I’ve now been sick for the fifth frickin’ day in a row and I’m getting pretty sick of it. (let’s all chuckle at my little joke) I hate it when I get sick because I feel like I accomplish nothing.
I’m more than a week behind in my reading, which means I’ll probably finish reading the entire bible after LT. But in the mean time, I’ve been catching up on my correspondances.
This past weekend, I’ve been really praying through my future, what things will look like and what I’m hoping for. Ask I’ve asked God on clarity for my LA dreams and impossible schemes, I felt God give me some concrete direction to persue a councilling degree.
While I’m unsure what all this looks like, what’s even more unsettling is the notion of hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail. It’s about a 2,000 mile hike, starting in Alabama ending north in Maine. God kind of put it in my mind to possibily hike this trail. I’m not sure what the details look like or even if I’ll do it. But one thing is for sure: I can’t do it alone.”
The way I see God answering this prayer is by giving me someone to hike the trail with. Because training for a hike this long is one thing but I’d need to have someone who is dedicated and could commit to for two years to accomplish this.
I’m excited to see what God will do in the mean time. I plan on applying to Washington Bible College when I get back to Maryland.
After many years of avoiding it, I finally caved and created a Facebook profile. There are many things I can say that changed my mind on the issue. The primary reason is probably because so many college students use it as a form of communication. Being a “friend” on facebook is important.
I’ve also revitalized my AIM-screen name. I am not publishing it publically so feel free to e-mail me about it, if you don’t know it.
I’ve opened up comments on this blog entry. I’m wondering how many people would be interested if I opened up comments on my blog.
I initially turned them off by default because there was no way to screen them. However, I think the at this point, I’d like to give people a chance to respond. The rules would be the same as my livejournal blog:
- All comments must be signed!!! Any unsigned entries will get deleted.
- Absolutely no profanity.
- Comments cannot go off-topic.
Let me know what you guys think
Akeelah and the Bee is about a young girl who can spell by simply remembering the words. Using her hand as a metronome as a beat, she spits out letters to the most complex words. With a doctor of English as her coach, she makes her way to the National Spelling Bee.
Overall, this movie is a great inspirational story. It jerks tears, and gives hope to those who’s best friend is the spell check. Any movie of this genre is predictable and, of course, Akeelah has her moment in the spotlight. However, its the ending that shocks and amazes.
The story is simple, yet moving. There are no fight scenes, car chases, or bloody knives. But the drama is captivating. If it’s still in your theatre, I highly recommend spending a rainy afternoon watching this film.
This movie receives a B+ for great direction, moving story, and wonderful acting. I still can’t get over Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus (which, ironically, is a similar character in this film).
It’s WEEK THREE BABY!! This week is what’s affectionately known as “reality week” because the thrill and excitement of LT has now worn off and reality is starting to set in…
Roommates are “borrowing” your soap. Friends are starting to spread lies. Insults are flying everywhere…and this is only Monday…
Okay, so this is an exaggeration. In fact, it isn’t even a fact so no exaggeration has taken place (semantics). But it’s actually been pretty refreshing to talk with so many new people. What I’ve found to be encouraging is how these Michigan people, who don’t know me very well, have shared their deepest fears and shared their lives with me. I’ve been humbled by how God has used me.
In fact, last night, after our project day, I spent about two and half hours talking about how to reconcile our political views with our spiritual views. The fact is that we can’t. One way or another, we’ll have to compromise. What we believe will eventually come out. What I ended up doing today for my extended time with God was to put together a list of verses that talked about how we are subject to the law, but not everything that is permissible is beneficial. (I’ll be uploading this soon so don’t worry.)
Also today, I shot my first gun for the first time! It was much more exciting than I thought it was going to be. I shot a .22, 9mm, and a .44 (I think). It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while and I’m glad I had a chance to do it here. I have pictures, which I’ll upload soon.
Soaking up the sun!