November 29, 2006


Job - No, I'm not talking about employment. I'm talking about the Book of Job in the Bible. I wrote a paper about suffering in the Book of Job last night. It's not an easy thing to think about, write about, talk about, etc.... It really makes you think. Does God cause suffering? If so, is that a God that I can believe in??

I came to the conclusion that God does NOT cause suffering. Why would a forgiving and loving God wish such harm upon Earth. I think God is crying (metaphorically speaking) because of the awful things that are in no one's control in this world (like cancer, natural disasters, accidents...). I think God is right there with us, through the hurt, just as sad as we are; and supporting us to fight against the injustice in our world.

At least I hope so.

A short little sermon from Becky...I could write more but I have to go to class, and I don't want to go on and on about it. I just wanted to get that off my chest.

P.S. If you don't believe in God, I'm not trying to say you should. That's your perogative (yay Bobby Brown). I'm totally immersed in seminary life, so God is going to come up in the blog once in awhile. We're working through a lot of things, it's a whole new level of my faith journey...lots of questioning.

P.P.S. If you're interested you might want to check out the book "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" By Harold Kushner.

November 28, 2006

Funky Dream

So I woke up this morning crying - all because of a bizarro dream! Emotional? Yes. Crazy? Yes. Any explanations? Maybe....

Picture this - I'm house-sitting for God-knows-who, mostly watching all their animals. I didn't really go out to the barn to check on them very often and all of sudden I noticed kittens running around. I was upset because I didn't think I was supposed to "let" the cats get pregnant (Apparently I was house-sitting long enough for animals to conceive and have babies....). Much to my dismay, when I head out to the barn I find that some of the kittens have major deformities. They were very tiny and had faces of different animals...for example, one had a pig snout. So I'm freaking out because the animals apparently had "relations" with each other. Then there's a big animal birthing a cow...but this big animal is not a cow, so it was major weird. My dad finally comes home and I ask him if the animal who is clearly suffering trying to give birth will make it and he says no. So I say can't we do anything to help it, to stop it from suffering and he says no. Then I fall to the ground crying for this poor animal, and wake up crying for real.


My only guess is that before bed I was reading from the book "When Bad Things Happen to Good People." It's for a class - I'm supposed to write about suffering in the Book of Job. Eek. So maybe there is some explanation for this wacko dream....

Please pray for my sanity!!!

November 27, 2006

Cozmo likes the tree

Cozmo promptly found a seat underneath the Christmas tree, almost immediately after we put it up. I'm impressed that he chose to chill out underneath it, rather than attack it and all the ornaments. Don't let his calm demeanor fool you!!!!

Becky and Krista decorate for Christmas

My roomie (Krista) and I spent a couple hours this afternoon decorating for Christmas. We had lots of fun combining our various decorations that have been handed down through the years. Here's our living room, complete with Christmas tree, lights over the tv area, snowflake stickies on the windows....and of course the twiga (giraffe) is looking over and admiring our work.

Krista had a nativity scene as well that we put on our "mantle"; aka tv stand. So cute.

We even decorated our palm tree!

...and put lights in our kitchen window for our courtyard neighbors to enjoy :)

And for those of you who have yet to visit our lovely apartment, here is a picture of our cute bathroom

and my room.

November 22, 2006


I spent 3 weeks in Minneapolis this summer, nannying and catching up with friends. Abby, the cutest 6-year-old ever (shown here with bff Mattie) and I had a fabulous time. Abby loves Matt - and their personalilties are practically the same. I think Matt would agree :) He would get her way too hyper and then she'd flip out - and the same thing happens to Matt all the time!!! hehehehe Anyway, I love this picture (can you believe it's taken on my cell phone?!).

November 21, 2006

Donate your old eyeglasses

I was cleaning my room today (gasp!...I'm supposed to be studying, so cleaning my room is a lovely procrastination tool!) and found 2 old pairs of glasses. I was about to throw them away when I had the thought that there must be organizations out there who will take them and give them to people who can't afford them. I did what any smart girl would do and I googled "donating old eyeglasses" and found that there are many options! I decided to go with Unite for Sight. You go to the website, register (takes 10 seconds) and they send you an email with the address of where to send them. It's as easy as that!!!

Don't throw your old glasses away - Donate them!!!

November 20, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Yes, it is a time to give thanks. I'm giving thanks for a lot of things right now....

*It's Monday, and it's been a relaxing enjoyable day (hence why I'm updating my blog!!).

*We don't have class all week, so it's a nice break.

*I'm going home on Wednesday for a few days, and Richard is coming with me. I'll get to see all my family AND Jennifer and Dave will be in Racine too!

There's more, but I'm out of time. PEACE!