New baby…

October 14, 2009 at 6:08 pm (Family, spiritual growth)

Whoohoo! New baby has arrived! My wife delivered our first child on Monday at 11:42am. Coming in at a whopping 8 lbs. 11 ozs., Ivy-Jane Sommer Southworth is healthy and happy (usually:-)

I’m not usually a really emotional guy, but I just have to express my overwhelming thankfulness for God’s mercy and provision. Neither Kyna nor I deserve the grace He has shown us in the whole pregnancy, labor, and delivery process; I am truly awed by His sovereign, free love towards us. We are also blown away by the friends and family who have stood faithfully by us: their love is also overwhelming and their help indispensable.

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Advanced fiction writing

August 27, 2009 at 7:11 am (education, spiritual growth, Writing)

Began Advanced Fiction Writing grad class last night. It’s going to be great! I did get to submit my story for critique – the first in the class – and I’m looking forward to hearing what people think of it. I’m feeling a strange mixture of “its so good they’re going to be blown away” and “its so terrible I’ll be humiliated for the next three months of class.” Yes, that would be pride and the fear of man, both rolled up into one. Looks like its going to be a spiritually stretching class as well:-)

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