Sunday, February 26, 2012

Back to the grind

My Shabbat is over. Back to the grind tomorrow. I feel like I have some kind of sinus stuff starting, so gonna have to try to head that off, or at least make it not take me over. Praying for healing. I just don't want to feel cruddy all week/not be able to talk on the phones.

I have a few thoughts I would like to post here tonight, but I need to be getting back to my apartment. I also don't have all my thoughts gathered together very well yet on what I would like to post/respond to. May or may not end up posting my thoughts either...

Really enjoyed church today. It was challenging. What is my place/role? Still searching for that answer. For that matter, what are my gifts/talents?

OK, time to get back to my apartment, and get settled for the evening. Need to do dishes when I get back too. Ugh. Glad I hopefully have this coming Sat off. Now praying I can switch on Wednesday to be able to go to Bible study. For now, heading back into the black... (ref. Firefly, for those who didn't get that.... and my current lack of internet...)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Reflections on Bible Study

Sitting here thinking and wanting to write. Even though it's late and I should be in bed.

We have been studying the women of the Bible in the Wednesday night Bible studies. It's been really good to go over these passages again. I have not studied them for a while. The things we have been learning have been refreshing. Lately there has been a lot about prayer.

One of the things I have noticed with the stories of women such as Esther, and Ruth, and Hannah is the providence and planning of God behind the scenes. If Esther had played it safe, and had not entered the presence of the king, risking her own life, someone else would have been chosen to save the Jewish people. If Ruth had gone to another field, she would not have met her kinsman-redeemer. If Hannah had given up asking God for a son, she would not have been given Samuel. How could Esther know the outcome of her step into the king's court? How could Ruth have found the right field? How could Hannah, seemingly forgotten, keep persisting? These and so many other instances recounted in these stories show us a picture of an all-knowing God. One who is not going to forget His children. One who "knows the plans (he) has for us," even when we don't see those plans.

Just some thoughts I had this week.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


~Woke up late this morning because I set my 5:30 alarm... that is set to go off only on weekdays. Not on weekends.

~My car door was frozen shut and I was 15 minutes late to work this morning. First time being late. I don't plan on letting that happen again.

~My old laptop computer's keyboard decided to forget how to use a few integral keys. So here I sit at my laptop with an old Mac keyboard sitting on top of it to type on.

Not much else to say about that. It was an interesting day. And I'm going to get some sleep soon.

I logged in to my AIM account earlier and saw the old username of one of my cousins that I've only spoken to online. I Googled him to see what he is up to these days since we don't chat any more. Kind of scary how easy that is. But I found he has started his own business in, what seems to be, the family hobby of photography. So funny how many people in my family are into photography.

Anyway, that was a kind of random discovery for the day.

It's so odd typing and not having to make short little notes after doing that all day.

I also tried to talk on my cell phone this evening after getting off work, and I couldn't understand anything my friend was saying. My brain was just too tired or something after listening to voices being processed electronically all week. My ears have just been longing for some analogue communication. So happy for church tomorrow. And although tomorrow is going to be fairly busy, it is my Shabbat, and I so need it.

Shabbat Shalom.