November 21, 2007
Dear Katie and Luke:
Two weekends ago I taught in a church in Las Vegas--Grace Reformed Church. On the way there, I had to change planes in Salt Lake City, and the snow-capped mountains were a joy to see. I actually got back quite late on Sunday evening because my plane out of Denver was delayed two hours (that was my layover on the way home) and then my baggage didn't come for another hour! I was happy to see you both resting peacefully, even though you were each sick. Grandpa and Grandma Noble came up from Texas to visit for the weekend, and I'm sure that made you feel better sooner.
I wrote a "bulletin insert" last week on the relationship between the divinity and humanity of Jesus. It's slated to go online in December.
This past Sunday we had a meeting of the entire church at the Heartland, and I preached, so I spent some time last week getting that sermon on Mark 4:26-29 ready. We had a large group of people there--we even had to add a couple of rows of chairs and I think we used all of the tables available for the meal.
Monday night we flew to Ohio for Thanksgiving. We didn't get into Columbus until 2:30 am. Our plane was delayed an hour in Kansas City (yes, that means we were scheduled to arrive at 1:30 am, but the tickets were only $10 on Skybus airlines!).
Yesterday, Aunt Vicki gave birth to Jordan Alexander! We will be headed to the Schaffner's on Friday, and we are all looking forward to seeing baby Jordan. Many prayers were prayed on his behalf (and his mother's) because of the complications with the birth of Kaleb.
Today we had some of Grandma Burchett's famous cinnamon cake for breakfast, and then after lunch we went to Marion for various reasons. I've decided that I'm already sick of the Christmas traffic, and we haven't even gotten through Thanksgiving!
Luke, you just handed me a "note" that says (in three year-old symbols) "I love you Daddy." I love you too, buddy. And Katie, I love you. You are both huge reasons that I am grateful to God this Thanksgiving.