In class we just went through the Jesus Style which is about the nature of Jesus. Jesus was a servant, he was the least, he did nothing out of selfish ambition, he was a man of no reputation. We had to pick the character that affected us the most and do a speech on it. I picked being of no reputation. Jesus was born in a barn, was not good looking, was poor, was from the wrong side of town and many other things that we would never choose for our lives but God orchestrated it to be that way so that no one would be threatened by Him. And when you read the Bible you see it worked! Prostitutes, thieves, children and lepers came in flocks to him! Would they have done the same if he was some handsome, rich and powerful man? I think not. How do you feel when you are around people like that. Intimidated! I know that's how I feel. But out of Jesus lowered Himself so none would be afraid of Him, that is love right there. I worked hard on my speech and I got a good grade on it! I blame in on God who helped me through it (I was so nervous my jaw started to go numb and tingle) and my roommate Marcee for telling me what she learned in her college speech class.
|Marcee and Me|
On Saturday the Gospel for Asia is going to have the Hog Slog. It's a race that is either 3 miles long ( the Hog) or 1.5 ( the Piglet). You have a partner and one person takes off running and the other hops on a bike and does an obstacle course and then you meet and the person who was running is now biking and the biker becomes the runner. There are 5 obstacles for the 3 mile race which is what I'm doing. Each team has a theme and there are going to be prizes for best costume. My teammate is named Jen and we're going to be Miss Hog Slog. We're going to do the race in dresses and tiaras with a Miss Hog Slog slash because we thought it would be funny to jump in the mud pit in nice dresses. Oh ya, did I mention that you finish the race by jumping in a huge mud pit? It's pretty great.
This whole thing is basically a decoy to get the office in good health. I'm loving it. Some people have been training pretty intensely. I don't have the energy to do that. I may not win but I bet I'll have the most fun.
I live in an apartment complex that allows dogs and I'm so glad. I miss my dog a lot so it's nice to see my favorite animals running around. (DOGS RULE).
One neighbor has this pure white fluffy Charmin puppy that bounces around it I had the privilege to pet it today. I also got attacked by a dog moments before this joyous occasion though. I was sitting on a ledge doing my homework when a little girl came up with her dog and I was going to get down from the ledge so she could walk by me but she said the dog didn't bite so I could stay there, so I did. As she walked by the dog sniffed me and then started attacking me! It was barking and going wild and it didn't bite me but I know it sure was trying hard to. I couldn't get away either because I was sitting on a ledge. After they left I was shaking pretty bad but the fluffy puppy cheered me up. Moral of the story is don't trust little girls with terror terriers.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, I think a Minnesota spring is beautiful.
My dear friends, may you know the love of Jesus more fully each day.