So I’m really glad that God keeps challenging me to be more like Him…my humanity isn't so excited about the pain that is often a part of that process. The good news (from the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) is that although God isn’t safe, He’s always and eternally good. Sometimes, that is all I can hold onto!
Last night I went grocery shopping…I only spent $3.51 on groceries…I sometimes wonder what I am eating. I did get some groceries last weekend at Wal*Mart, and I bought a lot of stuff at the beginning of the semester that I am using now. It just seems odd…oh well. I’m not starving, and that’s a good thing!
I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to keep my secret until I go home for Christmas. I’m guessing not, since I almost blurted it out to my mom on the phone four or five times the other night. I almost just typed it here…we’ll see.
Let me just say that I do not like legal issues, especially not when they come in the form of a take home final from my Teachers and the Law class. The good news is that it is one more final I won’t have to stick around to take here during finals week. It’s just not pleasant in the process. I think I’m about 1/3 of the way done, and it’s due tomorrow. (Just the questions are 5 pages long, if that gives you any ideas about the absolute joy of this little project!)
I feel like I have something more to say, but I’m not sure what. Oh yeah, church this morning was fantastic. It was good to be back in church since I wasn’t in a church service at all last week, and the weeks before weren’t at Tempe Nazarene. I liked the other weeks a lot too (Mexicali and home!) but it’s nice to feel like I belong a little here. This morning was the finale of Purpose Driven Life/40 Days of Purpose, so it started with a pancake breakfast during Sunday School, then, instead of a sermon, we watched 13 people get baptized. It was so sweet; I forget how great baptismal services are! The celebration and excitement at them must be just a taste of the celebration in heaven when someone finds Jesus! How blessed I was to be a part!
woke up to rain this morning…another great blessing. It did make me a little homesick though.