Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Well, friends, today is the day.  Today is the day that I will once more be a world traveler.  I leave tonight for Athens, Corinth, Epidarus, Samos, Kusadasi, Pamukkale, and Izmir.  What will I be doing this time, you ask?  I will be literally walking in the footsteps of the Apostles John and Paul.  You could say I'm excited.  It's only a once in a lifetime opportunity, you know!  Our first day will be spent at the Acropolis, which is where Paul spoke about the Unknown God.  I will be touching the stones that Paul himself touched.  I think that's pretty amazing.
All I have left to do before I am on that plane is finishing packing and get to the airport.  The people with whom I am traveling are incredible, and I could not be more thankful for this opportunity.
I won't be bringing a computer with me, so alas, I won't be able to update my blog while I'm gone.  Fear not, though, for I will be posting all about the trip when I get back.
Bon voyage, mes amis!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Coffee Love

On a fairly regular basis, my friend Erin and I go to coffee shops.  When we find really great atmospheres for studying, we return far more than we should.  I have been to The Perfect Cup now twice this week, and today is the day where I will take advantage of the delicious lattes, comfy couches, and finish my paper on Love and Forgiveness.  Little did I know that there would be a movie being filmed in my little coffee shop.  I'm sitting across from cameras, microphones, lights, and men walking around with iPhones looking very important.  Distraction number 1.
My friend Meaghan is a fantastic cook and writer, and she has a blog dedicated to cooking.  I check it fairly often, and yesterday's recipe has me hooked.  Bacon and egg cupcakes?  That is fantastic.  Anything bacon is fantastic, but on a cupcake?  It's combining two of my favorite things!  Now, before you judge too harshly, just take a cook at the description.  The bacon is candied maple bacon, and the eggs is not your normal egg coming from a hen, but a chocolate egg.  Glorious.  Distraction number 2.
Papers left to wrote: 5  At the moment, I have approximately 45 pages left to write before the end of the semester.  And what am I doing rather than writing exegesis, describing the historical context of Mere Christianity, annotated outlines, and all the rest?  Blogging.  Alas, alack, distraction number 3.
The filmers have taken a break, and I suppose I should take a break from this blog and work on my papers.  Apparently, I am into C.S. Lewis at the moment.  In my paper on Love and Forgiveness, I am referencing at least three of his books.  He was a pretty intelligent man, I suppose, and a great theologian.  Alright, here we go.  Ending distraction number 3.