My blog was dead this year, and for no small reasons. After a difficult church discipline that exploded in my face-for the glory of God; Chrissi and I found ourselves at a cold crossroads. Pregnant, alone, without much spiritual support (Praise be to the Maker who supplied us in every way from our distant families)-Abigail Ruth was born to us 11/17/2007. After over a week in the NICU due to underdeveloped lungs (a faith trial in itself) she came home with us after a solemn Thanksgiving. That winter yielded a cold heart in my soul and home. I felt like Elijah-standing alone, seeing God move, feeling forsaken in persecution. I became bitter toward my King, and ironically in bitterness returned to seminary in Louisville. We bought a home, started jobs, (I continue in part time work, this is an albatross above any Christian mans heart-which should desire to provide fully for his family) found a church home, and started school.