I can’t fully believe that Blaire and I are jumping into our last year of seminary this month. To this point we have spent the first half of our marriage in Mexico and the second half here on the North Shore of Boston. Needless to say, our time and experience at Gordon-Conwell has shaped us in new and unexpected ways.
One of the clearest examples of this has been the continual discovery of our unique identities as sinful but sanctified individuals in a unifying marriage. What I mean is that Blaire and I are experiencing this life-altering and spiritually challenging season together as a couple. To be completely honest, I don’t think we would be able to do it alone. We get to share everything we’re learning with each other and take on so many new and exciting responsibilities as a team. To be even more honest; we get to take turns supporting and praying for each other when it all feels like too much.
Blaire and I have loved working at our church and serving at the seminary, but I think more importantly we have loved what this difficult but rewarding work has meant for the unity of our marriage.
This is us enjoying a free concert on our last free weekend before the fall!
Speaking of rewarding work; this is the mailroom. (Starting in the mailroom is just one of the many similarities I share with Buddy the Elf.)
And finally, this is my fall schedule. If anyone has any questions about these classes or what I might be learning I would love to connect with you.
1.) Graduate school can be extremely difficult without a supportive community. Blaire and I hope to create a loving and open community as the new Resident Life Coordinators for our building.
2.) Please also pray that we would finish our last year strong.
1.) For God’s intervention and provision of wise counsel regarding an important trial in Chris’ family!
2.) Praise God that Blaire and I finished our summer classes!
3.) As always a HUGE thank you to everyone who is supporting us and lifting us up in prayer.
Our Favorite Quotes Right Now…
“Pay more attention to your Creator than your critics.”
– Unknown & Blaire Colangelo
“Consider! You were not created to please your senses, to gratify your imagination, to gain money, or the praise of men; to seek happiness in any created good, in anything under the sun… On the contrary, you were created for this, and for no other purpose, by seeking and finding happiness in God on earth, to secure the glory of God in heaven.” John Wesley, Sermon – “What is Man”