Well, here I am for my few posts this month, LOL. I guess this will help a bit and get the bloodhounds off my trail that Gordon sent out. Thanks brother!
I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that things have been a bit hectic around here lately. To make a long story short, all of the kids came down with something just before the end of the year and were sick for several days. R.C. caught it and was just as sick as they and lost a couple of pounds. He was small anyway, and so my wife took him to the doctor. The doctor then proceeded to recommend he be admitted to the hospital, which I thought was ridiculous and for every reason they gave that he should be admitted, I responded with the reasons for their judgment. Ultimately, we decided to allow him to be admitted. I felt as soon as his appetite came back he would be fine.
We admitted him thinking they would immediately start I.V.s and such, because they were talking about him dying, which really upset Denise and frankly just made me mad. They did absolutely nothing for him in the hospital and made us stay there from Thursday till Monday. That Friday, he got his appetite back and was the old R.C. in no time. Several case workers stopped by and the hospital reported us to DSS. Now we have a self pay bill in excess of $4000.00, DSS investigating us and several nurses coming by the house to weigh R.C. for about $125.00 a pop. I put and end to that last one the other day Anyway, in all of this, I am reminded that even though I was aggravated and Denise was afraid, that our God is sovereign. Mind you, at first, I was purely aggravated. I was not spiritual by any means.
However, God graciously brought a highly esteemed lawyer from our state, who argues at the Supreme Court level, and is also a very godly man to our acquaintance for some good advice which we took. So far we are waiting to hear the results of the investigation, but I feel pretty confident that things will go well. This presses upon me to believe and live the doctrines I preach and teach. Therefore, I can count all of this as God working it together for our good and His glory (Rom. 8:28), yes this is part of the all things
Of note also Denise and I celebrated 12 years of marriage Sunday. She is the most wonderful and beautiful woman in the world and can you really believe that the Father would bless me with such a bride? Unbelievable, but true: He has. We actually got to celebrate by going out to the Olive Garden, and we indulged quite a bit as well We dived into two appetizers and two entrees……….I was very close to sinning at that point.
We also spent the past weekend with Jerry Johnson (from the Apologetics Group) and his wonderful family in Draper, VA. We enjoyed seeing the snow fall as we drove up and really took in some great fellowship and relaxing there on the mountain. I also received a copy of Robert Reymond’s Systematic Theology from him for my birthday and a copy of The Coming of the Kingdom by Herman Ridderbas, as well as, began reading a copy of Gordan Clark’s work A Christian Philosophy of Education. We also engaged in some very beneficial discussion of the covenants and the issues regarding paedo-baptism for which I am profoundly thankful. I may post on that in the future.
With that said, I hope to get back to posting a bit more. I haven’t been online as much since all this started and that has not been a bad thing However, I see that my name still comes up in discussions, usually by the Incrediblogger himself. Anyway, I thought I would take the time and let you all know what was going on just in case you might get worried. Be on the lookout Gordan, I am going to change the photo in the near future. I think the Jack Bauer look will be appropriate