestone

This is my 500th post. I’m sure you are all as excited as I am. After all, 500 is halfway to 1000. It’s also exactly 5 times as much as 100. And since 100 and 1000 are clearly great milestones, 500 must also be great.

I was originally going to call this post “Happy New Year.” I always feel that for me the day after Labour Day (Labor Day, as you spell it in America) is the beginning of the year. After all, so much revolves around the school year. September marks the beginning of normal operations in the home – the children go back to a normal schedule of being out of the house every day. It is also the start of normal church operations as churches go back to offering a full slate of programs and Bible studies. It just seems it is the beginning of “normal life” after a long, disruptive summer. And I’m pretty excited about getting back to normal life.

Now that summer has come to a close and real life is ready to resume there are a few habits I want to get back into. The biggest of these is getting up early. Until a few months ago I was consistently getting up before the sun rose and spending time with God. That habit faded during the summer. I want to make sure I go back to making that my first priority in the day. That was also when I did my writing and it seemed I did better writing first thing than try to fit it in later in the day. I hope that will help raise the quality of writing I do a little bit.

This Fall I am hoping to begin a Sunday night Bible study in my home where we will tackle some interesting topics. I miss Sunday night services and this study will help quench my thirst for more learning on Sunday. It will be designed as a type of introduction to Christian doctrine, but without being deeply intellectual and theological. I want to examine some of the important doctrines of Christianity but do so in a way that will be interesting and won’t scare people off. I hope to begin those as soon as later this month (so if you’re in the Oakville area and want to join in the fun…). Naturally many of the topics we study will find their way onto this site. This study will take a long time and serious study to prepare, so I’m excited about that.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday Monday and be sure to drop in again tomorrow.

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