Friday, May 02, 2003

Accepted and holding b4 May 15th rule (only hold one): Penn State and MCV...don't know which to choose, leaning towards Penn State.
Waitlisted officially: UCB-UCSF JMP program, Vanderbilt, Pittsburgh, UC Irvine
On Hold: University of Maryland, University of Illinois at Chicago
Declined Acceptances: EVMS, St. Louis
Withdrew from waitlist: NYMC
No rejections post-interview yet...
i heard someone describe being in a fellowship once: you're part of a family, and in every family there's always some sort of drama. People can look like they hate each other at times, but deep down there's underlying love. Even despite the harshest disagreements. Yeah, I think this is true at least some of the time.

Thursday, May 01, 2003

1Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
1 Tim 5:1-3

How to view sisters in Christ:
1) someone else's God-ordained wife
2) pure and good
3) powerful witness to Christ's love

How to treat sisters in Christ:
1) someone else's God-ordained wife
2) with utmost respect
3) no hint of impurity (flirting, misleading signs) and have only thoughts of them that God would approve of
4) Continue above during singlehood and beyond

Forget the Joshua Harris books...we don't need to dwell on this topic any longer than needs be.

Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Boo...Maryland won't get back to me immediately. May is my month!
Note to self: Mother's Day, May 10th. Don't forget!
John White is so mind-blowing in showing the simple truth of bearing witness...
"So when you witness, do not pretend to be something you are not or to know things you don't know.Christ may want people to discover you are weak and foolish. He wants them to be impressed by what he can do in the life of a weak and foolish human being.
...I cannot emphasize too much that our job as witnesses is not to project a good image."
I'm learning to be real, with myself, with others, with my faith. Even if it incurs eyebrows raised and rebukes by other Christians that also need to be real with themselves.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

I find asian culture so fascinating. Maybe because I'm a detached asian person living in the States. As an example, every once in the while I admit looking up online the newest asian tv dramas or watching music videos. It's just so much fresher than lame britney spears. Asian people are way cool...for the most part. ;P

I'm pretty excited about doing this...$260 is actually not bad of a price considering I am learning something completely new and I get to practice sailing for the rest of the summer. I've decided to live life out to the fullest, trying new things, and being the best man for it. Not your typical bro, I know, but I never claimed to be typical (nor easy to understand).
hmmm...what's tacking and gybing?

Monday, April 28, 2003

Ever have recurring dreams? I had one yesterday again. I was reflecting back on a whole semester (college or high school?) and forgot I was supposed to go to English Honors class every Tuesday morning. Somehow it escaped my planner. Nightmare of a nerd.
'Better Luck Tomorrow' has a character Ben Manibag. Totally reminds me of myself in high school. Not too fond memories of high school.
anticipation (noun) -
1. the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
Synonyms: prediction, prevision

2. something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
"each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
Synonyms: expectancy

3. pleasurable expectation
Synonyms: expectancy

4. some early entity whose type or style anticipates a later one
"there were many anticipations of Darwinian theory"; "the hour glass was an anticipation of the clock"

5. wishing with confidence of fulfillment
Synonyms: expectation

There is no more perfect gift from above than someone who not only understands you during times of difficulty, but can also lift you up and help get you back on track.