Monday, February 16, 2009


Another rough morning... what's new? I've come to terms with the fact that at least 5 times a week I'm going to have trouble waking myself up. As long as I get to where I'm going on time, I think I can deal. Lindsey and I finally got moving and caught a cab to school. We made it with a moment to spare.

Today we had Conversación and Cultura. Both went well. My conversation teacher gave me back my extra work and told me 'muy bien' :)

After class, I went over to the ISA office, did some homework, ate my lunch, and hung out. Andrew and Ken and I walked around the area for a little while, too. We found this awesome organic store that I'm definitely going to go back and visit... they had rice cakes!

I went back to the school at 3:00 for my Historia class, my favorite. I took a bus home, and hung out for the rest of the afternoon. I had another battle with vertigo this afternoon, and this evening too, at dinner. My poor family. I know they're worried, and they keep offering to take me to the doctor, but I know there's nothing the doctor can do. I just have to bear it! For dinner, we had vegetable purée with grilled chicken, peas, pizza, yogurt, and some more of the sweets Matilde (she told us tonight that she doesn't want us to call her Señora) brought back from her getaway with papá.

After dinner, I hung out with Miguel downstairs and had tea. It was nice to get to just talk to him one on one. Also, the tea made me feel a little better... it was Vanilla Chai. Yum.

So, here's some strangeness... An American satellite and a Russian satellite collided in space on Thursday. An English nuclear sub and a French nuclear sub collided in the Atlantic ocean. A plane crashed into a house in New York, killing 50. Weird things are happening in our world right now... which makes you think about certain political changes that have happened recently. It brings a passage of scripture to mind:
"While people are saying, 'There is peace and security,' then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape." - I Thessalonians 5:3

This scripture is part of Paul's discussion of the coming of the Lord. We are living in the end times my friends! When I heard about the satellites and the submarines today, I felt an overwhelming sense of urgency and purpose in my life. What am I here for if not to know the Lord and make him known?

The rest of the scripture goes like this:
"But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the nigt or of the darkness. So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."

Some pretty serious stuff, huh?

Pensad en esto, y que nuestras acciones se lo reflejen,

PS. I've added new pictures to my previous FOUR posts... Check them out!!!!

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