monologue at 3 a.m.

i have been one acquainted with the night...

name:robin    residence: dayton, ohio, united states
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Friday, March 21, 2003

My apologies for it having been so long since my last entry. The last couple of weeks have been overrun with chaos. Finals week was crazy. I had a diferential equations final followed by my computer engineering final two hours later. That was just Monday. Finals week last quarter was much more enjoyable. BethAnn, Heidi, and I stayed up until all hours of the night enteraining ourselves with a tape recorder and the insanity test .
On a different note, tomorrow I get to go to Atlanta!! Woohoo!!! Crosswalk, a Christian organization at WSU, orchestrates a yearly spring break mission trip. This year God has blessed me with the opportunity to go. With that in mind in need to go pack :-p. It's 9:30 p.m. Friday and we're leaving at 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Yeah...I have some serious work to do.

Friday, March 07, 2003

Something to consider...

"That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him. After God made that decision of what his children should be like, he followed it up by calling people by name. After he called them by name, he set them on a solid basis with himself. And then, after getting them established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun. So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us--who was raised to life for us!-is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:

'They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.'

None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing--nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable--absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us."

Romans 8:28-39 MSG

Sunday, March 02, 2003 happened again
For those of you who have read my earlier entry pertaining to me being locked beneath the stage, this would be the occurances of the following Saturday. Once again, while at set-up I was subjected to the pranks of Ian and Jamie. In the midst of duct taping the cables, Jamie took it upon himself to give me a good scare. I haven't been startled to the point of screaming in a while so I guess that was due. However, the fun did not end there. Just before leaving set-up, Jamie, Ian and I were sitting behind the tech table and I noticed each of them armed with a roll of duct tape. I found this peculiar, but felt in no real danger. It wasn't long before they had a good couple feet of duct tape ready to attack heaven only knew what. And, of course, I still sat there unsuspecting I was to be the victim of this evil plot. Suddenly, Jamie moves in to attack with his length of tape. I foolishly grab it thinking this would thwart his endeavor in some way. I was so wrong. This action instead proved to accelerate his progress. Before long both Jamie and Ian had securely affixed me to the folding chair I was sitting in. Of course when this happened there were still a few other people at set-up besides us. It just so happened a couple of these people had cameras. I'm sure it won't be long before the pictures are posted on Apex's website.