is it bad that i have no idea what to give up for lent? especially since today *is* ash wednesday.
attn seattlites: are you guys ok? if you write and tell me your stories, i’ll post them on here. (hint: let me know you are out there and reading my journal.)
well… we actually had a decent speaker in my anthro class. brant secunda was awesome but the other speaker on religion and drugs was just the pits. today’s speaker was stuart schelgel who is a former anthropology professor from ucsc and an episcopal priest. he talked about his experiences with the teduray peoples. it was incredibly interesting and the person i mentioned on friday kept his mouth shut.
this quarter is going by soooooo fast… my senior seminar paper is due in 3 weeks and finals are just as close!!! i’m chilling this weekend and grading senior seminar rough drafts, downloading jeff foxworthy mp3′s and marty haugen stuff. marty is pretty good and i find it funny that this lutheran-turned ucc composer is the most sung one in the catholic church. (sorry if i shattered anyone’s world view.) ok… an earthquake just hit. is this a sign of something?
i think that one guy in my anthro class only wants to hear the sound of his voice. he kept debating me over the Biblical standards of purity even though i answered his question and he knew NOTHING about what he was saying. there *is* no strata in christianity of when purity changes. it’s in the scriptures and he’d know it if he had bothered to read them before he started debating me. attn santa cruz non-believers: why don’t you *read* the Bible before you try to deconstruct it. you *might* actually learn something.
i had a lovely talk with veronica today. we talked about a lot of religious studies classes and she asked me about experiences in various classes. she is such a wonderful listener and she really has a good sense of God.
my papers are in. wooo hoooo!!!! my ankle is getting better. i had to limp down to mme to turn in a paper. it was pouring rain and thunder and lightning were going full blast. it was a nice view from inside but going out was nasty. then it turned all nice and sunny. what is up with that???? bonnie, you can’t choose how people will react but you can choose how you react to people.
well.. i just fulfilled my sprained ankle quota for the year. i slipped on the steps when i was walking to my apartment and now i have a pretty good sprain going on. quelle klutz!
UPDATE: the health center told me that i did a very good job of spraining my ankle. i also had very little swelling. wooo hoooo!!!
well… a nice stormy day. me thinks God is telling me to do my papers. maybe i’ll go for a walk if it gets nicer this afternoon. i also wish that i.l.l. would cooperate on getting me the rest of my books. they double ordered things so that i was over my limit. argh. this isn’t great timing especially when half of my senior sem paper is due on thursday. my Jesus page (which is essentially my testimony in college) is up again.