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quit blogging??? April 26, 2007

Posted by amybeth in Life, School.


When a friend posted this question, I realized it was time for me to quit thinking about posts I wanted to put up here, and actually do it.  For anyone who wants an explanation of what’s been occupying my time and preventing me from bloggin, read on (warning – the last section of the explanation isn’t safe for those who gross out easily).

Well, to begin with, as usual, life got a little busy for me at the end of the semester with end of term papers, studying for exams and marking assignments for my two TA positions. On top of that, I organized a Passover celebration at our church.  It went really well…we had a turn out of approximately 70 people. I taught on a lot of the symbolism, we had different people participating with readings, we had a skit, a billow red sea that we crossed over, an explosion of celebration with tamborines, dance and flags, a kid’s search for leaven, a slide show about the lamb of God, a meal, communion, worship and more. It was a lot of work…but a blast…and people testified to being really touched…yay!

For me, the revelation I got while preparing was really amazing. As I reflected on how God set the feast of Passover in place to commemorate his redemption of the Israelites from Israel and the way he tied the symbols of this feast into so many other symbols and prophecies that pointed to the Messiah, I was in awe of his love. His love for us has the strength of 6,000 years of force behind it. When Paul says that nothing can separate us from God’s love…he really means nothing. I was thinking of an analogy in that when we ladies hear someone telling about how their fiancee proposed, the thing that usually makes us ooh and ahh is the planning the gentleman put into it. Well, God’s proposal, in essence, to us deserves a really big awwww cuz it’s planning was beyond comprehension.

And then (this is the gross part), just as I was getting ready to take my exams, I got sick. I thought it was just a nasty cold and was struggling to study and make it through. But then, within the space of a few hours, my eye got all red, swelled up, and started ejecting yellow guck. I went to the doctor and she said I had a serious sinus infection that had built up enough pressure to seek release through my eye. YUCK! Anyways, I went on antibiotics, had to defer two of my exams, and have spent the last two weeks recovering. I still find I get tired really easy.

So…most of my time has been spent watching DVD’s of old TV shows, reading novels, and sleeping. Hence the lack of real profound thinking that would lead to entries for this blog.  But hopefully, now that I’m on the mend, I’ll get back to pondering about the mysteries…and the strange curiosities…of life.

K…safe question…has anybody out there celebrated a Jewish feast…how did you find the experience…did it add anything to your faith?

K…unsafe question…anyone else experience a gross or surprising medical condition (if its really bad…answer the first question).