Sunday, August 30, 2009

Journals and jogging and marriage, oh my!

Ya know, the problem with writing online is that it means my hand-written journal gets less attention. And I seriously need to start using that thing up because I would love another journal. I'm only half-way through my current one and I began it in 2006 before I got pregnant with Val. Yikes. Journal marathon coming up!

I'm trying to fit "physical activity other than lifting and lugging two small children around" into my daily routine. Superman and I jogged on over to a park tonight and went through some exercises meant to prepare Army recruits for boot camp. I am (currently) of the opinion that fancy weight machines are pointless. It does take the thought out of exercise routines which makes things easy and straight forward, but still. So much can be done with nothing at all. I would still like a treadmill though - I think machines in that category are useful.

My Macbook's power adapter died so I'm having to access the internet via my cell phone during the day until Superman comes home. It's a hassle.

Church this morning was awesome. Did you know that (according to our pastor; I haven't personally researched it yet) Saul/Paul had to have been married to be a Pharisee? There was a period of time after his conversion, after he had returned to Jerusalem, that he went back to Tarsus, his home town, (Acts 9:30 or so) and some people think it's during that time his wife divorces him. He would have been a tremendous embarrassment to her and to other Pharisees and the Sanhedrin. I had never heard that before, so I want to look into it more. He obviously never mentions a wife in all his writing and does make a point that he wishes all men were as he was (single, and therefore undistracted in service to Christ) in 1 Cor. 7:7. Have any of you heard this or anything different?

Also, our church is starting (or partnering with in some way) a new graduate school of theology. The first semester starts next month. You can pay a lot and get graduate school credit, or you can pay a lot less and take it just for your own personal growth. This type of opportunity excites me. I would love to do it but I'm not sure how practical it would be at this point. But discussing theology and doctrine sounds so exciting! I don't even know what kinds of classes are being offered.


  1. ooo that school of Theology sounds like a great opportunity. My friend from camp just started seminary and he says he loves it because it's like having Devotions and Worship all day long. :)

  2. I do know that under Jewish law, only the man can initiate a divorce. So Saul's wife would have had to persuade him to divorce her. P'raps she died instead.