January 29 & 30, 2014

January 29

On Mondays and Wednesdays, I have 2 Bible classes back to back (9:00 and 10:00) in the same room, and I sit in the same seat for both of them.  This is not only somewhat tedious, it also leads to me not being able to remember which Bible class an event occurred in.  People always tell me “I’m in Bible with you!” and I’m like “Which one?  I have 3.”  So yeah, that’s interesting.

Anyways, I don’t like Monday or Wednesday mornings because the professor in the firs class is loud and scary and sets me on edge for most of the day.  He also tells a LOT of jokes that he thinks are absolutely hilarious, but they’re not, so no one laughs.  Then he makes comments that are somewhat insulting about how we don’t laugh.  Repeat x15 for an entire hour.

That’s always a blast.  /sarcasm

On a brighter note, I love the professor for my second class!  He’s the sweetest old man and he always gets off on rabbit trails telling stories about things that have happened to him that somehow relate to the topic (or sometimes don’t).  He tells us “Hey, you might not learn a lot about Acts, but you’ll learn a lot about me.”

After lunch I went to mentor the little girl I see every week.  I had to go find her at recess, and all of the kids were SUPER friendly today for whatever reason.  A little girl I had never seen before ran up and hugged my legs and we had the following conversation:

Me: “Hi, what’s your name?”

Her: “It’s T_______.”

Me: “That’s a pretty name!”

Her: “Yeah, the T is for Jesus.”

Me: “………….”

OK then.

Bible study was awesome as usual and we had an interesting discussion that didn’t stay on topic at all so I’m not really sure what the topic even was.  At one point we talked about how lots of people, especially in the Church of Christ, are all about getting back to the “first century model”, but what’s interesting to me is that no one applies that to the way we evangelize.  We used homosexuality as an example. The reason we as Christians believe it’s wrong (from the New Testament at least) is that it’s mentioned several times as a sin in the epistles.  But what are the epistles?  Letters to the church members, who are already converted and believing Christians.  Whenever Paul or Peter or anyone else meets unbelievers whom they want to share the gospel with, they never launch into “being gay is wrong and so is X and Y and Z”.  Instead, they simply tell the story of Jesus and why he matters.

January 30, 2014

This morning I babysat and then had class with the teacher who I think doesn’t like me so that was lame.  After that I had my 3rd Bible class, and then I was super tired so I decided to skip figure drawing tonight since I have 4 absences anyways.  Instead, I went out with Calvin since he’s leaving for Disney World tomorrow and will be gone for over a week.

We went to this really awesome pizza place we just found caller Top That Pizza.  It’s super cool because it’s just like subway but with pizza and, get this, they have a gluten-free crust option!  I am in love.  They have like 10 different cheese choices too, which is a huge bonus  for me because I love lots of different cheeses on my pizza!  It’s priced well too – whenever Calvin and I have gone, we split a 10″ pizza and it ends up being about $11, which is what we would spend if we went to Chick-Fil-A.  Awesome!

Then we went to a frozen yogurt place right next door, and afterwards went to Target so I could get a new purse because my old one got 2 big rips in it and I have no idea how.  After that we came back and I went to bed early since I’m having to get up early and take him to the train station tomorrow so he can go back home and get ready for Disney World.

I am so jealous.