There are ten days left of this semester, including finals week. While this week seems to be going slowly, all in all the semester has sped by. I cannot believe that in 6 months, I’ll be 20, and I can’t believe I’m more than a 1/4 done with my college career. This semester has been rewarding, difficult, stretching, and memorable. I’ve lived in an apartment with two other girls, sharing space, lives, food, time, music choices, and dreams with each other. I’ve learned to write my story and learned that I’m called to tell others’. I’ve fallen in and out of love with theology more times than I can count this semester (most definitely loving it right now), and I’ve truly started to see how the Cross is the very thing my life is nailed to, the very essence of Divine and the very beauty of humanity, the meaning of grace.
Last week after thanksgiving was a blast, with just good times with friends, great lessons learned in class and outside through professor’s words and readings, and the change to christmas time. On friday, I went with a bunch of friend to a concert called Celebrate Christmas, which is the annual School of Music’s Christmas concert. It was amazing to hear hymns and carols sung and played by APU’s own talented students. I might post a video of a song I recorded Man Choir singing that night in a few days once I figure out if it is okay to post (copyright stuff… yeah, they are THAT good… haha).
I also hung out with my amazing roommates
and made a gingerbread house (very christmas-y):
And my church also had a children’s christmas pageant celebrating Advent. It was quite possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! And a very good message about identity and humility. My roommate, who works with the youngins at our church, and I loved it.
Now, it is time to prepare for finals (yikes!) and get ready to go home for 3 weeks before the new semester starts!!