During my school years--both homeschooled and in public school--I liked test days. Tests meant no homework.

Too bad that doesn't apply to the rest of life. The past few weeks have felt remarkably like a test, only it's all homework. Let's see how Jennifer handles this problem. And this one. And this...

Despite the Bible's "Consider it all joy when you encounter various trials" (James 1) I have to say that joy has not totally been my response. At least not every day. If you'd asked me how I was Friday before last, I might have said, as Jim Carrey did in Liar Liar, "I've slipped into the seventh circle of hell, thank you!" Last Friday, I probably wouldn't have had the sense of humor to say that.

Today, the sun is out, the mood has lightened, people have encouraged me, and I get a little sense of victory from overcoming some of the difficulties. There's the joy...

Anyways, I haven't gone mostly blogless over the past two weeks out of lack of things to say. I've had too much to say, and not enough time. Maybe some of it will make its way onto this little journal eventually.


  1. When I first became a Christian, I thought that life really was going to get a lot easier. Instead it became *tougher*. A little over a week after I made that commitment, I was already wondering what was the point of doing it to begin with.

    Let's put it this way: the first few years after that were... more trial and tribulation - and bizarre nonsense - than you might could even imagine.

    But in looking back on it all, and all the things God put me through, I can see now that it was all because He really did love me, and He was just wanting to prepare me for bigger and better things in my life. I don't know if I would be where I am today (whatever THAT is supposed to be :-P) had He not cared enough to send the trials and the tests.

    So keep your chin up, kid!! God is getting ready to do something remarkable - and beautiful - in your life. I would bet the bank on it :-)

  2. Hmm... well, if you need some joy in this trial of ordeals of destiny time, you can just give me a call. I've got a ton of ways of cheering you up, and they're all somewhere up my sleeve. No rabbits, though. Dat rascawy wabbit...
    Anyway, despite the fact that your blog contains only one post of which I am capable of commenting on, I'll still read your blog and comment here and there.
    Yeah, tests are getting to me a lot lately, too. I have an enormous test on Monday and then some more papers I have to turn in that have the weight of tests on them... just too much. I kinda wish I could take them more seriously. It's an odd feeling. I'll just have to leave you in suspence and describe it to you later.
    PEACE, yo!


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