Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sabbath evening

Today started off kind of rough.  I was supposed to meet Ryan in the lobby at 8:30 to head to church.  I woke up this morning and looked at the clock - 8:28!!!  Yeah, that was not good!  So I quickly got dressed and we took off for church.  Needless to say, I was plenty hungry by the time they got around to serving potluck! lol  Anyway, Sabbath School and church were really good.  Dr. Jack Blanco did the lesson study.  It was on Paul and worship.  One thing he read that really grabbed my attention was a quote from Ellen White in the book Sketches from the Life of Paul.  It stated that had God's people prayed for Paul as they had for Peter, Paul would not have been killed.  She said that it was the believers' lack of faith and initiative that cost Paul his life.  She makes it clear that it was not God's purpose for Paul's labors to be cut so short.  So that was really interesting.  I want to study that more...

This afternoon, several of us went on a short hike.  We got lost several times, but we finally figured out where we were. =P  Then we rushed back to set up for the Archaeology Seminar.  After we had done that, we went into the sanctuary and sang around the piano for quite a while.  That was so much fun!  Joe plays the piano so well...

The seminar was on different discoveries in Israel again, and they talked about King Herod and Mesada.  And they had more displays there.  And a replica lamp to give to all those that came.  So that was nice. :)  Then Joe invited Ryan and I over to his place for smoothies, so the three of us plus Deborah had smoothies and burritos.  It was really good. :)  All in all, it was a wonderful evening.  But it is late and I'm exhausted, so goodnight!

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