Tuesday, May 18, 2004

I am HOME! Yay! Actually, I got home Saturday night, but I haven't felt like blogging. I've started work back at AOP, and am actually able to drive to work now because of my dad's generosity. It is nice to not have to take the bus.

I should back up. Finals went really well. It was another relaxing week of studying, just like last semester. I think I maintained pretty good grades, especially because I was excused from the Western Lit. final for having an A average on my quizzes. I was really surprised to find that out, and really happy. I missed graduation on Saturday because I was cleaning my room and it was too hot to dress up outdoors anyway. My flights home were pleasant and not full. Sunday I went to church and remembered what shallow lyrics in worship music are. By the way, I stopped going to the Reformed Presbyterian church in Purcellville for a variety of reasons and started going to Grace Community Church in Ashburn, which is part of Sovereign Grace Ministries. Yes, Paul went to a charismatic church. I actually enjoyed it and I think I'm starting to agree with their view of spiritual gifts. The best part of the church is the cross-centered worship and preaching. GCC Tempe is just not the same. Oh well, God is good and I know He will bless me here too.

Tonight we are going to a party for a local candidate. While I was in VA, my family got really involved with politics. They are more involved than I am! It's really good. Yesterday Mom and Naomi went to a rally to celebrate marriage and protest the "gay marriages" in Mass. There were 8,000 people at the Arizona State Capitol! This weekend, I am headed for California to visit Daniel as he spends his two weeks at home before returning to work at HSLDA. I'm really looking forward to it.

I've started reading C. S. Lewis's The Four Loves and also have The Weight of Glory and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe sitting on my desk. I still need to finish unpacking, and get caught up on the episodes of 24 I missed. Oh, I should mention that Hitman is now officially a wrap, and you can watch both seasons (in lo-quality) online at http://www.tpaulshippy.com/home. Make sure to watch Season 1 first, if you haven't already seen it. Ok, I'm going back to hanging out with my family. :)

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

I'm registered for next semester.

11:00 Freedom's Foundations
1:00 History of the Western World
3:00 Latin III

TTh -
10:45 Western Lit II
1:45 Principles of Biblical Reasoning

I'm so excited. It's going to be a fun semester. This one's just about over. It's the last week of classes! Overall, everything has been going very well in my life. God is teaching me things and I'm learning so much. As much as I enjoy life at PHC, I can't wait for the summer and getting back to work at AOP for a bit. Only two more weeks...:)