Friday, July 18, 2003

Almost forgot

Wisdom from Will Rogers
Never miss a good chance to shut up.

[courtesy of Mikey's Funnies Web site]

Now to live them...
Only three more short Fridays after this one... how sad... but then again, I get short Fridays (work a half day, get paid full day--I love Biola!)...

Mood: still too tired to tell, but a bit grouchy (watch out ya'll)
Thanking God stuff today: Biola Duplicating Center--they made posters for the YAM worship Experience; short Fridays; in advance for the VBS finale tonight; in advance for the worship Experience tomorrow night

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Well, today was the last class meeting for Exegesis in Genesis. The prof took us all out for lunch--how cool is that?! This was a nifty class--only five students, lots of discussion, and a smart AND spiritual professor... wow! Only down side? The final paper is not due until next Thursday (drop dead due date, though I'm shooting for Tuesday), so even though it's over, it's not over. Still, given I'm exegeting such an awesome passage (Genesis 22, the sacrifice of Abraham--yes 'Abraham'... more on that when I'm done), given that, it's all good. Anyhow, gotta go catch the bus and read source material like mad.

Oh, yea...
Mood: too tired to know
Thanking God stuff today: Dr. Finley of Talbot; my classmates; Logos bible software; friends willing to give me a free teabag when I'm desperate (it was really good Earl Grey!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

This past Sunday, the college group did some dreaming (see more on the TFBYAM website). I asked them, “If you could do anything, anywhere, what would you do?”

Here are their answers:

1. to fly like in Matrix and live in the forest
2. to go yachting
3. to go to Scotland and play bagpipes
4. a jewel-encrusted tuba
5. to live in a pretty, warm place with lots of animals
6. to write books about God for a living
7. to play professional tennis
8. to go fishing
9. to go backpacking in the Sierras
10. to be late for work because I had trouble deciding which car to drive
11. to own a Ferrari dealership
12. to be in a coffee bar band
13. to get a PhD
14. cars
15. to live on a floating island
16. to own yankee stadium

Next Sunday, we’re going to start working through the implications, but this week, as I websurfed, I came across something astounding. Notice #15, “to live on a floating island,” well, I discovered that in Peru, there are people who live on floating islands (click here for the National Geographic article). How cool is that? So, now I’m thinking, what would all this look like if we start thinking missionally?

Comments welcome.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Mood: ragged
Thanking God stuff today: Old Testament narratives--pictures of God in full-color; split pea soup; working at a nifty place like Biola (even though it's too darn hot out here!)
Stuff I'm pondering: what's church really supposed to be?

By the way, YAM is sponsoring a "worship experience/prayer space" (sort of our take on a labyrinth) this Saturday (July 19) at Torrance First Baptist Church, 2118 Carson, Torrance, CA 90501 @ 8 pm. If you're in Southern California, you're welcome to come on down.

I am in the midst of an exegetical paper for my Hebrew class. It's sort of like a lab report, only for original language bible study. Right now I am in the lab phase. Mind you, I love exegesis, but summer makes it tough--no time. It's on Genesis 22--the sacrifice of Isaac. I'll probably blog a bit about it when it's all done.

Sunday, July 13, 2003

Mood: less pensive
Thanking God stuff today: for Jeff and all his hard work in the YAM room; for chili verde... yum; for nifty students who are starting to dream big.