Thursday, September 27, 2007

We all look at the same moon

So I just read my friend Laurie's post (http://howeburn.blogspot.com/2007/09/welcome-autumn.html) about the moon in Scotland, which brought to mind a conversation I had with my mom on the way home from choir rehearsal last night. When I walked out of the church I was met by a beautiful full moon with a golden glow around it and small clouds in front of it. It really looked like fall. So as I'm driving home, enjoying the view of the moon, and talking to mom, I said "We have the prettiest full moon tonight", to which she replies "we have that same moon!" No, I am not making fun of my mom - it was actually more the opposite, her saying yes, we can see that same moon here in Georgia. We had a good laugh over it. But it does kind of make the world seem smaller when we can all see the same sights in the heavens, no matter where on earth we are. Makes me think of the song "Somewhere Out There" (from An American Tale) -

Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight,
Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight
Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there
And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky

Thursday, September 20, 2007

J’ai réussi (I succeeded)!

I just had to share, because I just received really good news. I just heard back from Dr. Bernard (in charge of modern languages here at SWBTS), and he said my translation of the French article that I completed in Aberdeen shows high ability to work with French. He is allowing that translation to demonstrate proficiency and I won't have to enroll in any further French classes or take the proficiency exam. That's great news, because my plate is full enough right now without adding another language class to it. That means that all of my languages (biblical and modern) required for the PhD program have been met! Yippee!!!! Just one more step closer to my goal of eventually graduating and leaving this place. =) Only 2 1/2 years left (God willing)...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Congratulations, Tina and Doug

I just spoke with Doug Hays, husband to my dear friend Tina. Their new baby boy, Caiden Harrington Hays, was born yesterday at 1:51 pm. He weighed 8 lbs 7 oz, and was 21.5 inches long. Doug said he has a healthy appetite, and Tina is doing great. Hopefully Doug will send some pictures of Caiden soon. In the meantime, I'm rejoicing in this new blessing for my friends, and I can't wait to meet Caiden (and hug Cale) when I go home for Christmas!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

All Night Long

Okay, now I remember why I hate working on papers at night after work. I worked on my book review last night until nearly 10:00, when I forced myself to put it away and tried to turn my mind off. Well, apparently it didn't work, because I dreamed about lambs (my book review is on "Lamb Christology in the Apocalypse") and wrote my paper ALL NIGHT LONG!! I had some really good ideas in the middle of the night, and actually considered booting up my laptop and actually making the changes, but who wants to do that at 3:00 a.m. So I tried and tried and tried to go back to sleep, and now this morning I'm really sleepy and I CAN'T REMEMBER THE CHANGES!!! Hopefully they'll come to me during the day.

And by the way, dreaming about lambs apparently doesn't have the same effect as counting sheep...