Saturday, August 26, 2006

Best. Week. Ever.

I'm sorry I haven't updated in a while. I've been busy in almost every sense of the word. There's been surprisingly little time for the Internet other than commenting on other people's blogs and stirring up my anger by reading more Mike S. Adams articles (check out his latest rant, it's... Something.) Other than that, I've been enjoying what might turn out to be one of the best weeks of my life.

The people on my floor are awesome. It's so wonderful to be in a community that actually does stuff together. Heck, it's wonderful to be in a place where there's stuff to do. We pile into cars and head out to eat, or go to the beach or go out to a club. (Yes, we went clubbing last night. Let me just say that downtown Wilmington is amazing. I had never been to a club, but I decided to go this time. So awesome.)

It's also nice to be around people who are willing to talk about things. The faith conversation mentioned in the last post has made its way into other conversations, much to my delight. Whoever says that college is a hard time to expand your faith must not have been talking about Wilmington. True, my faith has been challenged, in that I've had to defend certain points of it, but overall I think it's grown. If religion is our guide to life and life is about people (for I think it is,) then people -- of varied backgrounds and ideologies -- are the way to a true understanding of God. I've met some Christians (some in my own family) who have chosen to isolate themselves from people of other beliefs. I find this counter-productive, but oh well, I'm getting off subject.

I went to Campus Crusade the other night. It's the school's non-denominational "Christian club." I went to the worship service, which was pretty nice despite the endless stream of contemporary Christian music (I can't stand it; Hope that doesn't make me a bad person, but I'm used to more traditional hymns.) There are small Bible study and worship groups that meet around campus every week. Mine's all male, so hopefully that will be a good experience. I've already told several people on my hall about my dilemma -- whenever it comes up in conversation, of course. So far everyone, guys and girls alike, has been accepting about it. Even Sister Mary Francis (the self-given nickname for the Catholic girl on the hall who's considering becoming a nun) spouted the, "If you love someone I can't see how it could be wrong" line. Then again, she respects the fact that celibacy is an option for me. To be honest, I'm less inclined to talk about my problem to the people at Campus Crusade. I'm just worried about reactions, that's all. Then again, I need to stop defining my faith from my sexuality issues, lest they become the only sins I focus on (when they're definitely not the only sins I deal with.)

Classes are boring, but I think I'll be able to get through this semester alright (with a little studying and a lot of prayer.) I'm slightly homesick, but I'll be going home for labor day, so that's good. My attempt to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation has come to a screeching halt, as has the writing of my novel. Yep, my characters have been stuck in literary limbo for over three weeks. If you guys want to pray about the trivial parts of my life, then please pray that this non-action on my part will be resolved. It's not that I don't care about reading the Bible or continuing my favorite hobby. I just have a hard time sitting down and doing it. Does anybody else have that problem?

Despite all the bad, this has been an awesome week. I already feel miles away from the person who began this blog (or maybe I'm closer to him than I've ever been?)

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