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It has been an interesting break and one I think I will remember for some time.

I spent the first five days in Washington D.C. with a man who is very special to me. He surprised me with a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, which fulfilled a dream of mine. Since my first introduction to the American Girl book series in elementary school and my later introduction to their pre-teen targeted magazine, I've desired to visit this old town.

We had a fantastic time. The highlights of which were our evenings in the old pub/restaurant, dancing together at a Christmas ball, listening to the elegant sounds of the crystal harmonica, and our conversations as we wandered the streets.

My love for my boyfriend continues to grow, and he constantly amazes and impresses me in new ways.

After our trip to Williamsburg and some time in the capital area, I interviewed for my summer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) placement. In one of the interviews, my future supervisor shared with me some research he is doin…

Politics: democrat candidates

Okay, I will probably refrain from many political comments regarding our upcoming presidential election, but I have one brief thought:

Although it is fun to watch the excitement and discussions surrounding Clinton and Obama, I sort of would like to see a different democratic candidate make it on the ballot. I am not one to champion following the crowd, and I feel as though the quantity of free media coverage given to these two candidates has interfered with the political process. It does not seem right for one of these candidates to be the democratic nomination for the presidency, when their names have been lifted to a place in which they have become a "family name" as a result of media attention rather than personal resume and character. I am not saying that either of these candidates are unqualified for the presidency, rather that I am disappointed with the manner that our culture has lifted them up leaving little room for the other candidates to receive popular attentio…

That just right moment.

Have you ever written something
that you felt so right about
that when you placed your right ring finger
on that lower line key
putting the final touch
on your last sentence
of your last paragraph
you just knew
that it was special?

I just wrote an academic paper that puts into intelligent words the answer to a question I have been asking for several years. I now have direction for my ministry question, "How does a ministry whose mission is to reach a marginalized audience express its purpose without further marginalizing the audience?"

The answer... you'll have to wait until I find out how to publish it in a journal. ;)

Have a great day and may you be blessed with moments of "rightness" like this.
I just thought, "I am getting too old for this [being a student.]"

What is church? (lower case "C")

"For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies, For the love from our birth Over and around us lies; Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise." "O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds they hands have made." "All to Jesus I surrender, All to Him I freely give; I will ever love and trust Him, In His presence daily live." "O the deep, deep love of Jesus, Vast, unmeasured, boundless free! Rolling as a mighty ocean In its fullness over me!"
"By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me -- a prayer to the God of my life." Psalm 42:8
I love to worship God and I miss worshipping Him with my brothers and sisters in Christ. There is something seemingly beautiful when two or more are gathered in prayer and their prayers come from the depth of their souls and the presence of God is felt or recognized.

I miss community, authentic community, where brothers and sisters in Christ…