April 4th, 2007


John chapter 9, JavaScript

Early this morning we had a thunderstorm. It was really close by, and was exciting to listen to. At the same time, I was so exhausted that I was half dreaming about how to run SQL commands as I was watching the lightning. I suppose when I fell asleep again, I thought I had just gone to bed, because I didn't wake up again until 10:11. I blinked and thought: Now what do I need to do. Then I remembered, "I have Bible study at 10!"
So I leapt out of bed, threw on some clothes, and ran downstairs. I was only twenty minutes late ^_^;
We discussed right Spiritual vision today in Bible study. In difficult situations, it is easy to become dismal and gloomy. With right knowledge of God, though, we can be joyful in all circumstances. With right knowledge, we can act in a manner that glorifies God. Joseph is one example. Even after his mother died at a young age, he sought God. And though he was sold into slavery by his own brothers, he did not turn to God with a bitter heart. Finally, he was sent to prison in Egypt, but he did not complain. He worked hard and continued to honor God with his faith and hopeful attitude. Also, take Job. His land and possessions and children were taken from him, but he did not curse God. He clung to God, seeking out an answer to this suffering. When he received God's word, he worshiped and prayed. When we have situations where we would normally complain, it actually offers an opportunity for God to be glorified. In John 9:3, Jesus states this very clearly. So rather than allow myself to become weary, despondant, and bitter, I need to accept the light with faith and maintain an attitude of love, joy, and peace. How can I have the right to complain of anything when my Savior suffered far more for me? My knowledge of the great love of God should be enough to give me joy no matter what. It's an ongoing test. I don't need to do it all alone, either. It is only when I am fully dependent that I can succeed. King David, Moses, and King Hezekiah all knew this.

I put together some JavaScript exercises today - a if/else conditional, a while loop, and an array. The first asks whether you want Asian or Italian dinner and then gives it to you (document.write). The second gives you however many scoops of ice cream you request. The final one lists candy in an Easter basket^^ It all seems pretty lightweight compared to Java, but I do miss having my errors pointed out in red by my friend Eclipse!! What do you mean I have to count the end brackets myself? :p

I finally started typing the outline for my final paper for 670. I was nervous at first, but I think it might come together nicely. I am excited to do research on all the various access points and features offered by online and print Bibles. It will be a huge list! I need to work more on this after I post this. My hands are a bit achy from all the SQL typing, though. My tendons don't like me anymore!

Great Big Sea?

The fun folk/sailing music I have been listening to is by a group called Great Big Sea. I was poking online to see their website and found to my great surprise that they will be playing in Harrisburg next Tuesday! Haahaa - Wow, our little state capital is known by someone! :D I wanna go! I have three classes that day though, one from 11-1, another from 2-5, and the last one from 6-9. Booo! :p

They are going to be in DC on the 20th, though... So tempting.

When I'm up I can't get down, can't get down, can't get level
When I'm up I can't get down, get my feet back on the ground
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    Trois Navires De Ble, Great Big Sea
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