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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Going out with a bang.

... no, I am not going to go wacko when I leave KK in one week. But, I will have worked a bunch of days in a row, and most of those days will be more then 8 hours. Already this week, I have logged 42 hours (and had 2 days off), and I have one more shift before the week ends tomorrow night. Then, next week, I have 6 days in a row right up until my time is done there.

All in all, I hope I have enjoyed my days off earlier this week, because... I won't get one for a while with the transition over to Starbucks.

Whoa I can't believe July is gone...

God is good.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Goodbye Donuts, Hello Coffee.

Today I put in my two week notice at Krispy Kreme.

Needless to say, my interview the other day went really good, and I was offered a job on the spot! Whoo HoO!

I will begin later this week, or at the latest, early next week. Yay.

I met with my Pastor today to discuss where things are at with my trip. I think I left with more questions then I came with.

Please be praying that some doors will open to other churches.

... I have a toothache.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Searching for God Knows What

Donald Miller is rocking my world.

Today, I was reading about how Adam was created first, then Eve... but... there is a catch... there is more to the story in between Adam being created and Eve coming to fruition. Adam had to name all the animals by himself... God didn't tell Adam, "Ok son, go ahead and name the animals, then I will make you a mate." No, Adam named all the animals probably without even thinking of such a thing as a helpmate.

Miller suggests that naming the animals was no simple feat. They didn't line up for him and parade by each receiving a name (by the way, even that would take a good long while.) But, instead, he had to go observe them, and to some degree categorize and group them accordingly. He expounds much further, but... he ends up estimating that it took 100 or more years to name all these animals. Then, God created Eve for him, without even really explaining it to him.

As Miller wrote more about what those first few moments between Eve and Adam must have been like... I found myself off in daydream land trying to imagine myself as Adam in that situation...

Surely, our God is great.

--Did you know that Starbucks was named after the first mate in the classic Moby Dick? Interesting. Pray for my interview at Starbucks tomorrow afternoon! Yay!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

June is gone?

I am beginning to wonder if God intended for us to embrace capitalism.

I dislike my job. I hate the 'stuff' I have. I think banks are evil. But... In the United States... as any other industialized nation... if I stop running in place on my wheel... I wonder where my next meal will come from?

Those are some random thoughts from a dark corner of my mind...

in other news... I have opened a blog that will focus more on my mission to Moscow, including keeping you up to date on my current level of funds, and important steps I take in the process.


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I also picked up Donald Miller's latest book... Searching for God Knows What. And, an oldie but a goodie... Brennan Manning's: The Ragamuffin Gospel.