What? It's February already? Yeah, I guess I did see a bunch of red and pink, chocolate hearts, and extra flowers in the grocery store last time I was shopping. I suppose that means Valentines Day has passed too? *checks calendar* Yep, turns out that we're already in the St. Patricks Day/Easter approach. Look out malt-filled Easter eggs, you will soon meet the conqueror, and her name is ME.
This semester has been quite busy. I'm taking three 400-level classes currently: Integrative Seminar, Topics in Theology, and Topics in Old Testament. Lest you think that I'm complaining unnecessarily about large amounts of work, realize that I will be completing the latter two of those classes at the end of next week. Yes, 2 1/2 classes completed in 7 weeks. Of course, I'm also leading a small group on campus and working in the dining hall... so yeah, life's a piece of cake! [you know the feeling of eating dessert as you run out the door in order not to be late for something? that's the sort of cake my life is right now!]
Nevertheless, I'm enjoying it. I've been studying the Hebrew word Hesed as used in the Old Testament, and in the process learning a lot about the nature of God. I also just finished a study on Liberation Theology, which helps me to understand the push for social justice today. There are certainly a lot of good things that the church as a whole can learn from Latin American theologians. [of course, there are also some problems with l.t., but how often do we find a theology with which we agree entirely?] [that was a rhetorical question, by the way]
The weather here in Three Hills has been amazingly temperate of late. After a couple weeks of -40, I've been loving the days of +2 or 3... (celcius, of course). Most of the snow has melted, which leaves it looking awfully brown out... but at least the sun shines regularly! =)
Homemaking here remains a pleasure. For Valentines Day, Vanessa and I hosted a few other girls for a meal of tacos... complete with homemade corn tortillas! I used some of the Maseca that I brought from home (it's impossible to find here in Three Hills) and used a textbook for a tortilla press! The textbook shall remain nameless, in order to protect its reputation.
Well, that's as much of an update as I have in me right now. I'm still working on figuring out a plan for after graduation. I'm sure something will work out. Ta ta for now!