(listening: The Village Church podcast)
1. I. HATE. RESEARCH PAPERS. With a vengeance. I’m glad to say I’m almost done with one, but…three more to go. *head explodes*
2. Know what I realized? This sucks: My reading lists are all gone, like the ones I keep and post at the end of the year. This year’s is gone, and it’s not saved anywhere else. Then again, this may be a good thing. Keeps me from getting too big of a head. Or something.
3. Actually, the whole “CGR ate my blog” thing came at sort of a providential time, just as I was starting all these papers and stuff. And now that I have a new one, I don’t really have the desire to post lately. (I’m NOT stopping blogging, I promise. I just don’t have the desire to lately. Maybe once I snap out of this semester.)
4. I’ve been a bad Presbyterian and have skipped ahead mentally to Advent–Christmas music has been played loud and proud in our apartment this week, and it’s pretty amazing. My five million copies of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” have been getting a lot of play lately, but you know, it’s been kind of a minor key kind of semester. The post title, however, comes from a Caribbean (I think) carol. Oh, yes, believe us, He came from the Glorious Kingdom. Rockin’.
5. Great comfort: That when I feel like I’m going numb, like I’m shutting down emotionally, Jesus makes it very clear to me that the truth is not contingent upon how I feel or don’t feel; His love is constant and “doesn’t change like the shifting shadows.”
6. Still sick. Didn’t go to church today as a result. Kinda sad. Sermon podcasts aren’t quite the same. Been really feeling my need to be involved with the Body, and today didn’t help. Oh well.
7. This post suddenly turned kinda morose all of a sudden, didn’t it? My apologies.
8. Is it terrible that every time I hear the name “Thomas Browne” (a seventeenth-century writer), I immediately think of “The Ballad of Hollis Brown”?