A little update for my first post back on the blog. Since I last posted, I moved out of my house in Atlanta, said goodbye to friends and church family there, brought my things to Kentucky, got ready to go work a summer of camp, worked a summer of camp (more on that below), returned back to Kentucky, attended an end-of-summer retreat in Alabama, drove over to Georgia to visit friends there, came back to Kentucky… and am now seeing friends and family and preparing for the move to Germany. I leave in 18 days!
It was an awesome summer with PASSPORTkids! camp.
Wow! The end of February flew by me! Part of this is because I spent the past two weekends traveling…
A few favorites from this month…
1. This vegetarian chili recipe…which I’m recreating from memory:
-2 small yellow onions (chopped)
-2 cloves garlic (minced)
-1 yellow and 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
-1 can kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
-1 can cannelini beans (“)
-2 cans black beans (“)
-2 cans stewed tomatoes
-cumin, chili powder, salt (all to taste – I was heavy on the chili powder and lighter on the others)
-canned chili peppers in adobo sauce (1 or 2 peppers, depending on how hot you like your chili, a spoonful of the sauce)
So, this is maybe more personally reflective than I normally get on my blog… Click “back” now if you’re not up for rambling.
I’ve had two instances recently in which I was asked about my future (not the distant future, but the future that is nearer than I realize). On reflection, I’m surprised with how different my responses were. Maybe in the process of writing this blog, I will gain some insight regarding “what in the world” I am doing with my life.
Long time no post. Things have been pretty intense with this week being finals/papers-due week. The to-do list is wrapping up nicely, but I’m in for a long couple of days leading up to my one (and only) exam on Friday. That means that I am finished with my first year of grad school in 2 days!
I originally planned that this blog would be about ordinary life – the things I do and learn – but I realize that I mostly blog about crafts and food, and less about thoughts. I don’t have any recipes to post today, because I’ve been living on toast, spinach salad, m&ms and coffee. So… because the semester is coming to an end, and school-work is on my mind, I thought I’d share a little bit about what I’ve been thinking/writing/learning lately. This will be the first in a series of maybe 3-4 posts on “Things I’ve Learned in Seminary.” 🙂
If you read to the end you get a life update, but first Monday night’s dinner…
Blue cheese and pear pizza
This is my friend Sara’s creation. She and Caroline and I celebrated Valentine’s together with a dinner, chocolate covered strawberries, red wine, and romance. Ha.
How have I been spending my days lately? Thinking a lot about home. I don’t just mean Lexington. (That’s probably the home I’ve been thinking least about. Sorry Mom). But I’ve had several events in the past week or so that have spurred thoughts about my several homes…
Ok ok, I know. I fail at blogging. At least for the past 7 weeks. But I’m back on the bandwagon now! I’m just going to highlight the big things that have kept me busy and kept me from blogging.
…all happened because of Him
These are the Amheric words on the bracelet made by my Ethiopian friend/little brother, Sami. He gave me the beaded bracelet last week at Selah Vie. Selah Vie was a retreat for Passport Camp summer staffers, Student.Go summer missionaries, and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Collegiate Congregational Interns. About 150 young adults came together after a summer of ministry to share, reflect, worship, celebrate, and engage in theological conversations about the good work of God we got to join in this summer. We brought a wide range of experiences and perspectives from our summers, and it provided helpful space for processing my experience with Passport Kids.