The most engaging life I've ever had

exciting, fun, a little intimidating, definitely worth it.


It is now time

for me to shut up and listen.


Last night I learned a good lesson

about driving in the snow. >>>Don't get very close to the person in front of you, because you never know what they are going to do.<<< Fortunately it didn't take any mishaps on my part to learn it. I was riding with James back from MIT and we were coming down the Salsbury hill when a Sunfire in front of us did a graceful 180. Fortunately James, being a New Yorker, already knew what he was doing and kept us out of the way with his expert driving skills. So here's to a beautiful load of snow and safe drivers. I drove to the airport this morning and messed around in the empty half of the parking lot for a while to regain my feel for manuvering slick roads.
and NOW......It's time for my LAST CLASS!!!!.....yaycheeryeshollerwoohooetc


Beautiful Snow!


Pearl Harbor Day

Here's to all the men out there past and present who are defending my country. God Bless you all.
Bus fun:
Getting in on the middle of conversations in the bus is rather amusing.
For example: I was sitting in the gold loop bus and two girls were getting on. One was saying ", because I'm not as rude as you!" then she looks over and another passenger and says "Hey slut! What are you doing on the bus?" yeah... I had another few but I forgot them. My room is a mess and I'm almost out of food. I guess that means it's getting to the end of the semester.

More verses:
2 Chronicle 19:2-3
And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore [is] wrath upon thee from before the LORD.
Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.


I just got back from the last wallyball of the semester

I'm not a great player but everybody is nice and lets me tag along so its fun. And I get an occasional good hit. I really enjoy the CORPS group. I've finally motivated myself to start going on campus more and doing stuff with them and its been fun. Sunday evening I had a great conversation with the Blackwoods and the roomies. Deep and challenging. I really like conversations where both parties can validly challenge each other's beliefs and do it with the attitude of consideration and learning instead of just blowing up or coming in with the "duh of course I'm always right" mind set. If I ever fall into the latter mind set please tell me so, and I will probably hate you for a little (due to the I'm always right part), and then really appreciate your honesty for the rest of my life.

More verses:
2Chronicles 15:13-17
That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.
And also [concerning] Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from [being] queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped [it], and burnt [it] at the brook Kidron.
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.


The sermon from pastor Long this morning

was really great. It was about coming out of the darkness and into the light. We also heard the testimonies of Cris Cox, Kelly Russel and Keith??? who I haven't met yet. All three took the vows to become communicant members,and Kelly was baptized. Session took a vote on Thursday on putting the new church plant in West Lafayette or far East Lafayette. Judging from previous conversation, I think they went for W.L., but the official presentation is next week so I'll say for sure then. In the college class, we finished up Judges and that is all I am going to say about that.

Here's more verses:
Micah 5:10-15
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots:
And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds:
And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no [more] soothsayers:
Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.


I'm glad it's dead week.

We (CORPS) watched Kingdom of Heaven last night. Nothing great in that movie. Watch it for free if you want an interesting view on religion and war, but don't pay money for it. After discussing the movie for a long time and having a food wrapper fight, a lot of us went to green gables and played computer games/ watched movies/ talked/ whatever for a long time. I walked home in the fresh snow and got to bed at about 6 a.m. I thought it was an awfully bright night, till I got inside and looked at the clock and realized that it was the sun coming up. Normally I would kill myself for staying out so late and not getting much done today, but it's dead week and all my projects are done, so it's all good.

Here's some more verses:
Deuteronomy 7:3-6
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
For thou [art] an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that [are] upon the face of the earth.


2 weeks

I took three quizzes/exams in two hours for my three classes today. After that I sat in a computer lab and finished planning my retirement. I took me forever cause I had to teach myself how to do some advanced formulas in excel. I got done and ran over to the CoRec, but they were out of men's basketballs already, so I just ran home. I think they messed up the scales in there cause I'm reading ten pounds below average.

Here's some more verses:
Exodus 34:13-14 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:
For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name [is] Jealous, [is] a jealous God:


It's December!

And it started out with a beautiful snow! I woke up this morning and everything was so peaceful and calm. It's a lot of fun to walk while it's snowing, all the little flakes getting stuck to your hoodie and blowing in your face so you have to squint. Two years ago I only walked to get somewhere and didn't really enjoy it that much, but now I'm finding that I really like it. I could just go on for miles and miles. Last week I brought Caleb's bike up here so I could ride it for the next few weeks since mine broke, but I haven't ridden it once yet. I pumped up the tire on Monday with Ross's pump, so I could get the right pressure in, but after I returned his keys and was walking out to ride to class I heard this WHOMP. and... The tire exploded! It was the biggest hole I have ever seen in a tube before. So anyway, I've been walking since.

Here's a couple verses I found on stuff that God hates:

Deu 16:21-22
Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.
Neither shalt thou set thee up [any] image; which the LORD thy God hateth.