How are ya'll? We're doing well! We're enjoying a week off without many obligations. Right now, Chris is playing Morrowind and the boys are watching. I just took a nice bath and listened to a podcast from Bible Study Podcasts. I learned something interesting: before a lamb could be sacrificed in the temple in Biblical times, it had to be washed in fresh clean water. So when Jesus was obedient to the Lord wanting him to be the sacrifical Lamb of God for our sins, He also had to be washed in clean water. Isn't that what his baptism was, as our own personal baptisms cleanse us to be a new creation in Christ?! I thought that was really neat!
The particular podcast I heard tonight was one from a while back that I had saved on my iTunes. It was focused on Romans 5:19.
We had a wonderful Christmas! I hope that you did as well! We got spoiled rotten by family members and enjoyed time spent with our families. I hate that we didn't get to spend more time with Chris' cousins and such as his Mamaw's, but that is part of the problem with us gathering on Christmas Day there. We need to also get to my family's gathering, so we don't get to spend as much time with them. Hopefully Chris' mom and aunts are going to put their feet down and insist that we get together on another day at Mamaw's. I'm hoping since Christmas will be on a Friday it will be easier to gather people next year.
We don't have any specific plans for the rest of the week. I love it! And for those who might be wondering, it looks as though the funding for my school is going to work out! It isn't a done deal yet, but from what I've heard from my financial aid contact, it is pretty much a matter of filing the proper paperwork and notifying the right people. She also thinks she might be able to get me some money retroactive for the fall! I'm so thankful that the Lord is seeing me through this! He is SO good, and all I had to do for Him to help was to ask! If it had not been on His timetable, it would have been okay, but I'm much happier finishing my cohort that I've started!
So what plans do you have this week? Any big plans for New Year's Eve? I'll have a special flashback memory time on Wednesday, so be sure to check back (especially you, Robin....yes, be sore afraid!)