Friday, November 25, 2005

I would like to inform everyone that our volleyball team for intramurals won a game on Tuesday! Three of us on the team were on the same hockey team earlier and we didn't win a single game, so we're quite pleased with our somewhat victory on Tuesday! Looks like we might have a chance this time. :D

This week has been busy. It's so hard to believe that there are only three weeks of school left this semester. I've got quite a bit to get done in the next few weeks. I have a lot of reading to do this weekend for Leadership, which starts on Monday.

Dennis asked a few of us, being Courtney, Jay, Christian, and I, to be a part of a worship team for Westmount on Sunday morning. We had a quick practice yesterday to figure out the songs we're going to do. It actually came together pretty good...though anything with Jay playing the guitar sounds pretty good.

Tonight is our first drama performance! We had three hours of practice this week. We've got a pretty good handle on our skits now, though they could still use some refining. I think as we go along we're going to try and add in a few new ones. I hope tonight goes well, though.

The Christmas banquet is in a week! Time certainly does fly. Christian and I were asked to sing a song for it. I'm still not 100% sure what we're going to sing. There was a Christmas song in Spanish he was going to teach me, but I don't know if we'll have time now. It should be a good night though. I hope we get to go skating afterwards. That's the most fun part of the evening!

That was my quick update of the week. I should be off to get some work done before it's time to do drama stuff. God bless!

Pride does not listen. It knows. - Vanhoozer

Sunday, November 20, 2005

A much needed break

Alright, I tried to blog twice this week and both times my computer froze...we'll see if it actually works this time! Here's a fun picture, from intramurals...I'm sad to say that our hockey team lost...we didn't win one game! lol Not too surprising with me in net...and I'm sure the purple hair helped lots too. ;) We're now on to volleyball! Hopefully we'll have a better chance at that.

Right now it's midterm break, aka, hunting break. It's great to be home for a little while and just relax, and try to do some homework. I haven't spent much time at home over the past year and a half, so it's kinda nice. I head back to Peterborough on Sunday night, which I'm excited for, just because I get to see people that I really missed over the break. There's less than a month of classes left too, which is quite insane. Christmas break will be upon us before we know it. This next month will be very busy with assignments and readings. I won't be able to spent much time socializing.

Things at school have been quite busy since Thanksgiving. Student's Council is now up and running, which means we actually have student activities on Thursdays now. I made the difficult decision not to run for it this year, but a lot of my time will be freed up, so I'm quite happy about it. The drama team is up and running now. We've had a few practices, but our first "performance" is on Friday, so we're going to need two or three practices this week in order to be ready for it. I'm pretty excited, as are the rest of them on the team. Dennis has been working pretty hard trying to get "choir" ready. It's changed this year so it's no longer choir. Matt wants to call it the Performing Arts Group. We'll be doing some dramas with a message in them, and there will be singing, and things like that. I'm excited to see how it turns out!

Martie Salmans took me out for lunch a few weeks ago for my student interview, and it was great! We talked for 2.5 hours. Last weekend she took me out for breakfast and we were out for 1.5 - 2 hours. I really enjoy talking to her, and she's been helping me with some things I've been struggling with. One thing we got talking about was the sovereignty of God and how not many people acknowledge that He is sovereign. It's something I had been thinking of a lot over the past while. All my life I've heard people telling me how God is immutable, He's omnipotent, He's sovereign, so it's one of those things that became second nature to me. It wasn't something I was acknowledging and coming to a realization of on my own.
When you grow up hearing the stories of the Bible, like David and Goliath, Noah's Ark, Abraham and Isaac, Elijah, and all those other stories, that's just what they seem like...stories. In our Major Prophets class we've been going through the book of Jeremiah noting the struggles that he went through in order to reach the Israelites with God's message. As I was thinking about it, the reality that that is the same God we have today just hit me...I mean, sometimes it seems like it was so long ago and it doesn't really affect us, but it does. Our God is immutable, He's never changing. The God of the time of Noah, of the time of David, of the time of Jeremiah, is our God! He is still reigning and is still as sovereign as ever. Today we don't seem to acknowledge Him for who He is. We kinda know He's there, but we like the way we're running our own lives so we don't give Him the worship and praise that He deserves. God has the power over everything, yet He's given us the freedom to make our own decisions. In turn we choose to push Him completely out of our lives, and treat Him as if He has no control over anything. He's the Creator of the entire universe. He created us, and we still choose to ignore Him.
At church today we had a speaker by the name of Ray Luff. He gave us some interesting information about the Hump Back Whale. That link has the whole story, but it basically shows how God's creation gives Him praise even though we often don't recognize it as that. It's sad that we have such a difficult time worshipping God, when a whale is able to!
That's been something that's come to my attention a lot lately. Perhaps it just sounded like a bunch of rambling, but I needed to say it. I'm so thankful God brought me back to KLBC this year. I need it so much even though it can be difficult and I hate doing homework! :P I've been learning a lot and I'm hoping to use this opportunity to strengthen my relationship with Christ Jesus!

Well, it's come to my attention just how much homework I have to do this week, so I must be off. It may be quite a while before I post on here again, but we'll see how things turn out! God bless you all! I love you lots and hope all is going well. Remember to remain in Christ...He is the vine, we are the branches. Without Him we can do nothing!