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Twas a good weekend


I would venture to say that I had fun this weekend. Friday was the wedding of the Christian Ed director and one of our secretary/technical guys. It was a beautiful wedding and I got to sing in the choir which was great.

Sidenote: I'm really enjoying singing in a choir which I haven't done in a very long time but this is really quite fun and surprisingly enough I am no longer the youngest one in the choir. There are 2 others that are younger than I am which is quite the consolation.

So Saturday I did some apartment cleaning and then headed to counterculture. It was a truly interesting service. It was like normal with some talking then some singing then some talking etc... but the talking was devoted to going over the Psalms. Especially hitting ones that you see joy, struggle, pain, love, as well as anger. It was so great to let the words just speak for themselves.

So we headed out to the Flying Star to grab a bite to eat but didn't get there until 11 and unfortunately that's when they close. So we hung out with some of the people there for a bit while they ate then I headed to Frontier Restaurant with this girl Leah who is great. It was quite the experience. Frontier consists of like 5 different buildings, each decorated differently. They always have a line, and even have signs like rollercoasters (7 minutes to the front) which cracked me up. What I got was pretty good but what was funny was that there were high school students all dressed up in this crazy restaurant post-homecoming. Of course I got something with green chile on it. There is one word for green chile, and that is AMAZING.

Sunday I just sort of lounged around and did nothing. It was great. Yesterday I had a bbq to go to for counterculture which was quite fun. I'm so not a big crowd person but luckily was able to just hang out with small groups of people and really start to know them. My only problem seems to be that the further they go on and on about talking about their faith, the harder it is for me to relate to them. I even find myself having to rethink things that they say so that I don't get too bent out of shape. The hard part is that these are genuinely nice people. I know that God is expanding my boundaries with this though. In high school I was pretty active for awhile with a group called Campus Life, and these people tend to remind me of that group. There are both good and bad things to that statement. Campus Life helped me a lot in high school, but there came a time where I didn't agree with the tactics or strategies used to get people to come. For the first year it was a great thing, as I started to move up in leadership I was shocked at the mentalities and hypocrisy that came out of that group. I pray that this experience doesn't come to that, but it is hard to get out of the back of my mind.

Well I should get back to doing some work. I'm in a lull midafternoon but the rest of the week and next week will have plenty of stories for me to throw out there. It should be an interesting week so stay tuned for some craziness!
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2 Comments:

Hi Laura,
I had a week vacation, which was greatly needed, as when we have groups in for retreat I work from about 7am-10:30pm Monday-Friday and only have from noon on SAturday til 4pm on SUnday to recoup and get ready for the next group week. But the fall should be nice down time as just the staff will be here and we will be going out to sites during the day and our evenings will be filled with staff meetings, faith sharing, hosting nutrition classes for the community, and visiting friends who are in need of visitors...each will take up one evening a week...leaving one night plus the weekend open. Crazy schedule we have!

Anyway, my vacation week has been great. I hope you got my letter a while back. Also I read all of your entries and made comments on several, so when you get a chance please go back and read them.

I'd love to hear from you!

Grace and peace,
Jenny

By Anonymous Jenny Jeck, at 11:28 PM  

Jenny-
I loved reading all of your comments and would love to talk with you about all of the theological stuff. You know, for two religious studies majors who are very good friends we never talk about this stuff and I think we would see eye to eye on lots of things and bring ideas to each other. Is your email address at sxu still one I can reach you at?

By Blogger Laura, at 11:59 AM  

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