Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Top Three Tuesday

1. One Day's Wages. I can't believe I took so long to write about this. ODW is a fairly new non-profit started by Eugene Cho (pastor of Quest Church in Seattle) and family. It's purpose is to end extreme poverty and envisions doing this by having everyone donate one days worth of wages at least once a year (for example, on your birthday). For those of you that don't make much each day, like me, you may say that your money won't do much. But it will. Considering that a large portion of the global population lives on $2/day, your money will go far. For those that feel like it would be a huge sacrifice, it may be. Skip that trip to the mall or eat out a little less for a month and your budget can absorb it. You can find out more information about this amazing organization at their website. Also, congrats to ODW for making the New York Times!

2. Ukrainian Sand Art. The woman in this video uses sand art to depict the German invasion of Ukraine during World War II. It's kind of long, but worth it if you stick it out.

3. I've got nothing for this one. What rocked your socks off this past week?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Top Three Tuesday

This week's Top Tuesday is kind of random, but so am I sometimes...

1. How to Worship. If you're Baptist, disregard the part about dancing :)

2. This post by a sister in Christ who recently moved to Kenya. We not only need to be reminded that there is real suffering happening in our world, but also that Jesus is hope.

3. Doxa. The worship band from Journey Church near Seattle is putting out an album of their original music. I'm super excited about the release that's supposed to happen sometime this month. You can go to their website and hear the first two songs.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall Break

For Fall Break, I went to Knoxville to visit friends and go to a wedding. I stayed with my beautiful college roommate who goes to grad school in the area and got to do all kinds of fun things with her like crave pumpkins and eat at Chick-fil-a :) When I attempted to start my drive home, my transmission decided to throw a fit that ended up taking three days and a lot of money to fix. I stayed with my aunt and uncle for those few days. It was fun to get to catch up with them and relax a little more before going back to school. Thankfully, the classes I missed were only lecture and I didn't miss anything else important. Here are some pictures for your viewing enjoyment.

We carved pumpkins on Friday night. The smiley face with no nose is mine. I have very little carving talent so it's all I could come up with.

My friend and her new hubby.

Some of my closest friends from college. I miss hanging out with them.

Me and another good friend from college. The bride sat all of us at the same table so we could catch up with each other and stay out of trouble :)

My college roommate has this study habit that she just can't break. While a lot of people talk with their hands, C studies with her hands. This picture makes me smile because it reminds me of all the times I had to ask her what she was studying because her hand movements were so crazy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

And I'm Back

So, looking at the new version of a friend's blog today reminded me that I have one of my own to update. For all three of you that regularly check this blog, I apologize for the silence :) Seminary is way crazier than I thought it would be. Anyway, start checking back more often because I'm gonna start posting pictures of my new home, sharing ideas that have been popping into my head, talking about books that I've read, and I might even find three things I like enough to resurrect Top Three Tuesday. I know. You're dying in anticipation. I'll do my best to live up to the expectations. Toodles!