Somewhere back in May, I had this wonderful fantasy of the lazy days of summer and all of the free time that would come with them. Free time that would be spent reading and writing.
But as usual, my plans did not turn out as I had hoped and my blogging has continued to be scattered and sporadic. Which means I don’t always (read: don’t usually) post on here as regularly as I’d like to.
Maybe someday that will change and I will be a much more disciplined blogger, but for now, readers, you will have to be content with blog posts here and there, with some occasional consistency thrown in (when I am feeling productive).
While my time has not been spent blogging lately, it has been spent moving to Kentucky to attend seminary at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have wanted to attend here since my sophomore year of college and even though my wife and I have only been here for just a little over a week, it already feels like a second home. The people here have been incredibly inviting (and not just the seminary folks, but people here in general) and the Lord has graciously crossed our paths with people who have already made us feel like part of the seminary family. My classes start in just over a month and believe me, I am already salivating over the booklists for them.
Time and time again, I am blown away by God’s special grace to his people. I do not deserve to have a wonderful wife, but even as I type she is sitting at the kitchen table working on our one-line-a-day journal. I do not deserve to have access to a rich variety of theological books and resources, but just a few feet behind me stand two bookshelves stuffed with them. And I do not deserve to be in a place where I can train to become a minister of God’s sheep – a flock that the book of Acts says God bought with his own blood – but here I am, enrolled as a student for the 2018-19 semester.
God is far more gracious to me than I will ever deserve or comprehend and for that I give him glory. I am excited to see how God uses me and my family for his glory in the coming months. Will you take a moment of your day to pray that my time here at Southern will glorify God?
Stay tuned for another post coming soon! I have an article that’s been on the backburner for a few weeks and it will be up within the next few days! And don’t forget to hit that subscribe button below! Every now and then you’ll get an email in your inbox with posts just like this one! You can contact me on Facebook or Twitter @CalebEakle.