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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

A Short Trip

This past weekend some of us went to Florida to visit our friend. Oh it was a wonderful time. It was so nice to see the sun three days in a row - not something I see in winter in Ohio. We got to walk on the beach, see alligators, go to universal studios, laugh until we couldn't breath, bask in the sun and just hang out. No one thing from the trip sticks out to me, except maybe chasing the waves on the beach. I think I could run barefoot through the sand, chasing waves the rest of my life and be perfectly happy.

This is going to be my last post for a while. I'm taking a break from blogging. Sorry this post wasn't more interesting.

Catch you all lata!


Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy V-day

As pathetic as this sounds, I am really glad I'm single this Valentine's Day - I have way too much homework to do! I know. I'm a nerd. But I'm ok with that.


Tuesday, February 08, 2005


So I was sitting in class today when it hit me. I forgot to register for classes for next quarter. Registration opened yesterday. I was certain that I had been locked out of my classes and wouldn't be able to graduate.

But I wasn't. I took the last spot in one class, but I got in.



Monday, February 07, 2005


This weekend was tons of fun. Friday night we had our first India team meeting. (Have I mentioned I am going to India in the summer? Three weeks showing God's love to children in Delhi - I can't wait!) Anyway, I am really excited about our team - I think we will all get along really well. Ben, a pre-med student, described all of the parasites we could get while we are in India. Extremely gross, and fascinating all at the same time. If I get a parasite - I'm not telling anyone! This week I should start working in getting my shots - woo hoo!

Saturday Tamara, my sister and her friend and I went down to Asbury to visit some friends. Ben was a wonderful host and showed us all the fabulous sites of Wilmore like the bridge and the creepy girl floating over the water, and downtown Wilmore. Oh and we got to drink Ale-8. Wilmore is an exciting place! It was good to see Ben and meet some of his friends, as weird as they are. We got back home really early in the morning and I am still tired from that trip.

Yesterday I had a superbowl party at my house. I don't really care about the superbowl, but I do like to have parties at my house. (Anyone else think that the cat and the tomato sauce commercial was the best?) We had a good time, but I had tons of homework to do and I was really tired so I kicked everyone out as soon as the game was over.

So I had a really good time this weekend, but I feel incredibly behind in everything now. And all I want to do is take a nap. *Yawn* I'll be going to Florida later this week - so there probably won't be many updates in a while. Sorry.


Thursday, February 03, 2005

Christ's Love in Action

Sudanese Christians have long been persecuted by both their Muslim government and black Muslims from Western Sudan region of Darfur. The government hired Muslims from Darfur to eradicate the Christians in Sudan. For years these Christians have been killed, tortured and raped by their government and fellow citizens. However, the violent government of Sudan has given these Christians the opportunity to love their enemy.

Arab Muslims in control of the Sudan government have begun a war against black Sudanese. These are the same Muslims from Darfur that a couple of years they hired to kill Christians. This proves that the Arab government views all blacks as slaves, even black Muslims. The government has dropped bombs on civilians, raped their women and burned villages. The death count from this ethnic cleansing could be around 400,000.

Darfuri Muslims expected aid to come from other Muslim countries. Instead help has come from a very unexpected source: the Christian community from Southern Sudan. The same people who they tried to destroy are turning and providing them with food and water. "Sudan Mercy" is exemplifying Scripture's command to feed your enemy and forgive those who wrong you. Sudan Churches are partnering with Churches in the USA to supply needed items such as winter clothing and other humanitarian aid.

This is Christ's love in action people. Now, that's what I'm talkin about.


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Mrs. J

Mrs. J is one of the neatest ladies I know. We meet regularly to study the Bible and share what God has been teaching us. Even though she is 60 years older than me, the lessons from scripture span all ages.

She is a great example of someone who is purposeful in every area of her life. She is in intense pain from knee problems and even though her surgery keeps getting pushed back, she just smiles and says "Oh I wish this was over with, but God is never early or late and I just need to wait for His timing." She's not worried about her surgery because in her words "If God wants me to walk, I'll walk. If He doesn't... well then there is nothing I can do about that. I just need to trust in Him." No. She's not concerned with how her surgery turns out, she's more concerned with the people she meets at the hospital and rehab center. What if she didn't pack enough Bibles to give to everyone who needs one?

She reminds me that the trivial things in life are just that, trivial. She reminds me that while I have most of my life before me, I must use it for God's glory, or I may get to the end of it and realize I wasted it on things that didn't matter. She and her husband prove that God does not have a retirement plan for His people. In every stage of our lives, we have opportunities to serve Him and the people around us - we are never done.

I love meeting with Mrs. J. I hope that when I am 80some years old I will have lived a life as devoted to Christ as she has.

She has surgery this Friday at 7:30 am. Would you please pray for her?


Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Swing Club

A Swing Club is starting at my school! If you go to my school and would like to get involved, here are the details:

Swing Club
Monday Nights
Lessons: 8-9 pm
Dance: 9-10:30ish
Cost: $5 a quarter (It's so cheap!)

I don't know what room it is in yet. If you want more info, contact me and I will get it to you. If this takes off, we are going to host exchanges with other schools and community dances. Hurray for Swing Dancing.