Sunday, May 30, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
- Rolled out of bed after much adieu.
- Taught my 8:00 class through puffy eyes and a sick feeling stomach.
- Came back
- ..No comment
- Felt better..
- Talked to Nora on Skype while I fried bacon.
- Said goodbye.
- Greeted Katie after class.
- Took shower.
- Made pancakes.
- Ate pancakes.
- Felt much better.
- Intended to study Chinese.
- Strummed on the gee-tar.
- Figured out it was the last day for my Chinese Pod free trial.
- Downloaded 10 jillion Chinese lessons.
- Didn't study Chinese.
- Went to Wal-Mart with the crew.
- Bought a lot of food.
- Put money on my phone.
- Greeted our Jingzhou guests.
- Ate chicken and had fellowship.
- Had an amazing time singing.
- Tried to listen to the lesson.
- Couldn't understand.
- Had more excellent fellowship.
- Played with Elizabeth's cute, wittle puppy Alexander found on the street.
- Tried to join in on heated debated going on in the living room.
- Couldn't understand.
- Went back to the apartment.
- Chit-chatted with the Katester.
- Ate a bowl of cereal.
- Downloaded Chinese Pod Lessons until I started seeing spots.
- Aaaaannd, updated blog in a zombie-like trance before going to bed.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Being far from the body of believers in the US, I've been meditating a lot on why the Family isn't growing in America. And to answer this question, I first saw the problem in myself.
I can feel myself changing. Yes, it's been ever so slowly, but He is at work in me, I hope. More and more I fight to concern myself with others lives and worry about their struggles and think that much less about my own. …Boy, is that hard, or what? Well, it's hard for me.
Less of self, and more of thee…
When I read about the Son, I am frustrated just by how much further I am from the goal than I ever knew before. I am selfish, I can be judgmental, and my heart has been hardened to those in need. Discouraging, right? But then it dawns on me, that at last I've come to the point of self-realization. From what I can see, the members of the body who are the most difficult, and the most divisive, are those that would happily evaluate themselves as a genuinely good person—someone who is better than most people.
And it might be true. Certainly these people aren't committing crimes; maybe they're self-disciplined, and perhaps even more giving with their material possessions than the average Joe. But it is this satisfaction that people have with themselves that seems, to me, to be the most dangerous mindset anybody could have.
I just wonder what incredible things we could all be doing if we breathed in a good dose of humility, observing the large gap between our own actions and those of the Son of Man. What if we all thought about what else we could be doing rather than kept a tally of all the things we've already done?
None of self, and all of thee…
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
"Today I got up late so I don't have breakfast. Mrs. Jassica is the best teacher of the teacher that ever taught us. The teacher wear much beautiful than before, I think her must very happy. My teacher Jassica also that beautiful, when I see her I think I must learn English well, or I will can't fellow her. Today is sunny, no wind."
1. I'm hungry today
2. Because I have nothing for my breakfast
3. I want to a bottle of water and a cup of and something to eat
4. I think that's enough for me, but I'm still hungry
5. So I hope to have a big meal. but how? it's impossible we are in the class.
"I can't guess what Miss Jessica will do every do. But she always give us surprise and make all of us laugh."
"One stone two birds. I really like to make it happen, but at last I missed it."
- My Chinese name is Wu Xiung Long my Enlgish name is Kobe
- . I like Jesscia very much.
- . I like in play basketball.
- . I want to make a lot of money in the future.
- . My English is so pool. So I want to improve my English.
"I get up early, but not have breakfast, I'm hamgre now."
"Today is Monday. This is a rainy day. I'm taking classes English. My English teacher let me wirt five sentences. So I did that as above."
"Most of us like having this class and this it's interesting and full of fun. But, I sometime fear of it. I worry about the teacher ask me to answer ask me to answer or do some other things. It doesn't mean I dislike it, just don't know how to do with it."
"My stomach have some problem. Because of I felt not very well with my stomach. I think I must be well in several days"
NEXT ENTRY…. "Today is fine, because my body change fine."
"I feel happy for have so kind teacher."
"We are only take class and do homework and do homework. I know we must study hard in university, but we also need play."
"It's raining today. And I'm not fine. I missed my family very well. At school, I want to try my best to do everything well. But not at all. I don't want to go abroad after graduation. It well depend on much money and much time. For my family, it's a big pressure. I only want to make everything better. Try my best to get much knowledge, find a good job for myself. To make my family happiness which is my best wish."
"It rains. I don't like rainy day. I don't feel very good. But today's course makes me alittle happy. And I think it will be a sunny day tomorrow."
"I'm not like the life now I living. Time past quickly, but I find I have learned nothing. I don't understand myself, what am I? I think I can do many things. In fact, I can do nothing. I know my body is bad, but why do I smoke often? I said to everyone. "please live happily, because you will die so long". Even though, I'm not happy. Ya-Ha I want to be a happiness boy. I haven't been happiness, why? Perhaps it's my mistake."
"In the morning we had an oral English class and the foreign teacher. Jessica wore a t-shirt and a long dress. Came to our class. I thought she is beautiful and so cool because today's weather was not very high."
"But the most exciting thing is that I am nice to see my Enlgish teacher—Jesscia
"Last night Bill went to play basketball and hurt himself in his face. when he went back to the dormitory he alway standed in front of the mirror to check the injury. He felt sorry to see other people because the apparent injury has bad influence on his image. He is going to cry and unhappy."
"After lunch, I went to sleep. It is nice that I have dreamt Kobe. And when I woke up, I felt disappointed because that just a dream."
"I was very thankful to Jassica. Because when I was debting she was listened. Although she couldn't understand."
"The morning of today is so hurry we don't want to be late for Jassica's class so we not have breakfast. When I come in the classroom. I say hellow to Jassica, but she looks like unhappy and not even take glare at me."
"I prefer like to agree this view. When I see some lovers do all things together. I am eagerly to make a girl friends."
"Last night. when we over the class. Bill and Alex played basketable. as other members whom they come from grate two in this unvisity joined played basketable. Maybe it was for dark. One of members has fouled in the game and unfortunately his hands beat Bill's face. so it was made Bill's blood boil and left the playground."
I have a feeling these mean a good deal more to me than you, but I felt that these quotes are the appropriate ratio for the types of entires I got all last term. I always loved hearing about the same instance from several students. This term, I have them journal on topics of MY choosing. I'll fill you in on those goodies another time..