Archive for November, 2013

A Week of Psalms

Sunday: Psalms 7 and 8

Monday: Psalms 9 through 16. 11 to 16 are all pretty short, so I just kept reading and reading. Found one verse that I really like: “I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”” (Psalm 16: 3)

Tuesday: Psalms 17 and 18

Wednesday: Psalms 19 through 21

Thursday: Psalms 22 to 24. I like 22 and 23 a lot.

Friday: Psalms 25 and 26

Saturday: And on the seventh day, I’ll take a break from Psalms and just pray.


A Busy Week Ahead

This time a week from now, I will be, with the exception of three final exams, finished with my first semester of college. But what a week it is going to be… Between now and next Friday at midnight, I need to write a full lab report for chemistry, put together and edit a video for a group project, write my last writing seminar paper about climate change ethics and make a final portfolio with some of my earlier work from my writing class.

Even if I didn’t have anything but work to do, it would be busy, but I do. This afternoon we have our last football game of the season, so I am not going to be able to give my TA very much (if anything) from my paper to look over, like I was hoping. And next weekend our orchestra and university choir are putting on our winter concert, which means I am going to have rehearsal Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night. Yikes.

So I’m praying for the ability to focus on my work and being productive with my time more than ever for this week. The end is in sight, but there’s quite a gauntlet to run from here to there. Anyway, I’m going to finish eating breakfast (dry cereal in a mug because the dining halls still aren’t open after Thanksgiving) and do some research (and hopefully some organizing) for my paper before marching band rehearsal. I hope to make some posts this week, but for obvious reasons, they may be few and far between.

Tenth Avenue North – You Are More

Many Thanks

This may be a little bit cliché, but it is Thanksgiving after all (it’s really early in the morning the Friday after, but I haven’t gone to bed yet). So I wanted to make a short list of some of the things I’m thankful for.

  • Even though it can be hard at times (like the next few days!), I am thankful that I have the opportunity and ability to attend and learn at a top University.
  • I am thankful for my family who not only helped get me here, but also love me, made me the person I am today and raised me in the Faith.
  • I am thankful for the friends, both old and new, I have made and can make me laugh, help me when I’m not feeling so great and can just be good friends.
  • I am thankful for music and all of the opportunities I have had to play and improve at it, making it a wonderful way to de-stress and spend my free time.
  • I am thankful for this body that God made for me and the health he has blessed me with.
  • I am thankful for my meal plan and housing here at college, because school would be a lot more stressful without it.
  • I am thankful for Chi Alpha, both for the people I have met through it and for keeping me involved in some sort of church-related community as I try to find a new church here at college.
  • I am thankful for my church at home and all of their support they provided me through my childhood.

There are many other things that I could list, but I would be up a lot later than I am prepared to be if I chose to write them all down. I’ll stop there for now.

John Mackey – Aurora Awakes (Performed by Eugene Migliaro Corporon and the North Texas Wind Symphony)

Worth Dying For – Destroy & Savior

I discovered this band on Spotify today, and thought I’d share the first two tracks from their album Worth Dying For.

Eric Whitacre – Water Night (Performed by Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3)