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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One of my goals for 2008 is to try to write a sermon per month for no reason other than I think I personally learn a lot when I prepare a sermon.* The scripture stays with me for far longer than just reading the scriptures on their own. Partly because I read and re-read and consult far wiser people than myself about ways the text can be interpreted.

This afternoon since I am not working and have not too much (other) work to do, I decided to work a bit on the sermon that I'm preparing for January, which is on Philippians 1:1-11. Side note: I love the word Philippians and I love the word Philippines, simply because I love that there are two Ps and only one L. Little known fact. Anyhow, I decided to brush off my horrible Greek and attempt to translate the passage. Let me just tell you something. I was bad enough at Greek to begin with and now I'm dreadful. I only got two verses correct...almost everything else was way off mark. Consequently, translating has made me sleepy.

I have an interview tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. Prayers are appreciated.

In Princeton during the spring one of my favorite trees (besides the dogwood) was what I probably erroneously call the tulip tree. (Aha! a little snooping around the internet leads me to believe it's called the Japanese Magnolia.) Before it sprouts its leaves, it has these large, amazing pinky/magenta flowers on it. I had never before seen one and thought to myself, "If only I could bring a dogwood and a tulip tree home with me to California." The funny thing is that this week I realized that there's one down the street from my house! Very pleasant surprise.

Otherwise, not much to say.

* Don't ask me how this is going...I'm only in the beginning stages of writing my exegesis for January's sermon and it's already the 29th. Obviously this goal will be more about the quality of the goal, rather than the quantity of the goal.

- Jenny, 1/29/2008 05:12:00 PM

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