Since the last blog post …

It has been far too long since I have last blogged!

My main excuse is that I have been writing my thesis since the beginning of November. I just finished a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I would take a few moments to update folks on everything that has been going on in life since the last post.

I must confess: it wasn’t ALL work (& no play) … before I started the writing process in November, we were still able to squeeze a few fun things in since the last post. I have included a selection of photos below, just to give you an idea of what my husband and I have been up to:

By God’s grace, we survived all of the Southern California Wildfires in October. The fire-lines literally surrounded us on all three sides (west, north and east) within just a few miles at some points, but we survived the entire ordeal completely unscathed! This picture was taken in about 3 miles from our apartment. The fire fighters were filling-up their airtanks in nearby Castaic Lake to help combat the flames … it was very exciting!

Fire burns all around Castaic, CA.

Then, me and my mother, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew all went on a family camping trip off the coast of Ventura, CA. It was my nephew’s first camping experience, but I think he is a natural:

“Ya want some?”

Dave “mans” the grill :)

We finally tired him out!

Before I started on my thesis, we enjoyed celebrating “Reformation Day” (most pagans celebrate “Halloween” the same day 😉 ) with family. In preparation for the big day, my little nephew, Joel, accompanied us to the Pumpkin Patch to help select our “Reformation Pumpkin” 🙂

Joel conducting “durability test” on pumpkin ;-)

This was the beginning of the end … of my social-life, that is!


About Elizabeth

I am a sinner, saved by grace striving to increase in the knowledge of my Savior and His precious Word each day. The reader should know that there are a few presuppositions with which I approach this blog: 1) I believe in the biblical gospel, which basically purports that all mankind is born under the curse of sin (due to the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden). Therefore, man is separated from God and can have no relationship with God because He is perfectly holy, not even able to look upon sin. Unfortunately, God is also perfectly just and must not only separate Himself from sin, but must also punish it. In order to reconcile man to Himself, God, the Father, sent God, the Son, down to earth to live as a man and take our sins upon Himself on the cross. While on the cross, God, the Son, bore the full weight of the wrath of God, the Father, against our sins in order that we who believe in Him might be set free from the curse of our sin. God, the Son, Jesus Christ, died as a propitiation for our sin in order to appease God, the Father's, holy and just character, redeem us from sin, and reconcile those who believe in this gospel to God, the Father. 2) I am primarily writing to those who already believe in this biblical gospel. In other words, this blog is not focused on evangelizing the lost, but edifying believers. 3) I believe that the Christian Bible is the very word of God. Therefore, it is completely inerrant, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative in the life of a believer.
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