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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

At some point during the middle of my schooling at Woodbury, I decided that it was not worth it to put off doing my schoolwork so that I could stay up into the middle of the night to finish my projects for the next day, slicing my fingers off with the X-acto knife. Call me crazy, but it's true.

I changed my tune and this same work-ethic has stayed with me to this day. It has helped me considerably in the past couple of days as I have been working on my exegesis paper. Saturday I translated the passage before and after going to my cousin's engagement party. On Sunday I read a lot of commentaries and then went to see Ricky Bobby. Incidentally, I felt really bad about going to see Ricky Bobby, but I went to go see it anyway because I had been dying to see it. As a huge fan of Will Ferrell, I was expecting it to be great but ended up being disappointed because it wasn't that funny. Anyway, yesterday I answered 5/6 questions required and today I finished up the remaining question and wrote a detailed sermon outline and then printed it out, read it over again and turned it into the test proctor by 1:30 p.m. I think she was surprised to see me finished with it already, but I just had to get it out of the way. It feels good to be done with it. I won't know my results until the 23rd of October, but I sincerely hope that I pass all my exams, especially this exegesis. I worked so long and so hard on it and I'd be disappointed if I had to do this again. But I will if necessary.

So now I'm free for the remainder of my time here. I have to work out an incident that happened in my last week of CPE, which I suppose I will try to do tomorrow. I'm also scheduled to get my hair cut tomorrow, which I am looking forward to. I know it's time to get it cut whenever I refuse to wear it down. I also plan on watching the remainder of the second season of Lost with my brother and Nathaniel. I hope to do some painting but even moreso, I hope to redesign my website and the church website and I need to do some much neglected work on Mark's website. And I need to borrow some books on CD from the BPL for my drive eastward.

So, I have things to do and I have many people to see before I head out next week. Who knows what will actually get done. It's so hard to believe that it's almost time to go back to NJ! I do have to admit that there is a part of me that is looking forward to returning, to starting up again, to seeing good friends.

OH! And I wanted to comment about something I saw on Sunday morning. Since I now am regularly waking up earlier than I have to (I think thanks to my early rising from CPE), I had extra time on Sunday morning before I had to leave the house. Not really knowing what to do (because my house-sitting house is rather boring), I watched/listened to about a half an hour of Joel Osteen's preaching. I have never heard him before and just learned of him this past year at school. For those of you not in-the-know, Joel Osteen is a Christian preacher in Houston who has a church of a gazillion. Ok, I don't know how many people really worship there, but it looked MASSIVE on TV. Anyway, as far as I could tell, he only used one verse of scripture, John 8:35 (aka Caltech's motto). He then proceeded to preach for at least a half an hour on how to be your ideal weight. I don't think he referred to scripture ONCE after he read it. I couldn't believe that he did that and that he feels confident in preaching that as the word of God. Anyway, what I thought was even more incredulous was that at the end of the program he and his wife (who was dressed in this evening gown) didn't want to end their broadcast without giving their audience the chance to give their lives over to Christ. Um...yeah, because it seems like Christ is SO important to Joel Osteen when he's preaching.

- Jenny, 8/29/2006 03:50:00 PM

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