May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
May the road rise up to meet you.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:00 p.m.
I handed in three papers to Prof. Kunjummen for Ecclesiology/Eschatology class yesterday. The last for that class.
I handed in my take-home final to Prof. Smith, also the last.
I went home and started to read the latest Jan Karon (Fr. Tim series) novel. whoa!
I suffered pangs of guilt because my head was just so SURE there was more schoolwork to be about… ahem!
I told Prof. Smith that I wanted to thank him and Prof. K for giving me germs!
Thankfully, Smith has gotten used to my sense of humour (ahem! no comments from the peanut gallery)…
As I drove to school, I lamented the inadequacy of the offerings I was transporting to my professors’ hands but then things came into perspective as I thought about the germs of bigger Bible studies to develop material for teaching that I had in my backpack. I have been afforded such a laboratory experience in my class time at seminary! God is so good!
Thanks for the germs.
Now, of course, there is a bigger task at hand as I look eastward!
Some kind driver reminded me this morning to BTHKFUL on this salty-roaded, gray-snow-globed morning. I am - for all of you! And for so much else… So, BTHKFUL today - whatever day this is that you’ve come here to check up on things. Be blessed, as well, in the day the Lord has made!
“See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”
Isaiah 43:19 (NIV)
Here are some YouTube videos of things Ishskwaday (Ojibwa: “fire”). First is the 2008 promo video, then the one from 2006. Ishskwaday 2006 was the inaugural conference. The conferences are expected to be held every-other year. This year’s conference theme is Reconciliation. I will be presenting a seminar on Saturday, March 15, 2008.
After those, there are two videos of Broken Walls, the music ministry of Jonathan Maracle (Mohawk: Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Y’know, I love watching license plates, especially the personalized ones, but sometimes even the stock ones turn out pretty good.
Early on, when Ontario was having their first crop of fully personalized plates, my sister and I saw one in Toronto that read
2TH DR - I’ll leave you to figure out what this guy did when he got to work.
So, this afternoon, as I was driving south on I-275 heading to the Seminary, I notice a Grand Prix with a Michigan State University plate. There was that grand block S on the left and the letters T-O-L-A-T. What’s “TOLAT”? Oh! I get it -
STOLAT. All you out there who are fortunate enough to be of Polish heritage, sing along with me now!
The Polish Birthday Song - Stolat!
Finally, all the mystery has been removed. Click this link to find out how your cursor works on your computer screen:
(Move your mouse around and left-click to see how it works.)
Here we go…
It is said that one should not judge another until they’ve walked a mile in that one’s mocassins. Come, walk with me…
There are many things being murmured around here. We’re getting e-mails and my coworkers are hearing from people asking what would have been odd-sounding questions before Monday… Today they do not sound so odd.
I was at our Seminary’s yearly banquet last night and had a chance to hear Dr. Erwin Lutzer speak - author and pastor at Moody in Chicago. He challenged us to “regain our ground” in North America (for he could speak for the Canadians as well, because that is where was born and raised) emphasizing five points (notes taken last night thanks to my trusty Palm Pilot - it was supposed to be a night OFF from school and lectures!):