On Monday of this week, I set out to catch a sunset only to see the sun play hide-and-seek behind the clouds, so I went over to the Cape Coral Marina to see what I could capture (the goal was to come up with potential postcard pics). The pics above are from that brief photog excursion.
On to other news, we have finally decided on the name for our second son (due in less than five weeks!). His name is Aiden Clark. The middle name comes from my wife’s dad whose middle name is Clark, and Aiden comes from A.W. Tozer (his full name is Aiden Wilson). Early in my theological journey, God used the writings of Tozer to impact my thinking on a God-centered trajectory and to live dangerously for the glory of God. Aiden means “little fire” and perhaps comes from the first person to have that name–St. Aidan of Lindisfarne. St. Aidan lived in the 7th century and was known for his passion to plant churches and excellency in theological education. St. Aidan is credited as being the first missionary to the English-speaking world. I pray that God would fan this “little fire” and make him a great missionary theologian for the cause of Jesus Christ!
On the church front, things have been going rather well. Grace is planting a church about 30 minutes east of Cape Coral, and I have spent the last six weeks working with the core group and launch team as we are working through a study on Acts developed by Tim Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church (which is excellent!). I am also continuing a series focusing on Matthew 10 (Sending of Our Savior) this Sunday night, dealing with the relationship of prayer to the mission. By the way, if you have not checked out the spiritual warfare sermon series Tom Ascol has been preaching, you need to check it out.
The 2009 Band of Bloggers registration is officially closed. We have 215 registered, and I’m excited to be able to give over 2,000 books away due to the generosity of several publishers. The theme is Servants & Stewards based off of 1 Cor. 4:1. The Gospel Coalition has been super helpful in working with me in attempting to put this event together. Those who come will not be disappointed.
Finally, I have created a YouTube channel for the family since I recently made this purchase. About the size of my iPhone, I am able to capture HD video, transfer, edit, and upload in less than 30 minutes. I can’t wait to see what this little gadget can do. A little confession though: I am having serious reservations of posting video clips with me talking to my son in a high-pitched voice. Until I start sounding more manly, you will not hear a peep from me. 🙂