Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Break

I'm sitting in the airport right now, waiting for my flight. Yes, it's that time already-- the time when multitudes of college students are released from the confines of their studying and are unleashed on the unsuspecting world. Although on my way home, I have one project yet to finish. In spite of this, I am confident that break will be good, and that I will finish my last bit in plenty of time.

Going home? Yes. Looking forward to it? Yes. Having gotten 9 hours of sleep between the last three nights, I think it'll be nice to try for that in a single night. "Dream on," you say, "that'll never happen." Yes, I realize that it's chances are low, yet I continue to hope, because, after all, that is the foundation of Christianity. [maybe I'll blog on that a little later, hey?]

'tis all

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Another month has gone by, and it is time again for an update. What have I been up to in the last month? I've written about 70 pages of papers, read countless books, had numerous conversations, and made innumerable cups of coffee/tea. It's been a good month.

For one week during the middle of November I took a course in Calgary. We did five days of class, 6 hours of class a day. It was fun, mostly because I did it with all the other senior interns in Explore and Discover and we were able to hang out together outside of class time. It also snowed, and I was the driver, so I got a lot of practice driving in Alberta snow. 'Twas fun, but I've now had my fill of that variety of winter driving.

Last night Discover had their big fund raising event, raising money for our ministry practicum in El Salvador. The girls put a ton of work into it, and it went off well. We did coffee, punch, and tons of baked goods. Also had live music and live and silent auction items. In the two hour event we made over $2200! I was quite impressed by the entire event and how well they pulled it off.

In personal news, God's been teaching me to depend on Him more. I've been able to develop good relationships with a bunch of the girls in Discover and it's been fun to see what God's done with that. He's able to do abundantly more than we ask or imagine!

A verse which has stood out to me lately is Daniel 11:32b, "but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action." This verse reminds me of three things: 1) I need to continue pursuing God so that I can truly know Him; 2) in what I do know, I must stand firm; and 3) if I know God and know what I should do, then I am obligated to take action on it. It's been neat to see what effect this perspective has on my life.

What's next? I have four more class sessions, one more paper, two finals, four meetings, and a bunch of random things to finish up before I fly home a week from today. It's gonna be good!