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Showing posts from October, 2007

Life Update

Well, I haven't been very faithful in updating my blog, so I have a lot of time to make up for. I suppose I'll talk about my classes.

World Lit is still my favorite. So far we've read The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis, Symposium by Plato, The Odyssey by Homer, Medea by Euripides, Phaedrus by Plato, and The Metamorphoses by Ovid. Now we are done with the Ancient Greek and Roman ideas of love, and we are moving on to the Hebrew ideas of love. Thus, we are reading Hosea, Song of Songs, Ezekiel 16, and eventually The Epic of Gilgamesh also. I love reading this kind of stuff! It's so much better than reading through a textbook, or surviving only on lecture notes.

In Basic Philosophical Concepts, we had to read two books: Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult by DeWeese and Moreland, and Love Your God With All Your Mind by Moreland. I really wish we could have covered these concepts with a book that wasn't loaded with typical Evangelical trite answers to all of the "evil…

Check Out the Hair!

Honors Program Trip

This last weekend, some of the honors students took a trip up to Kansas City under the guise of educational advancement or something like that. Really, we just wanted to get away from school and go to the Renaissance Festival. You can view my pictures of the trip on facebook if you like. Below are some others' pictures. We first went to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and then traveled to the WWI museum (missing church - it was a Sunday). We spent the next day at the Renaissance Festival having fun (and missing school - it was a Monday). It was a blast!

Outside Buca di Beppos

At the Renaissance Festival with Lady Calhoun

I don't think I make a very convincing pirate....

This stupid art museum guy wouldn't tell me where the lavatories were.

Back in the Exercise Groove

Since I stopped working out at the Valencia YMCA (due to my movement away from the Valencia/California/Whole West Coastal area), I've felt guilty about not having a regular exercise routine. Well, it looks like I've gotten back in the groove. I've been utilizing the indoor pool here at Sterling College. Every other morning, my roommate and I get up a little early and head over to the pool for some heavy-duty swimming. I'm still trying to get some of the strokes down, but that doesn't matter so much; I'm just happy that I'm back on my track to health.

As some of you may know, I used to be quite heavier. Here is a picture of me in December of 2003 (my Sophomore year in HS):

I remained about this weight throughout the rest of my Sophomore year, and my entire Junior year. I'd half-tried different types of diets, but never stuck with them for long. After my Junior year, I decided that it was about time for me to lose weight. That summer, I lost a full 30 pound…

School trip to Denver

The mission group from Sterling College took a trip to Denver Colorado during Fall breather this year in order to work with Denver Urban Ministries, otherwise known as DenUM. The ten of us set off Friday afternoon, and returned just in time to see the sun set on Monday.

On Saturday, we cleared out an area in the city that will eventually become a playground. That night, we stopped by Buca di Beppo for some Italian food and explored some of downtown Denver.

On Sunday, we visited a mega-church with a Sterling College alumnus, and then packed food for DenUM, who provides it to people who cannot afford food. That night, we went to the Scum of the Earth Church, which is attended by a lot of homeless or otherwise "grungy" people. I thought it was a really powerful experience. Afterwards, we went to St. Mark's coffee shop to hang out with another SC alumna and some people from Scum of the Earth.

In the meantime, we stayed with a very generous family, that of president Douglas'…