Friday, April 1, 2011

April!!

Decided to start this month with a post.  Amazing!  The only thing if I don't do it now it'll be a month before I get around to it again.  It's April and snowing.  At least it's not supposed to be the major event like it had been originally forecast.  Or maybe this is the way Nature plans on an April Fool's joke.  Have to wait and see.  

On a different note...got a notification that I'd won a Mosaic Bible from Tyndale.    Entered a contest on their site for bloggers and won.  Yea!!  Looks like a good version too.  Could've have been better timing for me since I'd been looking for a new one for a while.  It has some devotional items included that are right where I am right now spiritually.  Looking forward to claiming it.   Thank you, Tyndale!

Speaking of spiritual things, I think there's a shift in my perspective in progress.  I've noticed it for a while and thought it was just the results of reading different material, but I now believe it's something else.  I keep finding myself moving toward a less conservative view (not fundamentalist but conservative BTW), but more toward a liturgical worship form at the same time.  Is that emergent?  Don't think so. Or maybe it is?  What it is, I think, is growth into freedom to be and do who I am and not get defined by someone else.  About time, don't you think?  Only thing is that the definers aren't too happy about that turn of events.  Makes it a bit more difficult to be sure, but we'll see how this works out as time goes along.  

Getting ready to take off for Texas pretty soon, and I, for one, will be glad to leave this place for a while and get some sun on my bones.  Weather looks pretty good so far--high 80's and sun.  Sounds so good!  The plan is a short visit with the kids and then some time in the Hill Country.  That is going to be good.  I really miss that part of the world, but before that there's a quinceaneros (the real reason for the trip) to attend first though, and I still don't have anything new to wear.  Plan on taking the same outfit that I wore the last time.  Quick, easy and packs well.  I'm not the star of the show anyway, so it really doesn't matter that much.  Just show up and play the long lost gramma part.  

Haven't written any reviews lately.  You may have noticed that.  Some of the reason is that there hasn't been any books in my category until just recently.  Waiting for a couple to arrive in the mail now.  Probably won't get to them until after my vacation since they haven't arrived yet.  Looking forward to reading them. 

I have been reading for my course work, though.  Just finished a first read of the main text, a tome, as some might call it.  A monstrous 900 pages!  Now I have to figure out some way to interact with it so that some retention of the content might happen.  The author does have some exercises to try related to exegesis and that might be my tool.  Meanwhile I need to get together two book reports and a paper, too.  Looks doable.  Hope so anyway because another online starts in July.  Enjoy the work on this in any event.  

Well, it's still snowing but not accumulating and that's the happy ending to this post. 

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear the snow isn't accumulating that much! I enjoyed reading your blog!...Daniel

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