The thesis and outline for my geography research paper are due on Tuesday. Creating outlines is not my favorite part of academics, but I do enjoy the challenge of developing a thesis. It gives me a goal: this is what my paper is about, this is what I have to prove.

My paper is on Finland, with the possibility of an excursion to Estonia. Because my thesis isn’t due until Tuesday morning, I haven’t finished it yet. ha.

Besides all the homework and the outline, the only trouble with writing a research paper on a country is how much of an urge I have to just go visit it instead of reading about it.

Up into the cherry-tree
Who should climb but little me?
I held the trunk with both my hands
And looked abroad on foreign lands.

I saw the next-door garden lie,
Adorned with flowers before my eye.
And many pleasant places more
That I had never seen before.

I saw the dimpling river pass
And be the sky’s blue looking-glass;
The dusty roads go up and down
With people tramping into town.

If I could find a higher tree
Farther and farther I should see,
To where the grown-up river slips
Into the sea among the ships.

To where the roads on either hand
Lead onward into fairy land,
Where all the children dine at five,
And all the playthings come alive.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
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Eph 2:18-22:
For through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household,
having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner {stone,}
in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,
in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

John W. Thompson, Randy Scruggs


Exd 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You

It is you, Lord
Who came to save
The heart and soul
Of every man
It is you Lord
who knows my weakness
Who gives me strength,
With thine own hand.

Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and Holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for you

Lead Me on Lord
From temptation
Purify me
From within
Fill my heart with
You holy spirit
Take away all my sin

Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You

©1982 Whole Armor Publishing Company (Admin. by The Kruger Organisation, Inc. (TKO))
All rights reserved. International copyright secured.
CCLI song #24140

Listen to it (and join along) here. It’s number 15.

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The alarm went off at 7 am on Thursday, and in my disturbed and more than half alseep state I thought to myself grumpily, “Okay, what do I need to get up for today? Work, church, a meeting or something?” Then it hit me. “Wait. Today is Thursday. I’m off work, and there is no church. I have to get up for NOTHING.” So I didn’t. Haha. It was a beautiful feeling.
In all actuality I only meant to sleep in till about 8 am, but it was 8:30 by the time my poor dogs finally suceeded in dragging, barking, and pushing me out of my own bed.
But once they’d been let out and fed, and the horses had been fed, and e-mail had been checked, I returned to the warm blanket and soft mattress from whence I had come.

Oh, real quick, I wanted to mention that all you girls out there shouldn’t really bother watching Love’s Enduring Promise. It sort of goes on forever, like the thing that won’t shut up. =P

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Nothing of Significance

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The HeadGirl’s Shadow. Or: what happens when someone has too much fun with her digital camera.

This week-end’s excitement: trying to accomplish all the homework due in next week’s classes. Oh, wait. That was last week’s excitement, too… and the one before. Methinks I detect a pattern.

I am on the last chapter of The Four Loves and then I shall probably read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and The Chosen.

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Things You Don’t Want to Hear During Surgery

I forget where I first heard these, so if somebody knows a source, please share:

Someone call the janitor–we’re going to need a mop.

Accept this sacrifice, O Great Lord of Darkness.

Bo! Bo! Come back with that! Bad dog!!


Oh, *#&$^@#*$&!!!!

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