Friday, August 24, 2001

From a church newsletter (source unknown):

"Next Sunday is the family hay ride and bonfire at the Fowlers'. Bring
your own hot dogs and guns. Friends are welcome! Everyone come for a fun
time."

From Go! magazine:

"In high school, when the teacher says 'Good morning', you mumble back. In college, when the professor says 'Good morning', you write it down."

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

"Therefore every time we sin, we are doing something God hates. He hates our lustful thoughts, our pride and jealousy, our outbursts of temper, and our rationalization that the end justifies the means. We need to be gripped by the fact that God hates all these things. We become so accustomed to our sins we sometimes lapse into a state of peaceful coexistance with them, but God never ceases to hate them.

We need to cultivate in our own hearts the same hatred of sin God has. Hatred of sin as sin, not just as something disquieting or defeating to ourselves, but as displeasing to God, lies at the root of all true holiness."

-Jerry Bridges, The Pursuit of Holiness

Friday, August 17, 2001

"If we can send a man to the moon, how come we didn't send them all there?" -quote off a magnet we saw at the mall tonight

Wednesday, August 15, 2001

Well, I am officially a fourth-grade teaching assistant. I start tomorrow at 7:45. I am a little overwhelmed and astounded by the whole thing. I imagined that I would end up at the mall (like always), and be able to witness to non-believers, but hate my job in the process. Not to mention that standing jobs are killer on my bad knee.

Thank You, Lord!

Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Big news. I will probably be a fourth-grade teaching assistant. Full-time. I never really envisioned myself as an elementary school teacher, but I do like 4th and 5th graders. You can talk to them, and they can talk back and understand plenty. It will be at Bridgeway Christian Academy, my church's preK-8 private school.

In addition, I am taking undergrad Spanish night classes, and then starting on my master's degree by taking Greek 1 and Hermeneutics. Hopefully, Jason or Matt or both will take them too, because I am a bit scared of doing them by myself. At least Greek is a whole year long, so it will go a lot slower than your normal class. And maybe by learning myself I will get an even better understanding of it. Spanish is a pre-req for the Linguistics half of my degree (a MA double major in Bible and Linguistics, eventually from Dallas Theological Seminary). They recommended I have at least 2 semesters of a college-level, spoken language. I took Latin in college, and they said that might not help me too much in the Linguistics part. The degree is tailored for future Bible translators, so the linguistics classes are pretty much only about interpreting verbal communication. Since most people take spoken languages in college, it's not an official requirement, but one of those "We strongly suggest...." things. Well, hopefully Spanish will help me in other ways as well.

Monday, August 13, 2001

then i realized mine doesn't have any of the above.....i wonder what that says about me.....

i have noticed that almost all blogs have a similar style of web design. trends in pale colors, but not white; very small letters; reading lists; and side bars with random info about the person. interesting.

Sunday, August 12, 2001

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." -- Eph. 2:4-10

Saturday, August 11, 2001

I apologize for making so many apologies lately....

I apologize to those of you who may have posted on my guestbook and don't see the post. I have been meaning to fix it, but have had very little free time this summer. I plan to renovate my website this fall when school will afford me more time (seriously!).

Thursday, August 09, 2001

So, arctic banana to you.......

I realize I have been lax about my blogger. I apologize to the probably zero of you who read it. I put the bookmarklet on IE, and should remember to use it now. If I don't see it, I don't use it, although then I get stuff lost in my head that I wish I could remember later...

"It...looks...like a flying cow!" -Kelly Reid in reference to my "Sensosketch" (sorta like blind Pictionary) drawing of a cow jumping over the moon in the game Cranium.

She was exactly right. To bad she was on the other team!