Monday, January 26, 2009
Last night, I went with a group from my sunday school class to the one and only homeless shelter to make and serve dinner, in the town that I go to school in. It's called St. Francis house. For one thing it is a tiny shelter and to see how many people came through there for food was very humbeling. They actually had to come in shifts. So anyway while I did have fun, I also was overcome with a sense of being completly grateful and thankful to God that he has provided for me and my family the way He has over the years. I mean there were kids in there that were my age. Like I can't imagine being homeless at my age and having to rely on a homeless shelter for my meal. I don't know I have been just thinking about it since last night and thanking God. Because really whose to say that one day, in this economy, that could be me. I pray to God that it won't be, but it could happen. And last night while I was sitting in my nice and warm comfortable dorm room I was just pondering about all of the homeless people here in town and also my hometown. Going out and serving others just makes me so much more grateful and thankful to God. So that's all I just wanted to share that and encourage everyone to go out and serve somewhere and make a difference.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Well winter break is over and I'm back at school for my spring semester. I have a new roommate, and she is fabulous we get along so well. My classes are pretty interesting I'm taking History since 1877, with a professor that I love; History of Ireland, with the professor who happens to be my advisor so that's kinda cool; Middle East: WWI to present, the professor is really old and it should be an interesting class we have to do role play debates which I'm not really fond of but I'm sure that it will be okay; Comparative Politics, with a very cool professor who is actually from Britain; and Cultural Anthropology, I'm thinking of picking up anthropology as a minor because I have so much free time class requirements wise. I didn't get as much knitting done over the break as I wanted to because I worked so much. However, I did start over on my sister's Bryant Slipover vest so that now it will probably fit her and I also started a new scarf for myself out of Bernat Natural Alpaca blend in a pretty charcol gray color. It's super soft and I love it. I guess that is all for now. It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day so I don't have classs which is nice I got to sleep in.