The following is the paper I wrote for the PH 305 Baptist Heritage class I just finished at the Antioch Bible Institute (ABI). I just finished my first semester (two classes) there and I believe I did quite well — thank God!
We just started the new semester this week and I am taking two classes again. Each class we are required to write a paper and turn it in with our course notebook on the last day of class. Here’s the paper I wrote for my Baptist Heritage course.
Why I’m A Baptist
Many people might say that I’m a Baptist by default. Being adopted into and raised in a Baptist home would definitely have an influence on which direction my faith would go. I was always taught about the fallacies of Catholicism, Lutheranism, Methodism, the Church of Christ, Hinduism, Mormonism – you name it and chances are I could tell you at least one reason why they were all false, or at least flawed, religions.
I was originally supposed to be in Florida on travel for work this past week, but my trip was cancelled. (long story). I’m actually kind of glad it was cancelled because that allowed me to stay home with my tiny dog and not have to get (or pay) a dog-sitter. I’m also thankful that I didn’t have to miss any of my classes for school — trying to catch up on the lectures I would have missed would’ve been a nightmare.
I want to say thank you to those of you who were willing to write a guest post for Grow Up! while I was supposed to be away. I’m thankful to know such humble and willing people — you are all a blessing.
Below are a few “funnies” I found a while back that I had planned to post while I was out of town. I’ve decided to stick with it and post them anyhow. After all, who doesn’t need a good laugh once in a while…?
Anyone who blogs regularly somewhere knows how much work it can be, regardless of how much you may enjoy it. Sometimes it’s hard to formulate into words what exactly you want to say. Sometimes it leaves your brain and emotions feeling absolutely fried. Sometimes it makes you want to pull all your hair out in frustration (although I’m 97.4% sure that the bald look wouldn’t suit me at all, so I’m trying to avoid that move as much as possible).
In the past I have shared my overly-booked, insane schedule with you all and most of you told me I was crazy (or something like that). Most of you also encouraged me to be careful not to stretch myself too thin, to pray about my schedule, to cut out the unnecessary stuff, or simply set aside the things the Lord hadn’t specifically called me to do.
Hence, this post…