- My Bible reading is going very well! As of 02/04/2007, I have read the Bible through twice!! I was hoping to have it read through in less than a year (I finished the first time through sometime in January, 2006), but I had some spells in there where I didn't read like I should've. It didn't take me much more than a year, though, which makes me happy, and ultimately, it's not a contest or a race. I'm currently reading in Genesis (just finished through Chapter 28 today) and Hebrews (finished through Chapter 12). I need to get back into blogging about the Scripture I'm reading, but that requires time that seems so fleeting nowadays. I used to do it at lunch daily (or try to), but lunch is (or at least should be) used for doing youth stuff that needs to get done. I may try to do it on Mondays, at least, as those don't seem to be taken up (yet).
- Duke -- it's still there. I'm still there. Our basketball team is apparently giving everyone else in the conference a fighting chance, as they aren't doing much to stop them. I can't say much, as I haven't actually gotten to watch any games this season. Did catch parts of the Duke/UNC game last Wednesday as I drove youth home, and came home and started watching it. Started to fall asleep just as UNC was taking the lead. Woke up to the news where I got to hear that Duke had gone on to lose to UNC. Oh well, there's always next season.
- Youth -- it's going well. Ultimately, we've decided that, as a church, our goal is to disciple people, and that all the ministries in the church (adults, youth, and children) need to be moving towards that goal. I've got some ideas for that, but haven't implemented them yet. I hope to in the near future. We've just had our annual ski trip, with our annual trip to the ER, and we have Acquire the Fire coming up at the end of March. But I don't want this group to just be about going from one big event to the other. I want to see these teenagers on fire for Christ. I want to see them develop this incredible passion for a relationship with Jesus. My prayer is, they'll stop depending on this world and start leaning on Christ and become true disciples. Oh, we're tearing up the basement this coming up Saturday!
Finished my taxes tonight. Yay. For the first time in several years, I owe. That has me saddened. And by saddened, I mean, that's the reason I'm still up. And not wanting to do anything I need to do. And why I ate a bunch of 'nilla wafers with cream cheese icing on them. Yup.
OK, that's enough. I'm feeling sleepy, and if I don't try to go to sleep, I won't be worth anything tomorrow. G'night.