Biking in Denmark and Seminary

For the last 9 days (or from Sunday June 5th to Monday June 13) I’ve been biking in Denmark. I believe this was the sixth time Mari has biked Denmark, and it was the fifth time (or so) for her sister. It was the best time of the summer for the three of us to go together. Mari and Ingliv hadn’t started working yet, and the weather in Denmark was pretty perfect. There was no rain at all until we left Denmark. Then it was supposed to rain for a week.

As you can see on the map, we drove from our town Risør to Kristiansand (red), then took a ferry to Hirtshals (green), three trains south to Struer (blue), and biked back up to Hirtshals (purple). Unfortunately the picture can’t be made any bigger, so you may have to squint a bit.

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The pictures below reflect the better times we had (though the memories might be better than what happened in the actual pictures, like biking against the wind). I have left out pictures of my week-long allergic reactions, blood, and tears.

Place: Denmark:
Length of Stay: Nine days
Bikers: Three
Distance Biked:
300 km/186 mi
Days of Rest
: Two
Ice Cream: Lots
Best Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chip (still haven’t found this in Norway)
Theme Park: Fårup Sommerland
Allergies: Grass
Good Nights of Sleep: 1?

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Oh! You mean it goes through that hole!

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Cotton Candy / Candy Floss

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Hey, Spencer! Do you like spiders?!

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We slept poorly, but we were together

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What happens when they give me the map… kidding!

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After 9 days, it was very, very nice to get home. Now one of our Bible college friends is visiting us for three weeks. It’s great especially since I’m finished with my Norwegian language course and my schooling. Now with all of this free time I have (not exactly), I have more reviews coming up. Zondervan has some new online classes up, and I’ve been blessed to be able to review Basics of Biblical Greek 1 by William Mounce and Basics of Hebrew 1 by Gary Pratico and Miles Van Pelt. These classes will be great, and they will prepare Mari and I for our classes at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I’ve already gone through a bit of both of the online classes, watched some of the videos, I’ve done a few of the exams, and it works out really well. I’m really enjoying it, and it’s nice to have someone teaching the material alongside the books.

I suppose I haven’t announced this yet, but it is now official that Mari and I have been accepted into Southern Baptist Theological Seminary! We’ve been praying about this for a while and we are excited over our acceptance. Mari will be taking a Master of Divinity degree in Biblical Counseling, and I will take mine in Biblical and Theological Studies. We’ll be living in Louisville, KY for 3 1/2 years, and we’re praying for a car so that we can get around town (400 sq mi with 1.2 million people) and hopefully see some friends around the country. I was able to receive a need-based grant for my first year, and Mari will receive an international student grant (both will be a big help).

We’re working on getting Mari’s international student (F1) visa right now, finding a place to live, a possible car, and the money to cover everything. We would appreciate your prayers now and throughout our time at SBTS. We’ll need it!

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13 responses to “Biking in Denmark and Seminary

  1. Jo Beth DeLoach

    Looks like you had a great adventure! (No horses included) Ha! We are looking forward to you being in the states and pray for God to supply your needs! Love you!

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    • Thank you, Mrs. JoBeth! I love you too! Yes… no horses! And we’re looking forward to being in the states too. I could use some A/C again.

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  2. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Great adventure!

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  3. Michelle Besas - Olsen

    Kos dere masse!

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  4. mccrackenrandy

    Thanks for the update. I was wondering what was going on in Denmark. What a cool thing to do. Well, unfortunately we won’t be able to visit you guys since we have had to come to America to care for my parents. It sounds like you’re busy anyway. I forget who was coming to visit you (?). If we had come, we would have tried to come this month, so it looks like it’s all for the best. Although we’re sad to miss seeing you guys, Ingliv and the whole family. Also disappointed to miss seeing Norway again. Love you guys. Let us know when you move to KY.

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    • Josh Quarles is here right now. Sorry to hear about your parents. We’ll be praying for the time you will have with them and that they heal well. I’ll definitely let you know when we’re in KY. Looking forward to the next time!

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