Friday, August 02, 2002

For years I have struggled with traditional "prayer list" style prayer. It has always seemed artificial to me. More than that, continually asking for stuff has seemed out of place. I know God wants us to ask, but I just don't think that's supposed to be the mainstay of our conversation with our Lord. I received an email today, listing humorous wisdom from bumper stickers. One of the bits of wisdom caused a mini-epiphany. "Prayer - Don't give God instructions - just report for duty!" Of course, I knew this already. Somehow, today, I was ready to hear it--though the truth of this will work itself out in knee callouses.

Thursday, August 01, 2002

Back at Biola. My brain hurts. I did not accomplish what I had planned at the workshop, but at least I know what I need to learn and what research questions can be asked.

On another note, I can't believe the Fall semester is just around the corner. I've actually registered already--gotta love WebReg! First semester Hebrew is just around the corner. Cool!

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Back in the computer lab in Powell Library (a really cool building, by the way). I'm waiting for a data merge, so I have a few minutes. We go to I Cugini for dinner tonight--it's an awesome Italian place near 3rd Street in Santa Monica--food, atmosphere, and ocean--cool! I'm gonna go now...

Monday, July 29, 2002

Well, it's the end of a day of data crunching at the CIRP summer workshop at UCLA. I'm getting ready to head off to the meal they're spreading out for us. It's been informative, but eventful. The computer ate the data file I brought. Thankfully, I was paranoid enough to bring the original files, so I'll need to recreate the world in the morning. Gotta go...