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Saturday, April 19, 2003

Above All by Michael W. Smith

Above all powers
Above all kings
Above all nature and all created things
Above all wisdom and all the ways of man
You were here before the world began

Above all kingdoms
Above all thrones
Above all wonders the world has ever known
Above all wealth and treasures of the earth
Theres no way to measure what your worth

Crucified
Laid behind a stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose
Trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all.

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Well well well... Looks like for the first time in history I am a trend setter! Behold! I give you Kevin's and Teresa's blogs. Actually, at this point I can only give you Kevin's. Teresa's isn't working, but by Monday it should be up and running.

I recently got an e-mail from Lance, one of the coolest guys I knew last year while I was involved with a Thursday night bible study. He absolutely ROCKS at playing guitar and has such a huge heart for the Lord. He recently began his own ministry series called Karisma Ministries His devotionals are awesome, so be sure to look at those. In the picture of the band at the bottom, Lance is the dude on the right in the blue shirt playing the guitar. The coolest part of the website, in my opinion, is the music page! I freaked out when I saw how many songs were listed, my roommate can vouch for that. My printer is going to be busy! So many songs for me to learn on my guitar but so little time!

Ok. So, other than Resurrection Week(which is going AWESOME by the way) here is the big story of the week.

It all starts at 11:45 in the morning on Tuesday when I was all alone in my room. I noticed the light flickered, but thought nothing of it. A few minutes later it flickered again and I thought to myself, "I need to put in a work order before the light goes out." 2 seconds later my light went out and so did all the power in my room. It made me think of Ouiji boards, as I was researching them on the internet the night before(long story). I was kind of freaked. So, I went out into the hallway to see if anyone else had trouble. Slowly, girls started opening their doors and wondered out loud what was up. I ran to the second floor of my Hall to see if their power was out too, it was. Then, I heard the power was out all over campus! My friend got back from class and said the lights went out during her test. About an hour later I learned that the power was not only out across campus, but across the whole Bryan/College Station area! What were we to do?

Go outside! I took my butterfly chair and headed out into the sun. I decided to study for my anthropology test until the lights came back on. Well, they never did, at least for a while. Despite the fact that no one knew what was going on, I thoroughly enjoyed the change in plans for the day. The power ended up being out for about 4 hours. You don't know how dependent you are on electricity until it is taken away. I thought that other cultures would laugh at us for our confusion and lack of ability to function without our artificial lights. There are countless times that I was about to check my e-mail until I noticed that I couldn't! The black out was definitely a wake up call to reality for me and for the whole campus. Classes were cancelled and we had the whole afternoon free to do what we wanted. Everyone was outside playing ultimate frisbee, volleyball, soccer... The corps had a barbeque. The atmosphere was festive, relaxed, thankful. It gave me a chance to think about the important things that we often toss aside while we go to school. In this fast-paced world we forget to take time out for ourselves, to enjoy eachother's company, to relax and connect with the world. It was a nice break from the chaos that usually reigns.

Have a happy Easter, let's not forget why we celebrate it in the first place. Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! "Early the following morning, just at sunrise, [Mary Magdalene and Mary Jesus' mother] carried [the spices] out to the tomb. On the way they were discussing how they could ever roll aside the huge stone from the entrance. But, when the arrived they looked up and saw that the stone--a very heavy one--was already moved away and the entrance was open! So, they entered the tomb--and there on the right sat a young man clothed in white. The women were startled, but the angel said, "Don't be so surprised. Aren't you looking for Jesus, the Nazarene who was crucified? He isn't here! he has come back to life! Look, that's where his body was lying. Now go and give this message to his disciples..." Mark 16:2-7

Monday, April 14, 2003

Praise God, for this week is Resurrection Week at A&M! I recently got involved with this organization that proclaims the Gospel the week before Easter in order to win the lost to Jesus Christ. I admit that I am weak in spirit when it comes to evangelism. My heart goes out to the lost, but my lips always stay quiet when I am around them. Please keep ResWeek in your prayers as we try and reach those who don't know the amazing God that guides their everyday lives.

Wow, it has been a long week and it is already Monday! This is me stalling studying for my anthropology exam on Wednesday. I attended my very last RA class of the year! After much thought, classes, interviews and the whole 8.999 yards, I decided not to be an RA. It has been something I have been praying over for a long while, and I finally got an answer in my heart. I'll be living in the coolest dorm on campus, LEGETT! My cool future roomie and I are going to rock that place.

Ok, since the comments box doesn't work, submit your comments here--> princessjak@juno.com. :-D Happy Wednesday! Smile, only 10 days of school left! WHOOP!

Sunday, April 13, 2003

Ok. I feel stupid. I sent out a huge mass e-mail to practically everyone in my address book and told them to come visit this site and to leave comments for me. Well, too bad the comments link doesn't work! Oh well.

Today has been crazy and it is only 4pm! I was supposed to meet Melanie and her parents for lunch. I forgot about it until she called at noon. I told her I was just on my way out to go eat lunch and she said, "No! You're eating with my parents, remember?" Oh yeah... She said she would call again when they got in town, probably around 1:30. I had to study in the meantime, so I told my roommate, Carly, that I would be studying in the lounge in our Hall. She said she would direct Melanie towards my general direction when she called again. I got to the lounge and decided to study outside instead. So, I did thinking that Melanie would be able to see me since there were huge windows in the lounge facing where I was studying outside. I read my book for class and didn't look at my watch until 1:45. By then I figured Melanie probably missed me. So, I called her and apologized when she said she couldn't find me. But it was ok because her parents were lost and wouldn't be in until about 3. So, I went to the cafeteria to nibble on something to tide me over. After I ate, I whipped out my book again to study. After a few pages, I realized that I was the only one in the cafeteria because it was closed! So, I ran out and went back to my room when I noticed that Mel called while I was gone. Her parents got here "early" and were ready to eat. Ack! So I called in an act of desperation hoping I wasn't too late. Hoping that I haven't made that bad of a first impression on her family. In the end, it all worked out and lunch was great!

That is the good story for the day. Now I am off to study for my lovely anthropology test on Wednesday. The book I am reading for it is called Dancing Skeletons. It is about an Anthropologist (from A&M, might I add) who is doing field work in Mali, Africa. Very interesting.

Word of the day: Hemepines... pronounced "he-me-peens." It is a certain body part of a snake. Yep, you guessed it. The whole ordeal is outlined in Carly's biology book. :-)