Friday, July 27, 2007

Okay, now I know I'm wasting time....

But I couldn't help it. Just had to see how it'd come out. I'm rather surprised.

You scored as Buffy Summers, You are

a very strong individual. You do, however,

have some trouble admitting how you truly feel.

You've experienced a lot during your life, but you

more than manage. Always willing to help,

you're a great friend.

Buffy Summers

79%

Rupert Giles

54%

Spike

50%

Willow Rosenberg

50%

Tara Maclay

46%

Dawn Summers

42%

Anya

33%

Xander Harris

29%

Which Buffy The Vampire Slayer Character Are You Most Like!?
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Alter Ego -- really no surprise

You scored as Hermione Granger, You're one

intelligent witch, but you have a hard time

believing it and require constant reassurance.

You are a very supportive friend who would

do anything and everything to help her friends out.

Hermione Granger

90%

Severus Snape

75%

Remus Lupin

75%

Albus Dumbledore

75%

Ron Weasley

60%

Sirius Black

55%

Harry Potter

55%

Ginny Weasley

55%

Draco Malfoy

50%

Lord Voldemort

5%

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Lament for the End


I finished Book Seven on Monday afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. I had taken the day off to recoup from my mission trip. (Nothing to do with wanting to read the book or anything like that ) A bittersweet ending. I loved the book, but I loathe that the series is now over.


I have always been one to relish the anticipation of a thing more than the thing itself. I am not sure why that is. Even as a child, at birthdays and Christmas, I never ripped into my presents. I preferred to take it slow, savoring each moment of wonder as I carefully removed the paper from the treasure inside. And once all the packages were exposed, I experienced a let down that is difficult to describe. Something about the "not knowing." Something about the mystery of "what could be..." The reality never measured up.


And so with Harry, the saga is complete. The questions have been answered, the problems solved, the loose ends neatly tied up. The anticipation is relieved, yet I still long for something more.


I suppose it's a matter of preferring the journey over the destination. And so I wonder, what's next...

Quintanna Roo Mexico







Just returned from a week long mission trip to the Mayan Riviera in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Got to work with about 150 kids in their vacation Bible school in the village of Nichta Ha. It never ceases to amaze me how the people there can be so content with so little. They always thank us for what we bring to them - mostly things. But do they have any idea what they give to us? A heartfelt faith. An appreciation for the basics in life. A love of God that is pure and honest.