Thursday, February 25, 2010

thankful thursday

1. laughter
2. finding joy in even the most mundane tasks
3. friends' smiles
4. exciting dreams for the future!
5. a good lunch: poppyseed chicken, green beans, and salad
6. my mentoring group - every single one of them!
7. the prayer labyrinth on ACU's campus
8. getting a fair amount of homework done this evening
9. not feeling too overwhelmed this week
10. God's grace and the encouragement of others which got me through the past few weeks
11. snow sharks :o)
12. Tatia and her crazy stories :o)
13. Paul and the fun I have chatting with him
14. getting to talk to Ivan, my first and always best friend, and catch up with him and his lovely wife, Ariel
15. the bowl of cereal I'm about to eat - the traditional family bedtime snack

Monday, February 8, 2010

just a thought...

Instead of fields, then, buy souls that are in trouble, according to your ability. Look after widows and orphans and do not neglect them. Spend your riches and all your establishments you have received from God on this kind of field and houses. It was for this that the Master bestowed wealth on you, to perform this ministry for Him.

(The Shepherd of Hermas, First Parable, 8) - quoted in Joseph A. Grassi, Informing the Future: Social Justice in the New Testament.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Well, I've just made out my list of things to do for the next couple of days. Is it a bit overwhelming to think of an estimated 56 hours worth of homework, including over 600 pages of reading, to wade through in the coming week? On top of 9 hours of class, 8 hours of GA work, mentoring group, church, meals, and hopefully some sleep in there somewhere? If anybody out there feels inclined to pray or encourage as the week progresses, all would be welcome!