Jennifer and I worked from home for Dr. Kunze. This job is kind of a side job when Jenn is not doing Dental Hygiene and I'm not working at my other job. We basically do data entry for a German/English Theological Dictionary. It's kind of a silly job, but it makes a little extra dough, and it's not that bad when we do it together. Need a definition for a German word? Click Here... :)
After some work, we decided to go for a run. We decided on just doing a 10k around one of our favorite loops. It was such a nice run although it was a bit cold. I'm so blessed to be able to workout and sweat a little with my awesome wife, Jennifer! It's really cool to enjoy the same thing as your best friend.
Saturday morning, we did the usual...wake up, walk the dog, and get ready for church. I had been asked to preach for church at the La Porte Seventh-day Adventist church this past Sabbath. The pastor of that church was going to be gone, so while I did field school, he asked me to preach for him. (Remember what I was doing all last month with evangelism?) Since I've been up here at Seminary at Andrews University, I haven't had a whole lot of opportunities to preach other than once in Washington D.C. for a special weekend back in January. So, I was excited to be back in the pulpit. We drove the 45 minutes to the church and had plenty of time to hook up my computer for some powerpoint action. Here's a not-so-great picture of the front of the church.
After getting my mic on, it was time to start the service. It's always a little awkward being at a church where the flow is a little different than what I'm used to. I had a little head start on figuring out the order of the service because I had seen it a couple times in October. It was also really great to know a few names and faces to tie in to the sermon. Speaking of the sermon, I got a copy of it just for you. Now, there is absolutely no pressure to listen to it, because it is about 30 minutes long. But, if you've got the time, feel the urge to listen to a sermon, or just want to hear what I sound like, then here it is:
Tower Power from Matthew Smith on Vimeo.
Or, if you just want to see me in "action," here's a picture for ya:
Sunday: Yesterday was filled with the normal boring things like homework and Nascar. (Don't make too much fun...I'm from the South) Jenn and I did squeeze a 5k in to our evening plans right before dusk. We had good intentions of running a long run, but the wind was CRAZY, so that wasn't going to happen. I spent some time on the trainer too. I'm really enjoying these indoor rides even though they can get boring. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll be so sick and tired of the trainer, but what can you do?
We've got a week and a half till the Atlanta Half. We might try to do one more longer run and a few more shorter ones. Both of us are feeling very confident about this race. That's scary to me since the last time I was confident, I failed BIG time at the Holy Half Marathon. Thanks for reading.