Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I must say even with all the work and the complaining that I have done this semester it has been one of the best times of my life. I have meant some of the most amazing people. I have this immediate group of friends who are awesome. We have really intense discussions, we commiserate about why where are here, and we laugh A LOT! Then there are a lot of different people who I don't see as often but are fun, and supportive and just great.
The classes have been good too. I am one of the few people who liked my public practice of theology class. We had wonderful discussion in our precept. My old testament class was interesting. I realized that I really did learn a great deal. Research and writing I could have done with out but I did put together a bibliography of sources on postmodernism and somewhere done the line I think that will be helpful.
It has been an interesting time with the friends and family that came along prior to seminary. My parents I think have their ups and downs with what to d0 with this whole going to seminary and going into the ministry thing. Recently they have been great about it. I think they are starting ti get it. And most people who have been through this say they will never totally get that. Which is nothing new to me, my parents often don't fully get me. However, this time is very different. I think they are starting to understand more that this is more then just a job this is more then just a master's degree. My friends are having more of a struggle with it. Most of my friends are really religious so they aren't quite sure what this means. How they are supposed to act around me, etc. I in the beginning kept saying I'm still me. And I am, but I can feel the changes that are happening. I feel that the changes are really good. I just feel bad because I can the end of some of my friendships coming. Not that they will end completely just not be as strong or as present. I'm just not sure how mush of that has to do with seminary and how much of it has to do with just the passing of time. Don't get me wrong there have been some great times. And my church has been awesome with their support of me. I truly knows what it means to have a church family
My relationship with God just feels great. Sometimes to be honest I get caught up in school and strayed away, but getting back hasn't been a problem. I can feel God with me so much of the time. It's an amazing experience for me.
So far so good. This has just been an awesome semester!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
1. Paella.. best Spanish dish ever
2. Pillar candles
3. Peanut butter.. especially with chocolate
4. Pillows... trust me I use it as often as I can
5. Pizza... i can't wait for marino's pizza when I'm home
6. Pastors.. cause I have so many cool pastor types in my life
7. planes ... especially if I'm going someplace fun
8. phones.. my cell phone is great
9. presents.. both giving and receiving
10. pugs.. they are the only little dogs I like
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Sorry for the mass e-mail but I wanted to tell you all about my mission trip to
As part of my course requirements at Drew Theological school we have to have go on a cross cultural trip. I have chosen to go to
This particular trip happens to be a United Methodist Volunteer in
I have attached a list of items that we are brining with us to the orphanages and medical clinics that we will be visiting on the trip. The great thing is that we aren't just sending this stuff to some warehouse somewhere or to some organization where we hope it will get to the people that need it. I will be physically bringing the contributions to the facilities. If you can not donate the actual items and would like to send or give a monetary donation so that I may purchase items to contribute that would be great too.
I know it is the holidays and there are a lot of opportunities to give. If can not participate in this I fully understand.
Please feel free to pass this opportunity on to others who you think may wish to participate.
I will be leaving for the trip on Jan 6th. I will be willing to pick any items you may wish to contribute or you may send them to me.
Thank you so much in advance!
Peace and Blessing,
Here is the wish list:
WISH LIST FOR
Each time we visit the
clown make-up, wigs, costumes etc
Shampoo, tooth brushes, tooth paste.
Creme for scabies treatment
Tylenol for children
Cough medicine for children
Manual in Spanish for craft projects
II. Salud y Paz Medical Clinic in Camanchaj:
Visine or other over-the-counter for eyes
Anti-acids (tums etc)
Monistat for vaginal yeast infections
Cough syrup for children and adults
Naproxine (Advil or Ibuprofen)
Metronidazol 500 mg. (flagel)
Diaper rash medication
underware small sizes for women
III. Juan Ixtan, Patalup Medical Clinic:
Diabetic test strips for Accu-Chek Advantage machine
Otoscope to examine ears
IV. Hogar de Niños, San Sebastian de Lemoa
warm clothing for small children ages 0-17: underwear, socks, T-shirts and pants, jackets, sweaters, shoes (remember, 17-year-olds in
School supplies: pens, pencils, sharpeners, rulers, spiral notebooks, safety scissors, water colors, permanent markers, dry-erase markers, hole punches, folders, tape, tape holders, staple remover, stapler, staples, ruler, compass, protractor, tracing paper, Personal items: shampoo, tooth paste, soaps, tooth brushes, combs
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
I really and truly have mixed emotion as this semester ends. I happy to get a break from all the reading and the paper writing. Yet it makes me realize just how fast this time really goes by. I keep thinking about how quickly I felt my four years of college when by ans seminary is only three years. I am already in that but I'm going to miss it stage. It's wired because sometimes we rush the semester along but honestly if I could go back and do it over again I think i would. I really am enjoying this. Not to say there aren't downs because there sure are. last wed I was talking about dropping out. But overall this experience has been everything i could have ever wished for.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
|Your Scholastic Strength Is Inspiring Others|
You are great at developing a vision, and getting others to adopt your way of thinking.
You are talented at leading, balancing tasks, and helping people work together.
You should major in:
Monday, December 04, 2006
So any ideas of summer Jobs for the sem kid? I thought about doing camp but I don't think my summer classes end in time... suggestions will be appreciated
ok Two papers left to write I should leave the library at about 2am :-(
Sunday, December 03, 2006
And I broke up with the long distance bf.. It was for the best but it doesn't make it any easier.
OK well I need to get to work... Prayers will be appreciated!