Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Monday, January 28, 2008
I must say, I am loving that my neighbors have unsecured wireless internet. My computer just automatically gets online whenever I start it up. I LOVE having internet at home! Ah, it doesn't take much to make me happy...
Posted by Barb at 8:02 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2008
It's hard to believe, but this time last year I was getting ready to get on a plane and fly to Aberdeen for a 6-month Scotland adventure. I am amazed how fast time has gone. Granted, my first month there was rather trying, and I admit to being very homesick. But once I settled in and made friends, the time flew! Those six months were over before I knew it, and this past semester at SWBTS has raced by as well. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun - or when you spend all your time studying... Anyway, today I'm remembering my incredible experiences in Scotland, all the friends I made, the places I explored, and the progress I made in my research. I am so thankful that God provided such an amazing opportunity.
Posted by Barb at 8:50 AM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Seriously, in case anyone was wondering, there is more to me than just my mind. Why is it that some people can only see my mind, and only want to talk with me about seminars or theology? I mean, really! I try my best not to think about those things unless I absolutely have to. I know, I'm entering a career where those things are central, and of course they're important to me, but so are other things! Granted, I am grateful that God has given me this brain, and the opportunity to study His Word and do a PhD. But he has also made me much more than that. I am a scrapbooker, a photographer, a musician, a friend, a dreamer, a listener. I love to travel and to read (fiction, that is). I am a woman who loves children, longs for companionship, and I'm still holding out hope for a husband and family some day. Many of those things are more important to me than simply being a mind! I have been told by one of my male coworkers that many guys are intimidated by me because of my academic record. Apparently, that's all people see in me. No wonder they're intimidated. So one of my goals for this year is to make it clear that I am not just a mind!
(I just needed to vent about that. This has been an ongoing issue for a couple of months now, and it's driving me crazy! See, soon I won't have a mind at all!)
Posted by Barb at 8:11 AM
Thursday, January 3, 2008
After reading Genny's post on the year in pictures, I decided it would be fun to do a review of my 2007 in pictures, especially since I had such an eventful year. Unfortunately it's taken me two weeks to complete this post! But anyway, hear it is, finally - 2007 in pictures:
There you have it. There's no way I could include all the many things that I did and places I saw while I was in Scotland. If you're interested, check out my Scotland blog at http://www.barbinscotland.blogspot.com/ for details on all my many adventures. For 2008, one of my goals is to scrapbook all the photos from 2007 - Dubai (almost completed), Munich, and 6 months in Scotland will probably fill about 10 scrapbooks! Another goal is to take some pictures every month, which means I have to DO something photo-worthy every month. I don't want to have months of "darkness" where all I did was study (like September and October of 2007). There's no way 2008 could be as exciting as 2007, but I pray it is a good year. Who knows, perhaps this year there will be developments in my personal life rather than just travel experiences... God willing!!!
Posted by Barb at 2:42 PM
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Aunt Kathy, Uncle David, Holley, Judd, and Colton My cousin Melissa, Larry, and their kids, Lindsey and Grant Lindsey and "Kat Kat"
Me and my cousins Holley and MelissaMom, her sister Kathy, and PapaMom and DadMe and MomMe and my brother, Ben
Posted by Barb at 9:59 AM
And I mean that literally... At one point we had five dogs in our house (in addition to 17 humans). Here are a few pictures of the merry canines:
Posted by Barb at 9:56 AM