Friday, November 25, 2005
Oh oops this didn't have a title. HAHAHAHA huh?
La la la... yeah, I was taking pictures with the webcam while waiting for Joash to get back online. Last night was crazy. It was like we were making a silent movie via webcam! Halfway around the world and still able to goof off. We were having contests who could make the best faces. Made me really miss them -- lots of good memories with them! Can't believe they're going to our house for Thanksgiving and we're not there! Weird!!! If we were there, we'd probably make some crazy movie about a turkey. =) Even halfway around the world, things don't change. "Nice sweater. You look like a quilt." Ahh... funness! I miss home!
I'm listening to Steve Green singing "The First Noel." Funny, he was my favorite singer from when I was a little kid! My tastes must not have changed much... even more than 10 years later.
Aunt Annie, Uncle Don, and John came over for Thanksgiving. I spent the time bothering John. "You know what, you're such a pain!" "Do you miss me???" =) We also watched home videos... including Uncle Chuck and Aunt Genny's 25th anniversary thing five years ago.
I did laundry today!!! Lots and lots of it. I'm not coming home next weekend, so I'll have another load when I get back. In a bit I'm going shopping. It's that huge sale day thing... and I need closed shoes. I guess I'll have to give in and be trapped. I haven't worn closed shoes since I was 11.. no wait, 8! The shoes I've worn have never been completely closed. But I guess I need to find some... *sigh* Life in America...
I haven't cracked down on my homework yet! I really should... really, really should. I did start reading for Doctrine, but not too far. I need to work on my research paper and book summaries for Old Testament History 1. Ugh!!! But I'm greatly enjoying the NO SCHOOLNESS OF IT ALL!
I'm going through Romans again. Really good... seems like new all over again. I hit Romans 9 today -- lot about the Jews and Gentiles in there. You know how God's sovereignty can be labeled as "injustice"? Well actually He is unjust in a way. If He were completely just and gave us what we deserved, it certainly wouldn't be mercy! "So then it does not depend on the man who wills or hte man who runs, but on God who has mercy... So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires."
"...who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, 'Why did you make me like this,' will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use, and another for common use?" Romans 9:20-21